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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Delayed Trains = Mo Crabby

Last night I got to the train station to discover a TON of people hanging out in the entrance way. Turns out the trains were suspended due to the radios being down. They told us they'd be back up and running (probably) within half an hour. So I hung around for half an hour, when they still had no new information I gave up. Caught a bus to the overland train, a train to the central terminal, and then another train back to Putney, a bus to meet Murray for dinner, then another bus home. **SIGH**
It took me two and a half hours. Thank goodness I had a fascinating book with me! So other than my frustration of missing the class I wanted to attend at the gym, I was engrossed in my book and not too upset about the delays.

I don't usually comment on what book I'm reading on my blog because I usually stick to chick lit. I like having a book to read that relaxes me after a day of work, rather than having to think too hard. However, I highly recommend the book 'Freakonomics.' Wow, just SO fascinating! It is about applying economic principles to real life to explain things. The book is a sort of collection of a few random topics, with no real unifying theme, but very interesting! One chapter is entitled 'What do Sumo Wrestlers and Teachers have in common?' Another discusses how much obsessive parenting really matters (i.e. reading a lot to your child, putting them in early learning programmes, etc etc) and how much does the name you have effect your success in life. Anyhow, I don't want to give too much away. Great book though!


At 1:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No KUDOS for Murray buying the book?

At 12:27 PM, Blogger Monique said...

ah yes 'anonymous'

i.e. Murray

Thank you MURRAY for buying the book - well chosen:)


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