Last night I headed into the city (New York) to catch up with Bob London, a former boss, co-worker, and friend from my years on Lambda Chi Alpha’s staff. He is currently serving as executive director of Alpha Phi Omega, a professional fraternity headquartered in Independence, MO. Bob was in town for the Professional Fraternity Executives Association (PFEA) so I took the train in the crash their party.
It was great to see Londunski, re-tell old stories, and to catch up. It was also nice to meet and re-meet some of the other fraternal executives. Frankly, it was simply fun to hang out with a few fraternal professionals again. When I worked for Lambda Chi and also as a fraternal vendor, I always enjoyed attending conferences and was fortunate to make many friends from many different fraternities.
Any rate. Bob and I stayed up late, enjoyed a few drinks, and talked about what some of our mutual friends are up to. We eventually realized I wasn’t going to make the 1:30 am train back to Connecticut, so I had to crash at the Hyatt at Grand Central. I’m glad I did.
Hyatt had given PFEA the Presidential Suite. Since no one was actually sleeping in the suite, I moved in. So at 2:00 am, I had the place to myself.
With views of the city from three sides of the building, I’d say the place was rather large. One room had a piano, another had a plasma TV handing on the wall, the dining room had a marble table, and it even had a full kitchen. Needless to say, it was much better than sleeping on the couch in Bob’s room.
Thanks Bob for a fun evening. It was great to see you.