Music: Throwback Blog 2009-01-13 Tito Puente LIVE at LIRR

As a note: I am trying to make sure all of my blogs are in one place. There are some “notes” on Facebook that I will be moving here, for safekeeping.  I will consider these throwbacks worth remembering.  Today’s blog is a commuter blog (they used to be my favorites). Tito Puente LIVE at LIRR Ok, maybe not. But I did my best. LOL As you know, one of my commute modes is “Music Mode”. That would be the mode for yesterday. []

Music: Tito Puente LIVE at LIRR

Ok, maybe not.  But I did my best.  LOL As you know, one of my commute modes is “Music Mode”.  That would be the mode for yesterday.  I was in a good mood.  I was making my way to the station.  I had my ear buds in.  I was jamming.  As I made my way down 34th I listened to (don’t laugh): Back to the Hotel by N2Deep Big Girl by Meeko Big Poppa by Notorious B.I.G. Bittersweet Poetry by Kanye Boom []

My Day

My day today started with my accidentally picking up the air freshener instead of the hairspray.  Currently, my hair is fresh and smells like a tropical breeze.  I thought to myself, is this going to be indicative of the rest of the day?  Surely not. I boarded the train late.  I hopped onto the Flatbush Avenue train thinking that it was too damned cold to wait the eight minutes for the Penn Station Express.  After all, I would only have to hop []

Honorable Mentions to Commuter Peeves

Ok, I know what you are thinking….Michelle, what else could possibly irritate you during your commute.  Well, in addition to my top ten, here are a few honorable mentions: Knees in the back of my seat guy – Ok, I get it, you want comfort.  Of course you are getting it at the expense of mine.  Do you really need to ball your six foot five frame up into a fetal position and cram your knees into my back? The Fidgeter – []

Commuter Eutopia

I meant to blog about this on Friday. It was raining, so I drove to the train station. I was able to park in the #1 spot which means I basically get off the train of the evening and bump into my car. Which usually I am on the other side of the lot. I smiled to myself and thought today might not be that bad. I walked onto the platform and noticed the morning smoker was not there. ‘Geeze’, I thought, []

Old Commute Post 09/08/08 (Types Of #Commuters)

I wrote this blog at another location. Writing my Top Ten blog made me think of it. Hope you enjoy… For those of you who know me very well, you know that I have certain online videos that I will pull up and watch on days when I am in a bad, sad or down kind of mood. I call them my happy spots. For those of you who do not know me well enough to know my happy spots, please watch []

(my) Top Ten Commuter Peeves

Ok, ok, ok. I know what you are going to say. I live in NY so I have to expect rude people during my commute. But (really) why should ANYONE have to deal said rude people. I think that those people should be taken aside, stripped of their clothing and made to walk the sidewalks nude. Other commuters would look, shake their head and say….oh, that is one of THOSE commuters….. (my) Top Ten Commuter Peeves: 1. Jumping Line – When coming []

2008-10-23 Ponderances

This morning, on my way into work, I sat on the train facing west as it headed into Manhattan. Because of where I was seated the sun shone brightly on my face. I had left my DVD player at home, opting to give my ears a rest from the earbuds I use incessantly and to allow the readers here to catch a breath from my marathon movie watching. The sun felt good. I suffer from winter blues and try to find ways []


There is nothing to it really. In NYC it is like breathing in and out, a necessity of life unless you are one of those people who drive in every day. I could never do that, it would screw up my “me time”. For my forty minute train ride into the city and my forty minute ride home, the LIRR can offer me the opportunity to catch up on my reading, to listen to my favorite tunes or to just stare blankly []