July 02, 2004

I'm Not Alone!

I'm glad to see that it's not just us transplanted-Californian types who're frustrated with our recent local weather.

I'm not sure which I'd find worse, however: being permanently condemned to weather like we're having now, or going back and forth between a non-air-conditioned apartment and a non-air-conditioned office in non-air-conditioned trains during a scorcher like last summer.

(Although I have to say that the extreme thunder-and-lightning show that we were treated to on Thursday morning would have been really cool, had it taken place at some other time besides 3 AM. Fortunately Scout isn't one of those dogs who's disturbed by flash-and-bang displays; I think that she got back to sleep before either of us did ...)

Posted by Kevin at July 2, 2004 02:17 PM

I swear I was on the #6 bus today and there was A/C. And the weather was nice from my apartment to the bus stop, then from the Monkeberg Str. bus stop to about Anson's before the sky opened up and people ran as if they were allergic to water.

Posted by: Dave at July 2, 2004 05:36 PM

In re A/C: Well, you're riding a bus line that gets those nice big shiny new articulated buses! I either take the S-Bahn or ride line 112, which seemingly gets whatever equipment is left after every other bus driver in the city gets his pick.

If the bus I rode in yesterday was the star of a children's book, it would have been the ungainly-yet-scrappy Little Bus That Could that gets made fun of by all of the other buses in the yard. We stopped at a bus stop and the driver had to cut the engine and run outside to fasten down some panel on the side of the bus that had flown open. Another time, we got an "Airport Express" bus -- naturally, everyone was standing up because there was plenty of room for luggage, but no seats.

(But riding in spiffy new Mercedes Citaro buses isn't always the bed of roses it's made out to be -- I wonder how come the Hamburger Abendblatt didn't have anything to say after that news story broke in London a few months ago?)

Posted by: Kevin at July 2, 2004 05:57 PM
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