this that and more

so many things racing through my head
thanks to Hilary
 I can now leave myself
 voice reminders
 vs 
written ones
 lets see if that helps
 and
 thank you 
to 
Jeanne 
who posted this just for me 
click here to see

this morning
 I was settled in on the #1 local 
reading 

by the way 
if you're looking for a good book 
character driven
 I highly recommend 
The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
however
 that isnt what I am reading 
now
now 
I immersed in
Kate Atkinson's 
When Will There Be Good News
its the 3rd in a series
 about a former cop, former PI 
Jackson Brody

anyway 
seconds 
after I got on the subway
 the conductor 
did the
 open
 close 
open 
close 
of the doors
 asking riders
 to
let the doors go

well 
no one was holding them
apparently
 the doors
 to the last car 
the car
 I was in
 were not closing
 properly
so
 the train sat in the station
and
 I sat down

excuse me gentlemen
 I said
 to the two men
 who were taking up
 3 seats 
between them
one actually
 now
had to fold
 his 
newspaper
vs 
holding it 
W    I    D    E 
open

suddenly the doors open
into the car
 step two caped, 
no
 they werent wearing capes 
they did have on mesh vests
 with 
BIG red lettered 
MTA
 on the back
both
 toting
 huge backpacks 
wearing goggles
 and 
wielding oversize keys 
flashlights
 and
a gizmo
 used to scrape 
something out of the
 'track' 
the door moves on

we'll be moving momentarily 

we'll likely be skipping 72nd St

we didnt

but 
we did skip 50th
going 
from 59th to 42nd 
its amazing 
how just a few minutes
 in the morning changes things
now
 the station was packed 
people walking in every direction
 very few seem to have ever heard of
 staying to your right

Anyway
 this isnt the post 
I intended
I am still working out 
what the key words
 (aside from 'cycles' and 'knuckles') 
were to remind me to write about

 for staying with me
 til the doors closed
 and 
we got underway
 I leave you with 
this


have a great weekend
and
seriously
thanks for coming along!

24 comments:

  1. Ugh! Not good for a morning commute!
    Sure hope you have a wonderful day to make up for it :-)
    You have a fantastic weekend!

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  2. what no iphone snap of those keys ???
    nice capture..it does bring to mind
    Bob Dylan.

    Rain here so I will be shopping !!

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  3. An unexpected ride for you and an unexpected photo at the end of this rid for mee. Thank you!

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  4. No photo of the MTA Supermen?? ;-) Bob Dylan will do, however! Happy day, Daryl.

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  5. Your world is so different than mine. Water towers on buildings and subways.

    I'm intrigued by your pic, is that what they call "wheat pasting" graffiti?

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  6. Ah, the doors being jammed on the subway! An experience common to all in any city with subterranean public transport!

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  7. Wow, thanks for a glimpse into your life. Quite a difference from my morning walk, but much more exciting, and love that wall art at the end!

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  8. walk to the right? yield to people? stay in line? don't push?
    what are ya, crazy or something
    you want it all

    love the Dylan on brick!!

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  9. this post kept me all the way to the end!! your morning so far away from mine and so different - mine putting on my big blues and trudging along wet wet dirt roads!! xo

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  10. Daryl, thanks for the ride on the MTA! I can picture every moment! The textures in you Bob D shot are wonderful!
    Hope you have a great weekend. Looks like we are going to have a wet one. And me with work to do outside :>(

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  11. Having spent some time riding the subway in New York, I could picture your whole adventure, especially you giving Mr. Newspaper what-for in as polite a way as possible.
    Love the painting of Bob Dylan. I recognized him right away.
    As for pushing and shoving and general awfulness, I prefer New York's subways to the Gare du Nord train station in Paris. Loathe that place, but I did manage to negotiate it by myself going both north and south, and I survived. Whew.
    K

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  12. No one here is city slick.. stay to the right? HA! It was something we were taught at a youngish age. but I moved out of the suburbs to rural. miss the city.

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  13. I've never been on a subway... guess I need to come to NYC... love that Dylan!

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  14. I remember back in 2008 that this is why I began visiting your blog - for your peeks into Life in the Big City. Like this one. Well done, especially with the treat at the end!!

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  15. One crazy ride on the subway! I am watching the Bob Dylan movie Masked and Anonymous as I am blogging so you can imagine how surprised I was to shee his picture:) Great photo!

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  16. Enjoyed the slice-of-NYC-Life, Dar


    Have a GREAT Weekend!

    Aloha from Waikiki,
    Comfort Spiral
    > < } } ( ° >

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  17. Do you have any idea how happy I am to recognize Monsieur Dylan? HA He's my vintage.
    V

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  18. It was a pleasure to read Daryl, the Bob Dylan image at the end was just a fab bonus!!

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  19. Some ride! Very cool Dylan "graffiti"(?). And I adore Kate Atkinson. To think that was just the beginning of your day...

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  20. a little glimpse into city life. quite a different perspective from where i'm at.

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  21. What a ride. Oh I loved The Imperfectionists! And Kate Atkinson. And your photo. So sorry I didn't have 15 minutes free, but hoping to get back to the city later this summer.

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