Good morning. On the 7:30AM into the City. The NFI is 5.
Teri Polo is here, dressed down for the holidays. Her jeans, gym shoes, grey sweater and black jacket are offset by a candy-apple-red scarf-boa thing wrapped around her neck. She has elected to be make up free this morning, either because she cares not what others think of her, or that she may get to it at her workplace.
Also here is Pete Townsend of the Who, present day. His well worn face and receded silver hairline exaggerate his oval bullet-shaped head.
Patton Oswald, the prolific comedian is here, presumably asleep. I say presumably because he is wearing black sunglasses that look surprisingly effeminate. Picture two black teardrops, rotated some 60° and joined by a tiny bridge of the same material. The edges of the lenses where the legs are attached curve slightly around his head. It looks like Porky Pig stole Marilyn Monroe’s shades. Very strange.
Here’s something that bothers me. Our various levels of government since 911 have asked us to be on the lookout for signs of possible malfeasance – “If you see something, say something.” They also have asked us, tacitly or openly, to direct our energies toward certain subsets of our society.
There is a gentleman pecking away on his computer. He has silver-grey short cropped hair, grey sweater, a lighter grey shirt, charcoal-black overcoat and black pants. He’s got two gold rings inset with stones. The green stone ring is on his pinky. The other on his index finger has an impression in gold of a religious icon.
From this info, I can be sure that he is a Hindu based on the talisman on his index finger. I can also safely guess that he is a coder or a DB IT expert based on his tech and his alacrity with the devices.
But, the more paranoid less culturally aware folk might have easily mistaken this fellow for Middle Eastern or North African. Hell, I wonder if I’m considered a person of interest? Strange looking fellow; eyes darting about; always typing into his iCrackerDroid! “If you see something, say something.”
Nah. That’s just silly.
Happy Thursday. Safe Travels.