July 1, 2013 – Inbound – #trainspotting#Chicago


Good morning. On the 7:50AM into the City. I just got back from a wonderful family gathering in Columbus, OH. It seems that there are some family fans of this blog who were generally curious about what I am doing. I can’t deny that some of the curiosity was concern for my mental health and obvious (and alarming) skill for public voyeurism.

That being said, Ned Beatty is back and looking buffed as ever. He looks like a boxer. He’s got on a grey nondescript t-shirt, blue jeans and worn out grey-black sneakers. His backpack is black. The mans hair is cropped military short and has taken on an almost orange-heather like hue from the summer sun. He is friendly and cordial, but otherwise could hide in plain sight.

Leonard Maltin, the composer and musical darling of the Hollywood social set, is sitting five seats back. The bearded gentleman is on his iCrackerbot, with headphones, using a downloaded app to mix in samples of Stravinsky, Michael Bolton, The Carpenters and Captain & Tennille with a distinct funk shuffle beat for Barbara Streisand to record for her next album. Good luck with that Leonard!

Tyler Perry is sitting one seat up and against the window from Leonard. The handsome, dark chocolate colored and five-o-clock shadowed fellow is on his eReader device, looking through Greek and Roman mythology for more story ideas to embroil his signature character, Medea, around so Medea can incorporate her Baptist, reverential and Southern African-American wisdom and wit to resolve the conflict. What better place to incorporate a strongly worded “Chil’ PLEASE!” than in the middle of a Romeo and Juliet type story?

Also to be mentioned are Penny Pritzker, Ban Ki Moon, Lance Armstrong, and Ken Watanabe. All are armed.

Happy Monday. Safe travels.

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