On a hot day in August, I spent the day on the subway, trying to go through the MTA system in alphabet. Our progress so far is recounted here. Remember, last year when I tried this, I wrapped up on the R train after 5:00 PM. This year, I was determined to be more efficient.
So, when I finished on the W train, I set my sight on the last letter in the alphabet. The elusive Z train.
I remained on the W and switched at Canal Street - it wasn't even 3:00 PM!
All throughout this journey, I kept notes, so you may be wondering why, at 2:53 PM, my entry reads
"1 train uptown leaving Rector."
Hold the phone. The 1 train? That's not the alphabet! What's going on? My journal continues....
Oh, the best laid plans. Sigh. Way ahead of schedule, I hit the J/Z platform at Canal and was dismayed when the countdown clock showed only J trains. Is the Z defunct? No, I learned, it's a rush-hour only train. [In hindsight, this makes complete sense, and I feel foolish for not realizing it ahead of time.]
The Z only runs from 4:45 to 5:45. It's not even 3:00 PM. So, rather than sit around for nearly two hours, I decide to do so bonus inkspotting, and I headed to the 1 station at Rector Street. Headed uptown. Better than sitting around and waiting for a Z!
I don't see going through all the numbers (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7), but I'm in bonus territory here.
All that leads me to Fernanda, who was visiting from Mexico. I met her on the uptown 1 train and she kindly shared this lovely tattoo on her thigh:
Fernanda credited this cool elephant tattoo to Lupe Trujillo, from Capitán Tatuajes in Puebla City, Mexico.
Thanks to Fernanda for sharing her cool tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!
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