planes, trains, and automakers

Happy New Year 2009! Here to share a couple of random thoughts on this first day of the year.

Returned home today to California after 10 days in metro Washington DC, visiting family in Virginia, cf. my tweets from 12/22 thru 1/01. Caught a flight at 7am, which meant getting up at 4:30am.

During the entire vacation break, I didn’t do any planning. Things that happened were spontaneously impromptu. Planning is such a chore to me. Don’t like it. Not a goal-setting type either. So there’s no list of resolutions here. Rather than laying down train tracks for weeks and months ahead, life’s more like skeet shooting and I stay attentive and responsive to the opportunities in front of me.

Vacations are good for catching up on pop culture via cable television. Caught a show on History Channel, Cities of the Underground. Intriguing. It showed a thousand(?) miles of tunnels of a subway system that ran from 1925 until 1955, connecting many parts of Los Angeles as any good subway system would. But it got shut down to get more people to drive cars. Sure did. Now Los Angeles has the worst traffic in the country with sparse public transit. Ugh.

And what’s more to say about the American automakers. Getting a bailout in the billions. 3,000+ articles about it via news.google.com. I don’t have 3,000+ words to add to this absurdity.

Time for bed. Sleep is one thing I gots to manage so I can stay healthy. Good night world.

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2 Responses

  1. barryslone says:

    I think I'm going to enjoy being your neighbor.
    your writing reminds me that although the universe appears random, it is not.
    Happy '09.

    Barry

  2. djchuang says:

    @Barry, thanks for stopping by my blog and adding a comment. We'll have to watch the Super Bowl on your new big screen, what do you say? 🙂

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