The Subway Makes Me Want My Mommy, Too

Filed under fun times on the subway, living in new york sucks so hard

Just before I manhandled some poor old lady on the R train on Tuesday, I was relaxing with the first book of the Sookie Stackhouse series on my Kindle on my way home from work. Bill kept saying Sookie’s name, and I kept thinking about the way he draws it out all low and slow like some emo 15-year-old in “True Blood”, the TV adaptation of the books, and I was enjoying the thought.

There were exactly 4 people in my train car, because it was still before rush hour. I was sitting at the end of a three-seater, and there was a girl on the other end of it, one seat away from me. Two guys were sitting together farther down the car, and every single other seat was empty.

At City Hall, the doors opened, and in my peripheral vision, I saw what I can only describe as an ogre barreling onto the train. I didn’t look up, because I try not to stare at obviously-crazy people, but from over my Kindle, all I could see were these giant–I mean GIANT–feet leading the way. It wasn’t just that they were longer than I’ve ever seen; they were super-thick, too, as if he was wearing black platform moonboots. He took these enormously wide steps, too, like he had been straddling a horse for months and had lost the ability to unbend his knees.

Read the rest here.

Also, it’s been a super-busy week on UNBREADED, donuts4dinner, and even Lost and Lonely Leftovers. I must have been bored.


  1. Jessica says:

    First off, I hope you enjoy the books. If you stick with them, you literally get a tour of Shreveport, where BG and I live, you know minus vampire and werewolf bars.

    Second. OMG, hobbit feet!

    • I sent BG the DVDs that a friend gave me for the first six episodes of “True Blood” just so she could see how Shreveport-y it is. I just finished the first book and thought it was suuuuuuch a step up from all of the other vampire books out there, so I look forward to the others. I didn’t know there were werewolves involved later!

      And yes, tooootally hobbit feet. Except not nearly as charming.

  2. Julie says:

    I’ve got those books sitting on my shelf waiting for me to finish Friday Night Knitting Club, or to officially give up on it…

    • Don’t give up, I say! If you like vampire books in general, these are pretty well-written. I felt like Twilight was making me dumber, but aside from a few too many “sweethearts”, the dialogue in the Sookie books is really believable.


    No wonder you’re a little defensive toward old ladies.