Friday, August 08, 2008


I have a few minutes before it's time for me to go deliver books for the library to elderly folks around town, so I thought I'd post something since it is 8/8/8 today.

8/8/8 began with Kenji picking up my friend Lex and me from the Newark Penn train station. Last night Lex and I took the train into NYC to go dancing at Frim Fram, and our plan was to return to the Orange station, where Kenji would pick us up so we wouldn't have to walk the mile home. On our way in, we lucked out and got a free ride into the city since the conductor walked past us three times but never collected the money that we had in hand for him.

However on the way out, we overpaid our fare, since it does not cost as much to go from NY Penn to Newark Penn as it costs to go to Orange. We left the dance with plenty of time to make the 11:49 train to Dover, purchased our one-way tickets, and then discovered that our train had been cancelled! The next train to our destination wasn't scheduled for almost another hour (by the way, as I type this, it's now 8:08 on 8/8/8 :) ), so we consulted with Kenji and decided it was best to catch the 11:42 train to Trenton, which makes a stop at Newark Penn. So, after all was said and done, by the time we got home, it was just after 12:16am, which was the time our original train was scheduled to get us back to Orange anyway. :)

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