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Now Where's this Train Go?

Argh, I just had such a dumb dream. I was in Chicago trying to take the El somewhere, and it was one of those obvious stations like Belmont that I've been to a million times. But I was in line for a ticket and I didn't know how the tickets worked anymore. I ended up having to get in line twice, and the second time around when it took my cash it printed out handwritten slips of paper and play money instead of train tickets. I finally got up on the platform and realized, as I was getting on the train, I didn't even know which direction it was going.

What a relief when Puffy initiated my wakeup pester.

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thistlethorn
Apr. 19th, 2013 10:28 pm (UTC)
Oh, I hate dreams like that: the dreams that I never actually finished high school, and now I have papers due & exams, and I don't know any of the material. Or I'm at a convention and forgot to bring or set up my art & also brought no money or clothes, or something. Aagh! Thank goodness for pesky kitty wake-up calls. :-)
jordan_c_price
Apr. 20th, 2013 12:02 am (UTC)
My high school dreams have evolved to college dreams where I realize after the add/drop period I've enrolled for a class I've never attended and now I'll owe thousands of dollars.

Although the last time I had that dream I was pretty laissez-faire about it and I decided it didn't matter if I blew off getting the degree since I didn't need another one anyway and I was self-employed. I guess that's improvement!

I go on vacation without bringing my clothes in real life, unfortunately.
thistlethorn
Apr. 20th, 2013 01:08 am (UTC)
I go on vacation without bringing my clothes in real life, unfortunately.

*g* But as long as you bring money, it's all good--you can buy clothes unless you're going deep into the jungle away from civilization.
jdruskin
Apr. 20th, 2013 06:59 pm (UTC)
Chicago subways are my idea of a waking nightmare! I was actually more comfortable riding in Paris on my own, and I don't speak a word of French. There is no excuse for my inability to navigate Chicago subways on my own. I've had plenty of opportunities to learn. I've just always had someone with me. I spend too much time wondering if there's time to get caramel corn and not enough on navigating. :)
jordan_c_price
Apr. 20th, 2013 07:57 pm (UTC)
It feels fantastic to ride the subway with someone who knows what they're doing, doesn't it? I rode the Tube with utter confidence with Clare London at my side. Who the heck knows where I would've ended up without her. (There's a popcorn shop on Adams downtown near the Art Institute, is that the one?)
jdruskin
Apr. 20th, 2013 10:12 pm (UTC)
Nuts on Clark at Union Station is the one I always go to on my way out of the city, but I think there is one on Adams too. Yummy I have nearly missed my train more than once standng in line.
brenopa
Apr. 21st, 2013 03:56 am (UTC)
Mass transit=good fun
There's something wrong with me--I love buses, subways, commuter trains. But I don't want to get caught in some Möbius strip ride to I don't know where. A Freudian would have fun with that dream, but what do they know?

Best public transit events: sleeping on the subway in NY (i took the A Train) when I was 20, and taking the wrong train in a country where I could not read, speak or understand the language,
jordan_c_price
Apr. 21st, 2013 11:51 am (UTC)
Re: Mass transit=good fun
Whenever I fell asleep on mass transit I always ended up somewhere really unpalatable. Why is that? You'd think just once in a while I'd find myself somewhere spiffy.
brenopa
Apr. 23rd, 2013 08:45 pm (UTC)
Re: Mass transit=good fun
Being a nosy urbanite, I think unpalatable means "fun"
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