Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting a wonderful passenger in town on business. I ended up facebooking about the encounter because he’d shared this wonderful love story with me about how he met his wife. And, given the fact that years ago I started a blog called Archaeologist of Love (because I DIG … More This Uberlicious Love Story Led Me To StoryCorps!
Yesterday’s Uberlicious adventure led me to cross paths with Hip Hop royalty when I picked up Sweet LD of the pioneering female rap group Oaktown 3.5.7. Originally background dancers for M.C. Hammer in the late 80s and early 90s, Lil P., Terrible T, and Sweet LD eventually started their own rap group releasing two albums … More Sweet LD of Oaktown 3.5.7 & Celebrating Women of Hip Hop
One thing that I’ve come to enjoy about driving Uber is crossing paths with people on their special and most cherished days. Whether it’s picking up a three day old newborn (with his parents, of course) from his first doctor’s visit, or dropping off the sister of a groom getting married at city hall in … More To Be Young, Gifted and Teaching
I’ve never been one to swear by The Secret. I can’t even remember if I ever finished the whole book. But there’s something to be said about what I’ve experienced with the laws of attraction as an Uber driver. I sometimes like to think of it as a bit of happenstance, others might call it Godwinks. But … More Intuitive Ubering
Yesterday I had the pleasure of crossing paths with celebrated film, television and stage actor, Wallace Shawn! It’s funny how that happened. I’d been ubering around Brooklyn and Manhattan all afternoon, and had just dropped off a young couple at the hospital. As it turns out, they were preparing for the delivery of the newest addition … More …And Then Wallace Shawn Gets In!
Soooooooo….. Alec Baldwin, his wife, kid and business associate walk out of Vera Wang in Soho and get into an Uber….. Nope, that’s NOT the set up to a great joke….. that literally happened on Valentine’s Day… Alec Baldwin (and guests) got in! It’s funny because, as a driver – especially in cities like New … More And Then Alec Baldwin Gets In!
Let me preface this with stating that this post is not about my opinion on whether riders should tip their Uber drivers, or if they feel it is unnecessary to do so. I truly believe, in the grand scheme of service industry tipping standards, and the true spirit behind leaving a gratuity, that it is … More Yup, My Uber Passenger Left Me A $10 Tip! (And Lot’s of Gratitude)
After deciding to get myself a car, I was certain that I would find a distinct type of adventure while Ubering throughout the city. As I started the process, which took about eight weeks, I daydreamed about the variety of clients that would get into my car to get from point A to point B. I … More When The Deputy Executive Director of UN Women Gets In
A couple of weeks ago I decided to roll out for a few hours in Brooklyn, and fortuitously enough (or at least I thought so at time!) the first request I got was to pick up a “Kendrick”. I looked at my tablet like, OMG!!!! IS KENDRICK LAMAR IN THE STUY RIGHT NOW??????? I knew that he … More That Time I Almost Picked Up Kendrick Lamar (or so I thought!)