It was by a series of mishaps and misadventures worthy of its own separate retelling that bunny_hugger had acquired tickets to attend the Wednesday taping of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Really, all I could contribute to the process was to show up with her.( Collapse )
We did walk past Rockefeller Center, confirming that we were too late (again too late for something) for the NBC Store, although we wouldn't have wanted anything particular there, or for the studio tour. And we got back home in time to sleep, but not to watch the show live (in fact, we'd fail to watch it before she left), and not to see my parents. The gift remained un-given, with only one chance left to do.
Trivia: Farmers in Suffolk County attacked the Long Island Rail Road in the 1840s --- tearing up tracks, burning stations, and wrecking trains by pulling track spikes --- for running trains on Sundays, as well as for all the noise, chaos, and stray sparks produced by the trains. Source: The Story Of American Railroads, Stewart H Holbrook. (And that's the nicest he can say about the LIRR, and Holbrook doesn't have a bad word for any railroads.)
Currently Reading: The Greek Way, Edith Hamilton.