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Thursday, July 3, 2008

And Now We Go to Our Reporter, Live on the Scene

I am now a famous reporter.

I got to report on a story, live--as it was happening, via my trusty iPhone.

(Actually, I was super pissed off and I was whining to the only person I thought might be able to help me, Greg from The N-Judah Chronicles. I ended up with an 1.5 hour commute today.)

But I'm choosing to look at it like I was helping him report an important story. Please excuse my swearing. Greg had other reporters, too, but they seemed more calm.

If you are unsure about my reference to a unicorn, then you should read this post too.


msHedgehog July 3, 2008 at 12:54 PM  

What you need in these situations is a knitting bag. It took me at least four hours to get home on the day three prats from Yorkshire blew themselves up on the Tube.

I stood on overground platforms, knitting, for most of the evening. I remember it well. It was mostly sunny, with some gentle rain towards the end, and I got a lot done.

Crochet works almost as well, and is even easier to carry.

Phivos Nicolaides July 3, 2008 at 1:00 PM  

Happy Fourth of July. Enjoy it!

the default attorney July 3, 2008 at 1:25 PM  

You ARE a famous reporter. I like the "unicorn" reference. I think I might choose a different animal though. Like maybe a black cat, or a locust. Because I've got to tell you, I have been on one of the shuttles, and when you see one coming, it is a bad muthaf*ckin omen cuz you know it's going to be a crap commute.

tangobaby July 3, 2008 at 3:16 PM  

Hi Ms. Hedgehog,

I know you are a champion knitter but I have to tell you that I have some reservations about your suggestion.

1. I don't know how to knit and I'm afraid it is very complicated.
2. It is often so crowded on the train that unless you can knit one-handed, you might not actually be able to knit and then you would be carrying this bag of yarn and sharp sticks around when all you really need is a bar to hold onto so you don't fall down.
3. That I might stab someone with a knitting needle on a day like today.

Those are my main concerns right now. Are they unfounded?

Hi Phivos,

Well, technically it's only July 3 here, so the festivities will have to wait until tomorrow, but thank you!

Hi default attorney,

I kind of feel like I should be outside, looking for stories that SF Gate is missing (there are a lot of those), now that I am an Intrepid Reporter (I like intrepid more than famous).

I was thinking of changing my name to Lois, too.

The only thing about the unicorn is that feasibly you could sit astride one and it could take you to work on its back (either by flying or by trotting). I am not a very large person, but I don't think that a black cat or a locust could get very far with me as a passenger.

Although I have no problem with a swarm of black cats or locusts swarming the homes of selected Muni officials today.

Dear god, it's 3:13pm and I am still pissed off about this! I need to get a life.

Anonymous July 3, 2008 at 5:22 PM  

Oh, I am SOOOOO grateful I don't have to commute any further than down the hall.

Sorry :-)

But take deep breaths and think about your next photo project instead.

Annie Jeffries July 4, 2008 at 5:01 PM  

Even public transportation is no solution. Sometimes traveling is just a pain. Congrats on the debut and Happy 4th!!

Anonymous July 4, 2008 at 7:15 PM  

Hehe, LOVE your report.

And an iphone - I'm jealous. They get released next week in Oz and I am sooo there!! (Yes, you may all feel sorry for me considering how long everything takes to get Down Under). :)

tangobaby July 5, 2008 at 10:24 AM  

Hi Johanna,

I did not take deep breaths, but two days later, I do feel better!

Maybe it was the drugs.


Hi Annie,

I hope to become famous for something less annoying next time, but thank you for congratulating me anyway!

Hi Christie,

When you get your iPhone (finally), you will love it because you are getting one with all of the annoying little kinks worked out. So be glad...yours will be much more perfect than mine and then you can time-travel and use it as a telescope, too.