Category Archives: CTA

I never noticed…

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…the new lights off the State/Lake elevated station. They make it much more pretty. And there’s a glow on the street that seems to reinforce the crosswalk. Nice use of light and public space.

Mad dash to work!

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Back to the grind! I haven’t seen so many people on the Blue Line, but
then again I was half-way down the train cars this morning when I’m
usually in the first two.

Luck of timing

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I get a seat!

The CTA’s Santa Train

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The one time I decide to take the Red Line to a doctors’ appointment,
here’s the Santa train. The CTA does it every year and, well, here’s
poor Santa freezing his poor red bum. ūüėČ

One week


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My first week on the Blue Line. For Friday, E dropped me off at the
California stop so we can spend a last few minutes before the
hecticness of the weekend begins. Even from one stop in I’ve got a
good chance of at least getting on the train.

Back to the Blue


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My new home stop. It’s covered. Underground. And HUGE! And I’ll get a
seat, getting me downtown with little fanfare in about 30 minutes.
Poor saps down the line. They should be done with all the construction
in a few months.



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Starting off the weekend in a lazy form we are headed t dinner, then some work then some laying around. This is the calm before the storm. And I will be recharge and ready for it.

Yay Purple Line Express!

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I’m on the Purple Line for the first time this year. I’m on an errand to get E’s car from the dealership who seems to know not what they are doing. So I am prepared for battle — as though I’m going to the Apple Store but without the John Waynes. This merging of lives is nice and still new. I hope I grow into the role nicely.

Jane and Kate

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On Super Bowl Sunday we watched¬†Barbarella, some of the first season of¬†The Katherine Tate Show¬†and walked in a blizzard to the bus stop where we still wait patiently for the bus to take me part way home. We are supposed to get six more inches, then it’ll melt away with rain later. Makes no sense to me. *shrugs*

LATER: Barbarella is being redone in 2009. Goodness! 

Deacaux Pr0n?


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Apparently 70s porn is back in the form of advertising. I just got out of work, heading home on a day than started out in the 50s and has been take over by salt trucks. Crazy day. I’ll be glad to be home soon.