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Today on the Muni (4/20/09)

A little shocking to realize this is the first time I’ve done one of these since I stopped riding the Muni Metro regularly (hence the newly abbreviated post title). Spotted on public transport today:

  • The Broom of the System by David Foster Wallace
  • Enduring Love by Ian McEwan
  • A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
  • Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

I believe I would really like to start reading some DFW.

Today on the Muni Metro (2/7)

This is actually an amalgam of the past several days but shhhhh it’ll be our little secret. Recently observed:

  • Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
  • Angels by Marian Keyes
  • Home to Holly Springs by Jan Karon
  • Choke by Chuck Pahlaniuk

Today on the Muni Metro (10/22)

Today’s edition comes with a bonus story: this evening while riding the muni back from the gym I sat down next to a gentleman rolling an enormous doobie. Despite the absurdity of the moment I admired his chutzpah; his female companion, however, seemed wholly disinterested. I began to doubt his resolve when he kept fiddling with his paper and refused to seal it – maybe he just needed to keep his fingers busy? – but I think he’d commenced licking when I got off.

Spotted today (only on the ride home):

  • Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
  • Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
  • St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell
  • Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan
  • Second Innocence: Rediscovering Joy and Wonder: A Guide to Renewal in Work, Relationships, and Daily Life by John Izzo, Ph.D.

Today on the Muni Metro

The evening ride was surprisingly literary:

Today on the Muni Metro (8/28)

All I can say is: God bless these “Spare the Air” days. This is actually yesterday’s crop, since this morning I was too engrossed with Keith Ferrazzi’s Never Eat Alone (due today at the library!) to do much surveying.


  • Mags: SmartMoney, The New Yorker, Newsweek
  • Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
  • Surfline’s California Surf Guide by Sean Collins
  • Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt