Another reason to take public transportation: on Friday afternoon, as I sit on the subway working on The Onion crossword puzzle, a young gentleman sits down beside me and tentatively asks if I'm a trail runner. Apparently he remembers my ugly mug from a zhurnaly.com photo several years ago, and that (plus my VHTRC backpack that features the Bull Run Run) gives him courage.
The conversation then turns into a verbal tennis volley that lasts for 20+ minutes and includes:
... plus a host of other fun topics. Fortunately for me our train arrives at the Forest Glen station and I have to bolt for the door before the shallowness of my knowledge becomes too apparent. Tnx, Noah!
^z - 2010-05-21