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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 – Inbound – trainspottingChicago




Good morning. I’m on the 7:50AM into the City. The NF index is 2.

I’m sitting in the rear “quiet car” in my favorite place. The crowd is entertaining themselves with a mix of smartphone broadcast options and a fair number of printed books. Real books! Hmph. That’s so retro!

A primarily Caucasian crowd. The fellow in the way-back window seat, across the aisle, reminds me of a young Andy Garcia from the Untouchables. He’s reading a beefy novel in hardcover format.

Jacques Cousteau just sat down across the aisle and one seat over. Our famous fisherman analog is in gym shoes, a faded pair of jeans, a down black coat and a beige colored striped scarf. White, black and red stripes.

The fellow who sat next to me on the train is a Bears Fan, or at least has a Bears ski cap on to keep warm. Greg hoodie,  lack slacks, leather jacket. He’s in his early to mid fifties. His charcoal colored beard, and its a full but manscaped beard, is reminiscent of Michael Gross’s character on “Family Ties”. He removed his hat and is completely bald. Any hair that was on his head was shaved to the skin, and a faded patch of new hair now grows there like a shadow. Bearded man is a fidgety fellow. He was very keen to find a seat on the mezzanine to sit, but all those seats are full. He has an older model iCrackerBot with a fluorescent green, clear-plastic ” turtle shell” cover. His hands are very hairy. A WASP Saddam Hussain.

Also here are Taye Diggs, Rod Steiger, Ron Kittle, Chow Yun-Fat, and Paula Dean. All are armed.

Happy Holidays. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Safe travels.

Friday, January 17, 2014 – Inbound – #trainspotting#Chicago



Good morning. On the crowded 7:30AM into the City. The NFI is 3.

A Bouvier is here. A very pregnant Bouvier. This cousin of Jacqueline is glowing with pre-delivery beauty. I’ve always thought women looked radiant when they carried. All I can see of her is her expertly made-up face and the long silver dangling earrings that she got for Christmas from her loving husband, who probably looks like Clooney or Errol Flynn.

Jacques Cousteau is here. His well trimmed white beard and glasses show a man happy and content with his world. Though, given the right lighting, one could still see a twinkle of mirth as he dreams of being back under the sea looking at strange creatures deep in the Marianas Trench.

The fellow in front of me looks like the big guy from Mallrats that is staring at the pixilated art piece looking for the schooner. He has a back issue, recently out of surgery and therapy. It was difficult for him to sit down. Teri Polo had to step out of her seat to let Schooner through. I hope he has a comfy chair at the office.

Also here are Eric Idle, Zoe Saldana, Teri Polo, and Anil Kapoor. All are armed.

Happy Friday. Safe travels.