As I was riding on the bus from my office to the Port Authority to go home yesterday I had several thoughts pop into my mind. Thought I’d tell you about them. They include: 1) DJs in the middle of the street in NYC; 2) The M27 bus is filled with fat chicks; 3) Kylie Minogue; 4) Tim Russert is trustworthy.
1. DJs in the middle of the street in NYC. Last night I saw a lone man sitting in the middle of Times Square, a speaker set up playing loud (bad) dance music and trying to sell cds. He had no customers. It made me think of a female deejay that I periodically saw in the subway system at Port Authority – nearly every morning she was set up near the A/E train lines, earphones on, spinning really good house music for the daily commuters. Since Sept. 11 I have stopped riding the subways in favor of the bus, and I realized last night when I saw the little man not selling any cds that I miss seeing her. She always brightened my day because of her dedication.
2. The M27 bus is filled with fat chicks. I actually had this revelation soon after I began riding this bus to and from my office. But yesterday it hit home – this bus line picks up a lot of fat chicks. Now, as of December 2001 I put myself in that category, however, since then I’ve lost 24 pounds with an eye on many more, so I count myself as “plump”. But back when I first rode the bus, I was one of the fat chicks on the M27. I can’t wait until I’m one of the few thin chicks on the M27. That will be a good day.
3. Kylie Minogue. I’ve heard half a dozen songs from her new album and they are actually pretty good. Who would have thought when she first released “Locomotion” in 1988 that she’d actually put out a legitimate dance record in 2002? I certainly didn’t. But I just can’t get that song out of my head. And for once I don’t mean that in a bad way.
4. Tim Russert is trustworthy. Soon after seeing the Times Square deejay I saw a commercial on the NBC monitors promoting Tim Russert, and I couldn’t help but smile up at his big mug. Why? Because I like Tim Russert. I’ll be the first to admit that I hate politics, I don’t watch the news, and I prefer to live in my little cocoon oblivious to the world’s plight. But when Tim Russert comes on the Today Show in the morning, I stop and listen. He’s my Walter Cronkite. He could tell me that men have walked on the moon and I’d believe him. And yes, that means I don’t believe men have walked on the moon. Don’t get me started on that one.