As you can see from the image above America’s Mart in Atlanta gave me such a warm welcome… I had a great time at the lecture; it really is a natural high for me to do these talks/book signings because of the lively conversations and interesting feedback I get from the audiences. Thank you Jessie for putting it all together!
Right after the lecture I was rushed off to film a segment for CNNE! We shot the segment at the PDI showroom, which was perfect since it was all about the new and exciting bathroom products that are coming to the marketplace. I highly recommend visiting this showroom if you are in Atlanta.
Lauren from Kohler came down to help out with the shoot and give us all a tutorial on the new Numi toilet, which does everything besides make you coffee in the morning. After 4 hours of shooting the same clips over and over again, we rushed to the airport so I could get on an earlier flight and drive to Montauk when I landed. Although it was a long day I was excited about the shoot and the possibility of doing more with CNNE.
As the plane landed in NYC there was a huge spray of water that hit the plane so when we pulled up to our gate I looked around to see what had caused it. While trying to find the source I saw a hearse pulling up to a Military plane where a woman was standing, crying and carrying an American flag. The pilot told me it was a family receiving their son from Afghanistan. This moment made what I had thought to be such a significant day so trivial. The rest of the weekend I focused on the mother holding the flag, which she would drape over her son’s coffin, it is an image I will never forget.