Monday, February 17, 2003

you would think i would have fun stories to tell.
but no.
i think it's because i don't get out much.
like at all.
know why?
i don't have a car. so i can't really get anywhere here.

as for the promised story about going to the lion can read miranda's, she tells it pretty well. all i'm going to say is: we thought we knew where we were going, but we didn't. so the "three blocks" from the train station to the performance venue took us 45 minutes because we only realized after about 8 blocks that we weren't there yet and didn't appear to be anywhere close by. so we asked some people who told us they were going there too. too bad they went the wrong way. at least we had left in plenty of time so we weren't late or anything.
on the way home it took us 10 minutes to walk from the Civic Center to the train station.
then it took an hour and a half to get home because they were single-tracking the trains. that means, unfortunately, that only one train runs at a time--it goes north, then south, then north, get the idea.
we needed to go suoth two stops in order to switch trains so we could get back out to our east-side suburb.
the train that came was going north.
in our grad-student brilliance, we got on it, knowing that it was going to be the same train that came back.
then we realized that the north line split into two branches, so we got off at the stop where the two meet, just in case a southbound train came down the other branch.
a train came. we got on. an announcer said "everyone get off the train, it's not going anywhere." basically.
so we got off.
we waited. and waited.
and waited.




a train came.
it was the same one we had gotten off....but at least it was going in the right direction!
we got to five points.
we got on our eastbound train.
we got home.
it was very late.
the show was excellent, the MARTA was not.
note to self: next time, drive to the Civic Center. Parking doesn't suck as much as we thought it would and it was only...that's right...FIVE DOLLARS. If we had taken two cars, for all 12 of us, we would have paid LESS than the MARTA cost (1.75 each way). and been home ine 20 minutes.
and we wouldn't have walked 30 miles.
in the dark.
in downtown atlanta.
or waited in an underground train station for 12,000 hours. and been cold.
note to self....

in other news:
i took a nap on friday on both of my pillows.
this is odd, because i normally sleep on one pillow and have the other one next to me, so when i roll over i'm always on a pillow.
well, i fell asleep on the pillows piled up (the way i have them when i'm reading...infer what you want from the fact that i fell asleep...). i rolled over, and fell off the pillows. onto a kleenex box. ow.
explain to me why anyone would sleep on two pillows? especially if they are good. it's tall and it's bad for your neck, and when you roll over you fall off of them. who thinks that's a good idea? not me.

anyway, the end. i'm going to read something interesting now, not church history. yay!

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