I’m back in cold and rainy Montreal after essentially a two week absence (save for 17 hours last Tuesday). Though New York was a great time, I’m now frantically coming to terms with piles of work in every direction (and a pile of dirty clothes and dishes), and I’m completely exhausted from a day of sitting.
“The Adironack”, which is the Amtrak train that runs from New York to Montreal, is definately a beautiful ride in the Fall. All the leaves, all the mountains (I even saw some deer). But considering its near 13 hour+ duration (it takes 6 to drive), which included 2 hours at the border today (which resulted in two 65ish year old American ladies getting booted), I don’t know how many more trips on it I have in me.
I had ambitious plans for thesis research and seminar prep but due to the fact I slept maybe 3 hours before taking a cab to Penn Station at 7am this morning, I was too exhausted to do anything but watch 11 episodes of the Freaks and Geeks DVD set I bought for only $40 US ($38 Canadian!) yesterday (they have outlets on Amtrak which is a HUGE plus.. almost enough to cancel out the absolutely disgusting cuisine offered in their meal car). Add that to 7 episodes of late-era Larry Sanders Show I watched on the way down, and I have Judd Apatow to largely thank for assisting me in getting through crowded trans-national transportation.
Anyway, this blog will hopefully return to normalcy within a day or so… Happy Monday.