Thursday, October 22

A whole lot of nothing

Today was one of those days that basically slips below the commuting radar.  Okay, that’s an awkward analogy, but you know what I mean.  Nothing out of the ordinary happened.  The shuttle was on time at Medford, and as I’ve been doing lately I then got the 7:04 from Ronkonkoma to Penn.  No M-3’s were visible in the yard, so I took the 7:04 even though it was using M-7’s.  It seemed perhaps a shade less crowded than usual, though this could be because I was riding one car closer to the head end of the consist than I more commonly do.  Hard to say.  Anyway, there was nothing much of anything to complain about.  There weren’t too many SCA’s in the car, and in any rate a slender middle-aged woman took the seat next to me at Deer Park and didn’t infringe on my space at all.  As I said yesterday, most Asian women are fairly slim, with some chubby exceptions. This woman was not one of the exceptions.  I continued my progress through The Making of the Atomic Bomb, getting past the 150-page mark, which is about 20% of the way.  Speaking of slim people, I was amused by the description of J. Robert Oppenheimer, who was to be the lead scientist behind the Bomb’s development; at six feet tall, he weighed no more than 125 pounds.  You could chop the typical modern SCA in half and each piece will weigh more than that.  Anyway, we got to Penn on time, and after a wait of three or four minutes I got crowded but semi-tolerable 3 to Fulton.

Getting home was similarly uneventful.  A short wait for a 2 at Park Place, I actually got a seat, and then the 5:41 to Ronkonkoma.  It wasn’t at all crowded and for a while I thought I’d have an empty seat next to me.  Just before the doors closed, a woman in her 20’s took the seat, and though she was a shade on the chubby side she was no bother.  Actually, were it not for my iPod she would have been a bother, as for almost 20 minutes she kept up a rather loud conversation with a man she knew who was sitting across the aisle.  Fortunately, the music of Depeche Mode drowned out her yakking, and I did more reading.  She eventually conked off and – yes! – did a classic bobblehead routine.  We got to Ronkonkoma right on time, and the shuttle was on time as well.

Gym: some deadlifting tonight, a bit of playing around with the sets and reps.  6 x 225, 6 x 255, 4 x 285, 4 x 305, 6 x 265, 6 x 245, 6 x 225.

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