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February 15, 2011

Get Away from my Exercise Plan, MBTA!

The MBTA (Boston’s public transportation system) is consistently great for a lot of things, including, but not limited to, the following:

– people watching
– free copies of “The Metro,” one of the best news publications in all the land
– creating time to read so that My Intellect Does Not Die (but I have a Kindle now, thanks to Lil Brother #1, so I usually play Scrabble instead of read. Close enough).

…right now, that’s about all I can think of. But we’re talking consistent things that it offers.

I take the commuter rail to work, which, about 85% of the time, is awesome. This winter, the commuter rail has been less than even remotely reliable. Whatever — the frustration caused by delays due to massive amounts of snow is (hopefully) behind us Boston commuters. What is quite bizarre, and I think you’ll agree, is that my train yesterday, when it was about 48 degrees and sunny with a pleasant, mild breeze, was canceled and that the following train was running 20 minutes late. Which meant that, rather than happily boarding  a train at 4:43 (don’t judge — I have non-traditional work hours, so 4:43 is actually me staying late at work on a Monday), the earliest me and my gym bag (with our “mild elliptical” intentions) would possibly be boarding a train was 5:55.

Stupid MBTA messin’ with my life. Again. 

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