Let the game begin!
Well, I'm at it again. Last year, I tried to run the letters, A to Z, on the MTA.
It's 8:06 on the J platform at Broad Street. I'm going to hop on a J, ride a stop, and hit the A train , where it will begin again.
I'll be honest, I'm not super confident, so my goal is to just go one better than last year, so if I make it to the S (Shuttle) train, I will be happy.
I know it's all about momentum and being efficient, but I'm still a little concerned that I can pull it off. A big stumbling block last year was the D train and going all the way out to Coney Island and back.
Here's the J, it's 8:10 AM, and we're off.
8:12 AM, great train luck, one stop to Fulton and an A is pulling in at the bottom of the stairs on the A/C platform. Already headed north.
Found a cool tattoo, but the dude id sleeping. I'm not fool. Let sleeping tattooed dogs lie.
8:21 AM, switched cars at 14th Street. The first is always the hardest. I don't want to stray too far, so I am planning on switching to a downtown A at 59th Street. It's the economy, stupid.
8:26 AM, Switched cars again at 42nd Street, preparing to switch again at 59th, this time headed back downtown. I had a better start last year :-(
8:33 AM On a crowded downtown A.
8:45 AM Headed back north on an A at West 4th Street.
8:52 AM Success! Between 34th and 42nd, I meet Jill - lots of ink, including this:
It was a quick picture and a quick conversation. The tattoo is from an unremembered artist at New York Adorned. Adorned was one of the top shops in the city, but they stopped tattooing operations in July of this year, rebranding and focusing solely on piercing.
The first letter of the alphabet has been accomplished, appropriately with an Avocado.
Staying on the A train to switch for a B at 59th Street.
Thanks to Jill for sharing her tattoo and getting us started!
To Be Continued.....
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