Great resource: Transportation Alternatives →
I’m becoming intimately familiar with the different types of snow. To a Californian, snow is snow—it happens at some poignant part of movies and makes people look rosy-cheeked and cute. But over these past few weeks (and last winter) I’ve realized that the varieties of snow are so much greater than “good for skiing” and “not good for skiing,” especially...
Public Transit Adventure #14
The other night I was in a good mood, for various unimportant—well, important, but not to you—reasons. That is, until I tried to get home. First, take note that it’s been frigid here, and slushy in that gross way that Weather.com euphemizes as a “light wintry mix.” This also, oddly enough, means extremely dry air, which my already-dry skin doesn’t...
A "conversation car"? →
I’m anti (mainly because I don’t think it’ll work), but no surprise there. You can’t manufacture social engagement like that.
Profundity on the Street
In a Staples store Four-year old girl: Mommy, what’s the EASY button? Mom: Nothing, honey, it’s just a marketing ploy. Life isn’t that simple. Eight-year old brother: God has the EASY button. At a Trader Joe’s Cashier: Two bags or three? Me: Two if possible; I’m all on my own. Cashier: Isn’t that the Human Condition?
Public Transit Adventure #13
Have you ever been on the subway when someone throws up? I have, twice now as of last night. Both times were on the L train, and both throw-uppers were female. The first time the woman was quite obviously beyond drunk—she violently threw up on her shoes, purse, and the floor, and could hardly hold her head up even afterward. She fell listlessly onto her friends around her until finally...