Thursday, May 22, 2008

A subway?!

Where the palm trees? Eh?

First things first, we have a subway here in LA?! Rather unsurprisingly it doesn’t go anywhere which kind of negates the point of a subway. I could go on and on about how much I miss public transport a la the Tube, but I did choose this hole for myself. So I shall continue to marinade in exhaust fumes, oil changes and high gas prices (or maybe not so high?) and deal with the fact that daydreaming while driving is a couple of magnitude times more dangerous than when sitting on a train or a bus.

Of course its hard to avoid when you’ve been driving the same route twice a day for the last 280 odd days not to lose focus on the road. And I’m quite convinced that is what is going to kill me, daydreaming on a familiar freeway when some idiot decides to take himself out of the gene pool. I’ve already had one close escape with an errant ladder, just hope the odds keep up with me.

Anyways I digress (old habits die hard). I’m not sure what’s annoying me more, the fact that we have a one route subway in LA or the fact that the BBC correspondent ends the article with:

“And, being stuck in traffic is, after all, that much easier when the roof is down, the palm trees are swaying gently and the sun is shining brightly in your face.”

Pray do tell David Willis, where the fuck are the palm trees on the 101/405 interchange?


ayn said...

Teehee :D nicely put. Yea, after all the hype about the sunny refreshing greenery and laid-back life, reality was such a letdown!

N said...

Laid back life...what a bloody joke eh?

rasti said...

Dear sweet lawd, I hated the bleeding tube. Always some sort of delay or the line I needed to use that particular day was closed!

I'm not partial to L.A. or California in general. It is generally a beast. I always remember those lyrics from that Death Cab song Why You'd Want to Live Here...

"I'm in Los Angeles today: It smells like an airport runway.
Jet fuel stenches in the cabin and lights flickering at random.
I'm in Los Angeles today:
Grabage cans comprise the medians of freeways always creeping
even when the population's sleeping.
And I can't see why you'd want to live here."

PS Welcome back.

N said...

rasti - I dunno, I like the tube...that songs my life right now I guess...

N said...

Oh and thanks rasti:)