Wednesday, April 16, 2014 – Inbound – trainspottingChicago

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Good morning.

On the 7:35AM into the City.

I’ve been away. I went to visit family and when I got back, other family members were in town to visit my family. All sorts of family and all fun!

I got back into town on Monday morning and took a rapid transit train back into Downtown. I think pressurized airplane air has a anesthetic effect on me that wears off only hours later. I was awake but numb on the train ride into Downtown, which continued throughout the day and into the ride home on the 3:55PM out of the City on Monday. I ended up napping. I took Tuesday off to hang out with the family. Now, I’m here with my fellow co-commuters and the fourteen of you that read this blog. Thank you and Hi, Mom!

A rather Tyler Perry-ish, yet stylish, Big Momma sat in the opposite jump seat, facing the vector of motion. She has been on her cell phone chatting the whole time. She’s wearing a Janet Jackson metal studded black cloth brimmed cap, a bright red jacket that looks to be made of a tent material, black leggings that are stretched to near-sheer coefficient forces, and gray gym shoes (or sneakers) with various patterns highlighted in neon yellow. She has already been reminded that this is a quiet car by a Christian Slater Interview With A Vampire looking character, who immediately went back to his eerie slumber after indignantly blurting “Ma’am, this is the Quiet Car!” which startled the rest of the other vampires.

Her Royal Highness Princess Catherine (nee Kate Middleton), the Duchess of Cambridge is here, sitting across from me in the jump seat. Even in more “commoner” clothing, HRH is resplendent with regal beauty and the trappings of her office. The Duchess has been diligent in getting her royal person back into lineage-producing shape. To blend in with us measly post-colonials, the Duchess has decided to wear a gray coat that ends just below her royal bottom, but will keep the Windsor-kiln nice and warm, as there is word that she is already producing another royal person. Black slacks and comfortable shoes completes the disguise. She is listening to historic royal proclamations from her grandmother-in-law from the 1570’s, Queen Elizabeth just took the throne.

Also here are Jane Byrne, Lord Louis Mountbatten, Jeff Foxworthy, and Caroline Kennedy. All are armed.

Happy Wednesday. Safe travels.

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