First the blackout; now, the washout. Frequent lightning too. (So much for that blog holiday. But hey, Moblogging doesn’t really count, right? :)
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Thunderstorm moving through; cloud-to-ground lightning seen. I think maybe I’ll stay on buses and off subways for now, just in case. :)
I got a copy of yesterday’s Times! Yay! I ventured out too late yesterday to find one in Washington Heights, but here in Riverdale the news box (which does not stock Sunday papers) still had two!
I’m here at Wave Hill, just in time to hear the booming thunder of a storm just to our north. :) Hopefully it will bypass us.
I just rode the subway for the first time since the blackout. I am headed for Wave Hill park in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. (Hi Dad. :)
Well, Glenn did link to my blackout pics. Woohoo! I’m still going to take my blog holiday (or quasi-holiday), and I’m not going to obsess over my statistics all day like I usually do when I get an InstaBoost, but I’ve gotta at least post an initial update. :)
Okay, I’m going to bed now — rather late, I know, but I really wanted to get those blackout photos online. Now that I have, I think perhaps I’ll take a day off from blogging tomorrow (er, later today). The blackout afforded me a three-day weekend, and I feel like I’ve spent far too much of it so far sitting in front of a computer screen. Tomorrow I need to get outside, walk around, breathe the fresh air, go to Central Park or something. So yeah. Blog holiday time.
Of course, if InstaPundit links to my photo gallery (I did e-mail Glenn about it), my resolve in this matter may be tested. :)
I just used Microsoft Streets & Trips to do the math, and the mapping, on my unusual trip home from work Thursday. Have a look. (Black lines show where I walked; red lines show where I rode a bus.)
According to Streets & Trips, the distance from my office to my apartment is just about 10 miles as the crow flies. Unfortunately, I don’t have wings, so it actually took me about 13 miles to make the trek, starting with just over 4 miles on foot from Tribeca to 40th & Madison, then roughly 7.5 miles on the M2 bus from 40th & Madison to 168th Street & Broadway, and concluding with about 1.3 miles on foot from 168th to my apartment on 190th.
On a normal day, I just take the express “A” subway train from the Canal Street station to the 190th Street station, which takes, oh, maybe 35 minutes. This was quite a bit more of an adventure. (Read my story and/or view my photos.)