Thursday, February 15, 2007


Guys, guys, okay, guys, ready? Guys, okay? Guys. Okay. Total moment of Dumb.

I missed my stop.

I was reading (my inner ear is behaving itself again), and you know how it is when you get to the end of the book, and everything's getting really intense, and I kinda missed three stops and when I looked up there were bushes. Me, I was "the hell? What bushes? Oh. OH!" And yes, I couldn't even just wait for the next train going in the other direction, because there was no next train, being after midnight.

I got the giggles so bad.

To top it off, while loitering around suspiciously waiting for my brother to pick me up, the cops drove past, and drove past again, and pulled up right by me to make sure I was okay. Which gave me bigger giggles.

So, Cory Doctorow's Someone Comes To Town, Someone Leaves Town is NOT fit for train-travelling consumption.

I'm going to finish it RIGHT NOW so the same thing doesn't happen tomorrow.


  1. Dearie me, that IS a flattering review! Many thanks.

  2. Anonymous15/2/07 22:42

    hee hee hee!
    That is super excellent!
    I think I did miss my bus stop once, but only by one. :)

  3. Heh - I did that once with "Hyperion," except it was a bus, I only missed two stops, and it was 10am so it was a quick walk back.

  4. No problem, Cory. Don't do it again.

    Selena/'s a good think I'm not far from the end of the line, 'cause that's where I went, heh.

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  6. There should be an award for any art form that makes you miss bus or subway stops.

    There should also be an "edit comment" feature on this site.

  7. Ultimate Distraction Immersion Experience Oh Yeah Award.

    And I get comments emailed. I saw. Hur hur hur.