I bought a bagel and some white cheddar popcorn for breakfast…yay. Still better than bagged eggs for $15.
Aaaand were not moving. Engineers are working on it something about wires and the conductor said “same unit” to one of the attendants.
Mia mentioned me in a comment on Facebook about a train between Philly and New York that got derailed…scary!…but at least I got past that part of my trip a few days ago! I hope everyone is okay…
Ok we’re moving again!…although now it smells like breaks are burning. The train is stopped and brakes are smoking. There is smoke inside the car behind me. They’re not letting us get off though. The conductor said everything’s fine, it just looks like some sticking brakes. One of the brakes locked up on the wheels. Okay, we’re moving again at least for now. We shall see how long this lasts.
Some guy keeps trying to talk to/hit on me. Sorry dude, I’m about to play the boyfriend card. Seriously dude…I don’t like being rude but even ignoring him isn’t working. He was like “I’m surprised you don’t have a ring on yet” blablabla. (I don’t even have a boyfriend so of course I don’t…but he doesn’t need to know that I don’t have a boyfriend). He apparently was watching me sleep last night and said I looked cold. 1…yes I was cold it’s fucking cold on the train, and 2…um wtf no stop. His stop is in a couple hours or so. Yay byeeee
Someone left nail polish and no one claimed it so the attendant let me take it! He asked if I wanted a paper towel and I said, “no I’m not painting them now, I still have stuff on my nails currently.” He jokingly said to give it back. No way! I said, “I could paint my toenails, but I’d have to take my shoes off and I don’t think anyone wants to deal with that.” The attendant and conductor said it can’t be worse than the brakes haha…I wouldn’t be so sure. They said it can’t be as bad as boyscouts with the typical reason of camping but umm girls are just as bad…trust me. Now they’re telling me crazy passenger stories of people being off their meds and fighting and what not. So far I have yet to encounter any of that!
Arizona state law prohibits selling alcohol before noon, so the cafe car suspends service until 12 hahaha
Inga found my sock! It’s one of my thick socks and it was in the drier…of course, I hope she enjoys it. 😦
There is a girl next to me who just got on and is going all the way to LA, and is on the phone excited about meeting an American hero from WW2 and the Vietnam War. That’s cool. I am entertaining myself by eavedropping, but it’s not eavesdropping if she is right next to me and talking super loud right?
“Kind sweet man.” I overhear her ask, “When people get older, do people get blue eyes? Like they turn blue or fade?”
“His name was Pete he was so nice and it was like meeting a celebrity only ten times nicer and more honorable
“I was a little firecracker when I was younger. Still am a firecracker”
“If I have any money left can I use it to get a permit? I’m 19 I need to learn how to drive.”
I might buy her dinner if we end up sitting together then. That will hopefully help.
We’re stopped again. Ahhhhh we were doing so well, but we have to wait for a train to pass. It hasn’t come in a while…can’t we just go? They’re obviously not ready.
Ah here it is finally…..and we’re stopped again.
We’re going again, yay. I am just hanging out in here enjoying the views, lack of snapchat filters, attendant talking to me, the hunger pains, and candy crush until dinner time. Yes, I redownloaded Candy Crush. But I apparently am not synced to Facebook so I can’t ask other people to send me lives.
At dinner, I sat with the couple who didn’t pay their beer tab. Apparently they thought it was like a cruise where everything is taken care of. That makes sense. The crew didn’t have to announce it over the intercom though, since they knew exactly where the people were sleeping. And of course people were talking about it at lunch and changing the story, and the crew wasn’t even telling the whole truth either. Sigh.
I was playing a trivia game with the attendant and two other passengers (the 19 year old and Trump supporter). I can’t handle these people anymore haha. This is the exhaustion talking but between the attendant’s annoying laugh and not-funny “jokes,” the Trump supporting extremist that lacks experience in the majority of the issues she shares her opinions on. This is something I have seen extremist supporters on both sides do, so I am not necessarily upset about who she is supporting…it’s why.
It’s only 8:16PM and I am struggling to stay awake…oh well, good night!