Husi Summer Fun Challenge?

Sure.   4 votes - 57 %
Let's talk.   4 votes - 57 %
Nope.   1 vote - 14 %
WIPO   0 votes - 0 %
find time   1 vote - 14 %
make time   3 votes - 42 %
7 Total Votes
a portfolio sounds like a fantastic idea. by Driusan (2.00 / 1) #1 Wed May 28, 2008 at 02:19:27 PM EST
Have it at my apartment by tomorrow.

Vive le Montréal libre.
ah, the Red Line ... by Kellnerin (4.00 / 1) #2 Wed May 28, 2008 at 02:56:19 PM EST
lately it has been, as they say, teh suck. Last Thursday I got to Kendall station where the platform was packed. It would have been tight to get my train anyway, but it was not looking good. I pulled out my phone gadget, where I have the MBTA service alerts page bookmarked, but only to discover I had no signal. After a minute or so, and overhearing some people saying things like "but it's already been fifteen minutes" I decided to get out while the getting was still good. Checked the phone again only to discover there's no signal outside the station either. So, I decided to hoof it to North Station even if I would probably miss my train -- the way it looked I'd be lucky to catch the next later train home.

When I got to North Station, it turned out my train was ten minutes late and still boarding. So that worked out.

Yesterday, I got to Kendall to find much the same scene as Thursday. After a train headed to Alewife made some kind of announcement that sounded (from the opposite platform) like: "mumble mumble mumble mumble mumble mumble mumble mumble Downtown Crossing mumble mumble mumble mumble mumble mumble mumble mumble," and a few overheard conversations in the same vein as Thursday's, I decided to hoof it again.

Only, this time, in the 90% humidity, and when I got to North Station I really had missed my train. I think I may have walked past your T car, either while it was at Charles or waiting back at the bottom of the bridge to get there (I passed two).

Checking the phone (which I'd discovered is only good for satisfying your curiosity after the fact, not for helping you make any decisions at the time) informed me of the "Fire Department activity" at Downtown Crossing. So that cleared up some of the mumble mumble mumble at least.

Have I mentioned that sometimes I detest my commute?

Also, when I finally got home, I discovered the power was out.

And that, teacher, is why I don't have my homeworkhaven't written a diary lately.

Back on topic, though, we just weren't organized enough to get tickets to the concert this month (it's been that kind of month) though if she comes back this way I'd love to catch her at least once. Fajitas'n'Ritas is the perfect prelude to sweating in the Orpheum, I find.

And as for summer creativity, I think my Husi FC had better be that book thing I've been supposedly working on (which reminds me, I had some grand plans which stalled out but I'll try to kickstart them again this weekend).

"Late to the party" is the new "ahead of the curve" -- CRwM

Well, right. by ana (2.00 / 0) #3 Wed May 28, 2008 at 03:30:21 PM EST
I wondered if, and how, you were stuck in that mess. When I ride through Kendall after work, I often wonder if you're elsewhere on my train.

And yeah, I did think about the "create an actual book" FC, since I still have your promise at the bottom of my hotlist. Kinda like the "pending" label in my gmail box.

I feel special. I have a Kellnerin-on-a-train (well, almost) story in the comments of my very own diary.

"And this ... is a piece of Synergy." --Kellnerin

[ Parent ]
And also... by ana (2.00 / 0) #4 Wed May 28, 2008 at 03:43:01 PM EST
I once had a commute not unlike yours. There was a conference at the Royal Sonesta near the Cambridgeside Galleria. This was while the Green Line ended at North Station because of all the Big Dig stuff. So they had a bus, kinda sorta. And, oh, it was October and cold.

I took the Orange Line to North station. And then, most days, I walked from North Station across the dam where the Science Museum is.

"And this ... is a piece of Synergy." --Kellnerin

[ Parent ]
Dude, give the lady back her foot! by aethucyn (4.00 / 1) #5 Wed May 28, 2008 at 05:22:41 PM EST
I also got to experience the fun that was the Red Line Tuesday evening. Normally, I wait forever for a commuter train to take me to South Station, but yesterday a co-worker was heading to Central Square and gave me a ride that far. From there, four stops to home, I was set to be home 45 minutes earlier than usual. Go down into the station to see a train pull out. Oh well, headphones and book handy, I can wait. After a little while, I notice that the inbound train has been standing still an awfully long time. Hey, there sure are a lot of people in the station now. There's some sort of announcement. Yep, buses until Harvard. So, I step outside just in time for a colossal downpour. Since the shuttle buses start at Broadway, it's a long time until any are going to make it to Central. The #! Mass Ave bus, incredibly full. So, I hoof it to Harvard. Rain comes down a little harder.

It was very clear that I was the butt of the joke. I do see one bus stop, let a couple of people off, but it's still so full that when a woman tries to get it, there's no room for her, and the the door closes on her foot. A vocal young man yelled out, "Dude! Give the lady back her foot!" And she was released.

I arrived in Harvard at which point the rain promptly stopped. The woman who almost lost her foot and I both arrived at the station at the same time. When she tried to tap her pass, the gates refused to open, and she forced them open.

"I'm going to blow up the entire transit system," she declared.

"You're just the butt of the joke today, don't let it upset you, or the universe will do it again tomorrow."

I also explained how this was all my fault since I was supposed to arrive home early, but thanks to these events, I got home the same time I always do. She was kind enough to forgive me.

awesome by The Plonker Diaries (4.00 / 1) #6 Wed May 28, 2008 at 11:41:48 PM EST
50 hours of creativity sounds like such a cool concept...

Now should I tackle an Art or Music project??? I suck pretty in equal measures at both!

i'm all about a challenge. by clock (2.00 / 0) #7 Thu May 29, 2008 at 03:59:26 AM EST
bring it!!!!

I agree with clock entirely --Kellnerin

50 hours by LilFlightTest (2.00 / 0) #8 Sun Jun 01, 2008 at 12:59:42 PM EST
i could finish the quilt i've been working on for a few years now...
if de-virgination results in me being able to birth hammerhead sharks, SIGN ME UP!!! --misslake
That counts, by ana (2.00 / 0) #9 Sun Jun 01, 2008 at 01:26:49 PM EST
sure. :-)

"And this ... is a piece of Synergy." --Kellnerin

[ Parent ]
it's art, god damnit by LilFlightTest (2.00 / 0) #10 Sun Jun 01, 2008 at 02:34:46 PM EST
as words are some people's craft, mine is fabric.
if de-virgination results in me being able to birth hammerhead sharks, SIGN ME UP!!! --misslake
[ Parent ]