Friday, June 02, 2006


It's been rainy in NYC for 2 days, another opportunity to ponder all the umbrellas in this city. When I was walking to Penn Station this evening, it was raining - not misting, but not very heavy. In Seattle, there would be maybe one or two umbrellas out, but here everyone had umbrellas. I had to be careful not to get poked in the eye walking down the sidewalk. I didn't think the rain really justified that many umbrellas, but it was kind of neat to see a long sea of umbrellas running down the sidewalks, touching each other, all moving towards Penn Station. Then I got there and discovered that it was a zoo-- all the trains on Standby, hundreds of people packed around the monitors-- so I got a smoothie & a WSJ & retreated back to my sofa. Getting squished into a 2 hour late standing room only wet train with hungry and tired commuters for 70 minutes is not my idea of fun.

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