There is a guy on my train complimenting and flirting with anyone who will make eye contact. For example: “Hey girl, I like your shower cap.” See also: “Damn girl. You are nourishing! Like a graham cracker with vanilla ice cream!”

Giving back

May or may not have given my bus driver an entire leftover pizza from work just now.

Resisting the urge to interrupt this guy’s reading to tell him how much he reminds me of my husband sitting in the car for half an hour after he got home just to listen to this book. #ctareaders

Resisting the urge to interrupt this guy’s reading to tell him how much he reminds me of my husband sitting in the car for half an hour after he got home just to listen to this book. #ctareaders

It is torrentially pouring as we commute. This man has put his wet umbrella on the seat beside him. I will let you do the math.

It is torrentially pouring as we commute. This man has put his wet umbrella on the seat beside him. I will let you do the math.

Just stood up on the train to give my seat to a woman with three kids and some guy who had just run onto the train took it! Even after I told him I was giving it to them! Ahhhhhhhhh CTA rage!!!!!

There are seriously four children under the age of eight standing on this train… What is wrong with people?!?

There is now a man with a crutch and no one has offered him a seat. Two people just got up and I stood in front of the seats blocking them until the eight year old (who appears to be riding the train by himself!) came over and sat after I pointed to it. Man with a crutch declined.

Please let me never be as unobservant as the people on this train car. I’d rather care about stuff too much and maybe even drive S slowly insane than completely ignore the world and its people all around me.

P.S. I swear, I will DEMAND people stand up for me when I am pregnant. DEMAND. I should have done it today for others. I really wanted to just yell at the entire car like the crazy person I am. Next time, it is happening.

Train station attendant at State and Lake just held the doors open for me so I wouldn’t miss the green line!!!!! New best friend!!!

You guys!!!!! Most epic green line entrance of my entire existence!!!! Flew through closing doors that then shut behind my person!!!!! I feel so alive!!!

This is being created next to me right now. Cannot put into words how grateful I am for public transportation. Truly. Even if I just waited three weeks for a green line train. Hugs and kisses, CTA!

This is being created next to me right now. Cannot put into words how grateful I am for public transportation. Truly. Even if I just waited three weeks for a green line train. Hugs and kisses, CTA!

Grateful that my life affords me the freedom to notice and enjoy vistas like this. Note to self to do more daily so that more people can say the same. As Marty McFly would say, that is heavy, I know. But you can just reply as as Doc Brown would: “Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with the Earth’s gravitational pull?”

Grateful that my life affords me the freedom to notice and enjoy vistas like this. Note to self to do more daily so that more people can say the same. As Marty McFly would say, that is heavy, I know. But you can just reply as as Doc Brown would: “Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with the Earth’s gravitational pull?”

Today’s weather was perfection defined. Tonight’s skies make it even better. Grateful! View from my train.

Today’s weather was perfection defined. Tonight’s skies make it even better. Grateful! View from my train.