Thursday, August 21, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014

The Morning Grind

Some of you have asked me what the daily grind is like when commuting on the train.  There are several "legs," including the morning routine, the drive to the station, the train ride, the subway, and finally arrival.   In today's post, I'll give you a glimpse into the morning routine on a typical day.  The morning routine is supposed to culminate in my catching the 7:29 AM express to Penn Station.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Two-Fer Tuesday

On the train, realizing there's opportunity for a scientific study to support a new hypothesis: The louder and more obnoxious the ringtone, the louder and more obnoxious the person using the mobile device. I should have a valid sample set within weeks. I'll let you know which medical journals publish my findings.

On the train, some guy just spritzed himself with cologne. It's nasty, "Axe" type stuff. I may go ride in the little space between the cars the rest of the way home.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Technology Failures, Male Stubbornness, and High Anxiety

Recently, I made a mad dash from the subway to the Long Island Rail Road at Penn Station to catch a train that was about to leave.  As I weaved in and out of people, I glanced up at the departures board and briefly saw "7:44 Ronkonkoma Track 19."  At least, I THOUGHT that's what it said.  I flew down the steps and jumped onto the train at Track 19 as the doors closed.  Made it!

Friday, August 08, 2014

Wednesday, August 06, 2014