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Quit running into crap already

Yet another BART collision, this time with debris in the tube:

BART resumes operation after train disabled in Transbay Tube

Man, they just aren't having much luck recently are they? At this rate we won't have a BART to ride from all the lawsuits taking their money.

I most definitely would not want to be evacuating in the tube. That would be scary!

Quiet

This morning was much quieter than usual. The lot was practically empty when I arrived, so I got to park right next to the station again. I got a great seat in the middle of the car next to a non-annoying person for a change. No music from headphones, just a little quiet conversation in the seat ahead of me. The biggest surprise was the lack of singing or bad violin players near the exit today. I can't remember the last time I wasn't begged for change on the way to work.

Commas!

I noticed that the destination signs now show the arrival times of the next two trains. I'm pretty sure it wasn't like that this morning.

Protestors, Philosophy, and Patience

When I exited the building today there were four helecopters circling over my head. Turns out it was massive bring your own sign to city hall day. Apparently this also involves clogging up the fare gates and escalators and cheering in the station she when you see someone else with a sign. I didn't see anyone jumping faregates, that's good.

EZ Parking

So BART has officially announced that we'll be able to use EZ Rider for parking starting in November. This is no big surprise. However, I didn't realize that using this program means we won't have to remember our parking space number anymore! Considering I had to walk back to my car to look at my space number this morning AGAIN, this is a pretty big plus for me. Totally worth $2 for a little hang tag, but I will probably sign up well before they institute fees anyway.

EZ Rider Parking

I don't know if this has been covered or not, I've been a little behind in my RAGING lately, but I saw a note on a little kiosk thing at the Lafayette station that said EZ Riders will be able to use their card to pay for parking at the beginning of next month. I'll stop and read the whole thing on my way home. Sorry if this is old news! Too bad I almost never use my EZ-Rider card...

ZOMG FIRE!

My boss is stuck because of the train delays. A little bird told me there's a fire on 7th St that's causing the problem.

K9 Patrol!

I snapped a few pictures of one of the BART K9's and his human partner at Embarcadero on 9/11. I thought about saying hi, but they looked busy and I was having kind of a bad day anyway. Thanks for keeping us safe!

Goodbye to my Treo

I have been using the Treo line of phones since Handspring came out with the VisorPhone plug in cartridge for their organizer that made my brick of a PDA into a brick of a Sprint phone that could access data at a blazing 9600 bps. I watched it grow into the hottest phone on the market, the one everyone wanted to copy. They went through black and white, old school cell phone color, and a flip cover then finally settled on the form factor it uses today. I used my Treo 600 until the speaker died and got the 700p as a replacement.

Did that dude just get mugged?

I was waiting for my train at Civic Center today and the Richmond train pulled up. I heard a thump and looked, and there was a guy on the floor and a dude in a black hoodie grabbing under the seat and standing up.He took off out the door and up the stairs. Guy on the train didn't yell or even get off the train so I have no idea what exactly happened.

Apparently my reflexes are faulty cuz when the adrenaline cleared I was leaning towards the stairs the hoodie dude ran towards. I hope the dude on the train is OK and didn't lose anything.

Homeless Guy Quote of the Day

When I got off the train today there was a homeless guy sitting at the top of the stairs with a can on the end of a fishing pole. He proclaimed as I walked by:

"Jar Jar Binks Sucks"

Awesome. I needed a laugh this morning.

My good deed for the day

I was sitting in the four square seats and the dude across from me got up. His pockets must have been saggy cuz there was a wallet on the seat as he went to leave.

So I stopped him, pointed and asked if it was his wallet. He took it and left. That would have sucked for him... and I hope it was his.

Oh well

I was good this morning and took the train I should have to get to work a little early. I was all nice and comfy in the last seat in the car (after a weird indecisive staredown with the person coming from the other door).

Apparently, the gods of BART thought things were going too well. The train stopped and wouldn't get going again right outside MacArthur. The next train along was a Montgomery train, the one I usually take, but since I go past there anyway I opted for the SFO train 2 min behind it.

I'm thinking it's an early coffee day today.

Moment of Zen

A BART Moment of Zen

Take some time to smell the roses today.

French Fries

Someone in here is eating fresh, hot, yummy smelling McDonalds fries.

That's just mean, I have an hour until I get home and I'm hungry :-(

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