Midnight Pub

Adventures in mid-life: Going to work

~mouse

I've been working from home virtually for the last 2 2/3 years.

Had to go into 'the office' today and due to having a new car I had to take the train. (Where I work cars have to be registered for access.)

Not been on a train in this country for well over a decade. Changed a bit from Brunel's day.

I think I need to get out more...

Bartender, drinks and nibbles all around.

Have a good one!


nsilvestri

Here in Washington, DC, the trains have been terrible. One of them derailed about a year ago and they pulled 70% of the fleet. Still have yet to replace them on the lines I ride.

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tatterdemalion

Wow, I remember every time I've visited DC, they've been really good. Guess they've gone downhill from lack of maintenance or needed upgrades.

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xiu

Glad it went smoothly enough, ~mouse. Hope the in-office day went well too!

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mouse

Was nice to see a few real faces, but realised just how unproductive that environment can be. I will learn, they want to see my face weekly.

Too old to change, too young to retire
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inquiry

I miss taking the "Metro North" into NYC. Never for work, though, as I worked locally then. Just for the joy/excitement of the NYC of then.

What a shame it's these days reportedly mostly a place to go to get violated. I mean, not that I believe "the media" (see also: "The Make Shit Up For Profit Industry") much anymore. But such devolution is pretty easy to imagine in this part of the world, so....

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gardenhead

I take the metro north a few times a week- it's not so bad, much better than the subway, and that's coming from a habitual denizen of the 2 a.m. train (definitely an interesting experience). never gotten harassed, even when dressed for raves or punk shows. good people watching.

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inquiry

Mmmm... just had a glorious auditory flashback to the conductor saying "Garrison".... (I lived farther north in those days).

Metro North seemed like momentous evidence of progress to me for having grown up in the midwest where there was nothing like that.

Much jealousy of you lucky upstate New Yorkers for getting to experience it on a regular basis....

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mouse

If this was for pleasure I might be more relaxed. I admit the most I have been 'exposed' to people in a long time.

Actually quite impressed.

Sadly I have a mind that looks for issues and problems. NASA have a concept they call lack of imagination, maybe we should work for them? Gate crashing a asteroid that was just minding its own business...

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inquiry
> If this was for pleasure I might
> be more relaxed. I admit the most I
> have been 'exposed' to people in a
> long time.

> Actually quite impressed.

Me too at an "open mic" last night.

Then again, the Jameson was flowing pretty gosh-danged freely....

> Sadly I have a mind that looks
> for issues and problems. NASA
> have a concept they call lack of
> imagination, maybe we should work for
> them? Gate crashing a asteroid that
> was just minding its own business...

The more I look into it, the clearer it seems that the idea of <my name> is the only problem I've ever had.

(I and do the 'f' wish there were a non-self-referential way to put it, but it seems language is predicated on there being a someone to wield it... so there's the never-fails-to-eventually-be-troubling idea of <my name>, again....)

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tetris

I use the train almost every day. Your experience is already much better than mine :P

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mouse

It is all novel to me so maybe my reporting is a little biase.

I have discovered how unfit I am. (Yes, running for a train!)

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tetris

Running is an exercise completely seperate from anything else I've come to discover. Good at walking, biking, sprinting stairs, long jumping? None of these things are useful here when it comes to running!

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