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Did I seem to be bitching about my city a couple of entries ago? Well, you can just forget all about that. I was already in a good mood this morning because of the lovely weekend I've just had (made some pie, saw some shows, ate some artichokes), and then I woke up without an alarm at 6:30a to inches-of-snow-and-still-snowing, and I laid in bed and thought about how awesome life is, and then I got out in the snow and it sucked for a couple seconds, and then I was like "omgSNOW."

And I love the escalators at the 5th ave and 53rd station. I love the shape of the ads along either side of the walls (perfect squares) and I love that on both escalators, everyone without fail adheres to the Walk Left Stand Right rule, without exception (because you know usually there is at least one exception, and she has a lot of shopping bags), so I always get to walk when I want to. And I love that sometimes there are social rules that everyone follows, like we are all on a little escalator team. We win at the escalator every single morning, too. These are some really good escalators. And so I was feeling happy about that and then I got ejected into a snowstorm, and there's nothing better than midtown in a snowstorm, unless of course you are listening to "Colorblind" by Counting Crows (I have documented before how listening to this song makes me feel like I am making a movie with my eyes), and it was mucky and brown and awful and the snow was whirling and I almost fell once, and I slipped and slid and grinned all the way to work. I'm like, delirious with happiness.
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From:son_of_ottie
Date:March 2nd, 2009 03:29 pm (UTC)
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HAPPY HAPPY, BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!
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From:joshacid
Date:March 2nd, 2009 03:32 pm (UTC)
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When you say you "slipped and slid" all the way to work, I picture you slipping once, falling down and sliding down the sidewalk all the way to work. Grinning.
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From:gleep_glop
Date:March 2nd, 2009 04:03 pm (UTC)
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Ooh, when I hear Colorblind, I just think back to that scene in the movie and picture Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillipe making a baby together. Then I brutally kill myself.
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From:yeah_its_dave
Date:March 2nd, 2009 04:39 pm (UTC)
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I'm kinda against the Walk Left Stand Right thing on escalators. If you wanted to walk, you could have taken the stairs (that are usually somewhere near the escalators). I shouldn't have to move to accommodate any walker on the escalator. I'm on the escalator because it's been a long day and I want to start relaxing even before I get home. I want to enjoy the slow and steady rise back up to the street level.

'Colorblind' tis a great song. But I am also reminded of 'Cruel Intentions' (but that's ok, that movie is a guilty pleasure of mine...it also makes me think of Placebo. Also, a progressive metal band that I like, Between The Buried And Me, do a really good cover of 'Colorblind'...look it up!
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From:joshacid
Date:March 2nd, 2009 05:01 pm (UTC)
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DC Metro stations don't have stairs, just escalators and elevators. Without the Walk Left Stand Right thing, so many more people would get cut the fuck up by hurrying commuters every day.
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From:yeah_its_dave
Date:March 2nd, 2009 07:28 pm (UTC)
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then that must be the DC Metro's one flaw. The one time I got to ride the Metro years ago, I actually felt a wave of vertigo come over me at one of the stations cuz the escalator was so long and in this rounded tunnel, it was bizarre!
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From:gleep_glop
Date:March 2nd, 2009 07:16 pm (UTC)
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What's awesome is going slow down the subway stairs, side-by-side when a train is coming.

And the best place to check your blackberry is at the top of those stairs.
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From:the_schnitzel
Date:March 2nd, 2009 07:21 pm (UTC)
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These are just some of the reasons for which I always carry my MetroKnife in the lapel of my Brooks Brothers suit.
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From:gleep_glop
Date:March 2nd, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC)
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Next time I see you, we're going MetroKnife sheath shopping right away.
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From:mightymalorkus
Date:March 5th, 2009 01:43 am (UTC)
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I'll just knit you both a cozy. Just like grandma used to do.
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From:darksheik
Date:March 2nd, 2009 08:36 pm (UTC)
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One day, when the timing is just so, I really want to vault over someone, just to make a point.
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From:gleep_glop
Date:March 2nd, 2009 08:42 pm (UTC)
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I was gonna baste all subway stairs in grease and sabotage all 3G reception in the city, but yeah, I guess that'd work, too.
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From:mervlurker
Date:March 2nd, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC)
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Hey! Sorry we didn't get to hang out more this weekend... I blame everyone in our group except for myself. And Taylor. :)

I think we're planning another trip up in April... we'll be in touch I'm sure.
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From:joshacid
Date:March 2nd, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
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(and I'll be back in 3 weeks)
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From:fishmonger19
Date:March 2nd, 2009 06:15 pm (UTC)
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You're staying with me this time.

Get in the van.
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From:joshacid
Date:March 2nd, 2009 06:47 pm (UTC)
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!!!
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From:angelalala
Date:March 2nd, 2009 05:10 pm (UTC)
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Me too, but it was great to see you for a quick second and meet your friends. :) Let me know about April for sure.
From:iluvrockstarz
Date:March 2nd, 2009 06:55 pm (UTC)
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angela! thank you for bringing up 'colorblind.' i love this song and had completely forgotten it existed...until now.

i'm downloading it as type this... thank you thank you!
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From:iskew
Date:March 2nd, 2009 08:15 pm (UTC)
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You'll appreciate that on Twitter the designation people were using to talk aboutthe snow was: "#snOMG"
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