Tuesday, August 28, 2007
I had an hour long train ride home today. Okay, I also had an hour long train ride away from home today, but it's the ride back that's important here.
It's a commuter train, so going away from home tends not to be crowded and going back toward home tends to be insane. Today was no exception. I was carrying my backpack and my big bag of CSA veggies, and hoped to get a seat on the train home after a long day. I was not favored by the seat gods.
However, I popped on my iPod and started bobbing my head. Music always makes a commute better right? Then I thought, "Well, just standing here is not very useful. What if I dance in place and get some exercise in too?"
So I did. My feet didn't move, and I have no rhythm, and no doubt I was that sorta crazy seeming woman on the train today. But I danced standing in place for half an hour, then did the same sitting down for another half an hour.
I figure, I'm never going to see these people again. So long as I don't encroach on them, what do I care if I look a little foolish?
And this, my friends, is what makes your late-20s better than your teen years. A much easier ability to say, "Screw what random strangers think."