December 2005

Well, today I had to finish up all of the errands that I couldn’t get to during the transit strike, as well as some errands that Ashleigh couldn’t get to because she’s been working too much. I was concerned that everyone else in New York would be doing the exact same thing, but it wasn’t as bad as I feared. Usually in New York, when you have an idea to go do something, thousands of other people have the exact same idea at the exact same time. It’s one of the side effects of living in a very crowded city. But today was relatively tame, and I was able to cross a bunch of tasks off my list, spanning from Fulton Street to 80th Street. Hooray for the subway!

Thank goodness the Transit Workers’ Union waited until this month to possibly have a transit strike on the subways and buses. Both Ashleigh and I now walk to work every day, so it won’t really affect our ability to do our jobs. It’ll still affect us in many other ways, but as of now it seems like that will be the biggest problem for most New Yorkers.

I think it will affect us most because of the mass commotion on the roads, because of the fact that our street will be an artery for emergency vehicles (according to the Mayor’s contingency plan), and because most businesses and services will be running at lower than normal levels (due to stranded employees).

Still, I doubt the strike will last longer than a day or two (if it starts at all), so if anything, it might be no more than a long weekend for most of New York.

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first snow accumulation of the year

Three things make episode #67 one of the best Family Guy episodes ever:

  1. When Stewie got lost at Disney World, they dressed him up in a costume, chained him to the floor of “It’s a Tiny, Tiny World,” and forced him to sing endlessly.
  2. To cheer up Peter, Brian dressed up as a banana and performed “It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time.”
  3. Herbert, the old perverted man, sang “Somewhere That’s Green” from Little Shop of Horrors, almost completely unchanged, to Chris.

So good.

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