Friday, August 28

Dull is nice

Today was a boring day on the rails, and that’s just the way I like it.  If it hadn’t been boring, it would have been less than pleasant, as pleasant surprises and the LIRR are two things that should never be mentioned in the same sentence.  Once again I drove to Ronkonkoma for the 7:32 to Penn.  It was moderately crowded, nothing out of the ordinary, and there weren’t any delays.  A 40ish woman took the seat next to me at Deer Park and wasn’t any bother.  While there were some relatively noisy people in the car, unlike yesterday I had my trusty iPod with me and was able to drown out any extraneous noise.  I waited a couple of minutes for a 3 train to Park Place, though in an example of less-optimal timing it started raining heavily just as I left the station.  The 4-block walk to my workplace seemed like it was about three times that long, and as (bad) luck would have it there were very few awnings or scaffolds along the way to help provide a bit of respite from the rain.

It wasn’t raining any longer by the time I left work, and on my walk to Fulton for a 2 train was a dry one.  The 5:22 to Ronkonkoma wasn’t crowded at all, in fact no one sat next to me the entire way.  I was able to read and play Tetris without being squashed.  A man in his 50’s must’ve boarded the wrong train, and spent a couple of minutes pleading with the conductor to stop at Mineola so he could get off.  If he had to ride to the first scheduled stop at Wyandanch and backtrack it would take well over an hour. The conductor didn’t sound too sympathetic, but in fact the train stopped for a few moments at Mineola.  Despite the extra stop we got to Ronkonkoma a minute or two ahead of schedule.

Gym: other things to do, so a day off

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