Thursday, April 23

Silence was golden

I was lucky that people were quiet on the trains today.  Very lucky.  As it turned out, I had to travel without the benefit of my trusty iPod.  Late last night I found that the earpieces were both cut off from the wires, probably because one of the cats had gnawed through them.  These feline hijinks left me at the mercy of loud riders, but as luck would have it everyone was unusually quiet today.  I’d like to say that the other riders sensed my iPod-less predicament and responded appropriately, but unfortunately that’s not too likely.  The rides were uneventful in other respects too.  I got the shuttle from Medford, then the 6:56 from Ronkonkoma to Flatbush Avenue as it was yet another M-3 consist.  Today I was uncharacteristically unable to get a single seat, but it worked out because the seat next to me was occupied only from Farmingdale to Mineola, and then by a man of no more than average size.  There were no delays, and unlike yesterday’s train the 4 I got to Fulton was odorless.  Or at least as odorless as the subway can be.

There’s hardly anything to say about the trip home, so uneventful it turned out to be.  I got a 3 from Fulton to Penn, then the 5:22 to Ronkonkoma.  A relatively small woman of about 50 sat next to me on the latter train and was no trouble at all.  I spent most of the ride reading, finally finishing House of Cards, and we got to Ronkonkoma right on time.

Gym: a quick session, with a 2-mile run on the treadmill at 5.6 mph.

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