(aka: New York Hack)
She announced yesterday, 04APR06, that she has signed a book deal with Villard, an imprint of Random House.
She went from "downsizing" to cabbie to blogger to soon-to-be published author. FANTASTIC!
Currently, she plans to continue driving and blogging.
Here are some pics I garnered off the web:
For those who don't know her, she is a 30 year old, NYC woman. Her prior job was as a staff writer with the webzine PopSmear. Eventually she was "downsized" ("fired", "canned", "sacked", "shown the door", "given the 'boot'") . Running low on funds and opportunities, she decided to become a NYC cabbie. 1 of 197 women among the 40,000+ licensed cabbies in NYC who drive those 13,000 yellow taxis.
Here are a couple of stories she wrote while at PopSmear.
I don't know about you, but I plan to buy her book.
Last night was like a "stoner" trying to form cognitive thought. Tedious. The runs were happening but with long periods of downtime. The "10 o'clock magic" continued in negative mode.
I had three "10-13"s (no show/no load) dispatches, in a row, last night. All of them occurred in the worst of the doldrums (10:30pm to 12:30am). Each time this occurred, the driver who had dispatch duty was second in line for a call. 30 seconds after I was responding, he would send himself off for a really good run. My run would be a "bust" and I would resume "first up." That was a bit strange. Strange enough that one of the other drivers had to "talk story" about it when our paths crossed. I sure as hell hope we don't have a cheating thief among our ranks.
THE RIDE HOME
I finished my last run at 6:00am (late for me, early for most of you), at OGG. I was disappointed that I hadn't found one thing interesting to take a pic of. I was watching the sunrise on my return trip when it dawned, no pun intended, on me
"Hey, Wil. It's daylight. No flash necessary!!"
So here is my ride home:
And, finally, HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY to my friend Tim Weaver of MisterWeave.com Forums.
"Let's all be careful out there!"