Twentysomething Woman #1: "Yeah, I'm going to see a cheerleading competition this weekend. I haven't been in--I don't know how long."
Twentysomething Woman #2: "Oh, me either."
Twentysomething Woman #1: "It'll feel so weird to watch."
Twentysomething Woman #2: "Totally."
Twentysomething Woman #1: "But you know, I love movies like "Bring It On."
Twentysomething Woman #2: "Oh. me too. Totally"
Twentysomething Woman #1: (giggles) "Sometimes my boyfriend asks me to do a cheer."
Twentysomething Woman #2: (silence) "Really?"
Twentysomething Woman #1: (silence) "But I don't remember any of our cheers."
Twentysomething Woman #2: "Me either."
Cue Paul Simon: "When I think back on all the crap I learned in high school, it's a wonder I can think at all...."
...it's another good day not to be driving.
It doesn't look like too much fun on I-94 near HuronBoulevard:
I figured that I wouldn't post much over the break, since I would be out of town for a while and using the transit system less. I didn't plan on a family crisis. After tending to and with my parents for two-and-a-half weeks down in Illinois, I've been back on the buses and train, and back to work, for the past few days.
I did have an occasion to catch a train in the Lindbergh Terminal near midnight when I returned home for a couple of days just after New Year's. It was slick to take the Hiawatha line right to my South Minneapolis neighborhood. There were quite a few folks riding--the young couple with their skis, returning from the Rockies, some holiday travellers, people (presumably) coming home from a second shift job.