Wednesday, November 4

Non-extraordinary

Today was one of those totally unexceptional days in commuting terms.  There’s really very little to say about it.  The shuttle was on time at Medford, and the 7:04 from Ronkonkoma to Penn was busier than yesterday but not what I’d call crowded.  No one was sitting next to me by the time we left the station, but I figured that someone was bound to take the seat.  Sure enough, a non-SCA man took it at Deer Park, fortunately he wasn’t especially large and made no attempts at infringing into my space.  I got more reading done and the ride went by quickly enough.  About the only negative note was that we arrived on Track 14 at Penn, and another train arrived across the platform at Track 13 moments later.  This platform has narrower staircases and escalators than some of the others, so there was a bit of a human traffic jam trying to get off.  Just like yesterday, I missed a 3 train by seconds, but again just like yesterday another train (a 2) came along within a couple of minutes.

Due to some work pressures I actually cut it fairly close getting to Penn in time for the 5:41 to Ronkonkoma.  I made it to Park Place around 5:15, and thanks to a nonworking escalator missed a 2 train by seconds.  Fortunately a 3 came along shortly after and I made it onto the 5:41 no problem.  It was an M-3 consist, though I couldn’t get a single seat.  An SCA sat next to me, amazingly he was non-elephantine, and in any event got off at Hicksville.  I continued my progress through The Making of the Atomic Bomb, now up to the first chain reaction in 1942, and we got to Ronkonkoma and the shuttle on time.

Gym: a quick session, a 2-mile run on the treadmill at 5.4 mph.

 

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7 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. for the one and only gnp lover.

  2. I have a tremendous urge for asparagus …

  3. lol@peter. I knew you would like her 🙂

  4. I think it’s a marvelous testament to the hypocrisy of our culture that by merely blacking out the insertion points of the asparagal intrusions does this photograph pass moralistic muster.

  5. I hope it was not worth losing your job over.

  6. Is the blog just on temporary hiatus or has it been permanently reitred?

  7. I would love to hear the story of what happened to Peter today on the 5:41 from Penn that hit a man west of Brentwood.


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