josh blog

Ordinary language is all right.

One could divide humanity into two classes:
those who master a metaphor, and those who hold by a formula.
Those with a bent for both are too few, they do not comprise a class.

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18 Jun '12 11:01:01 PM

'walking to and from various buses and places to be in between the buses'

18 Jun '12 10:59:14 PM

Buses where the routes are colors seem friendly.

18 Jun '12 10:58:18 PM

On boozier holidays they give you rides for free, not trips.

18 Jun '12 10:57:19 PM

Metro Transit calls my rides trips. But half of them take me home. I'm not taking a trip home. I'm just going there.

18 Jun '12 08:56:17 PM

Whereas to the other passengers, one who boards with a bike must seem unhappy.

18 Jun '12 08:53:03 PM

To a person with a car, the idea of a transfer is almost absurd: you're going to ride two buses?!

18 Jun '12 08:49:34 PM

The tactics of seat ownership. Staking and quitting a claim, policing, keeping watch, ceding, accommodating, allowing. Modes of circumspection broadcasting indifference. Ways of enacting the narrative of a journey with a meager repertoire of slumps, focusless absorption, straightenings, and recognizing glances, from within what is in reality forty minutes of sitting.

18 Jun '12 08:38:17 PM

Lugging laundry onto the bus, one wishes (wishes) just to brazen it out.

18 Jun '12 08:35:41 PM

In a small enough place, its intermittent routes rarely busy, boarding a bus, paying the fare, one feels: why can't you just give me a ride?