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by baldilocks

I’m doing a tiny exper­i­ment here at Peter’s blog: see­ing if I can write a post of sub­stance on my unplugged lap­top, using my phone as hotspot modem, all while rid­ing the LA Metro bus.

Until last year, and with rel­a­tively brief inter­ludes at over­seas loca­tions, I had owned a car since age 19. But since last July, I have been rid­ing the local buses, trains, and using what Rush Lim­baugh calls the Hoof Express.

To be sure, at 53, walk­ing does my rather round body good — not just by keep­ing it from get­ting rounder, but lim­ber­ing things up and keep­ing all the juices flow­ing prop­erly — like my blood. And I have had great occa­sion to walk all over the place today, since I tend to mis­read the bus sched­ules, even the online ones. Haul­ing my behind over where I need to be while curs­ing my inat­ten­tion, I man­aged to make it where I was try­ing to go two hours later than I intended. But I made it.

Now I’m on the way back to the place I call home and am just happy to be able to com­plete two things I intended to accom­plish when I got up this morn­ing: pick up my old mail from my old house and get some­thing writ­ten for this blog.

Peo­ple keep ask­ing me why I’m not sad or freak­ing out over my new liv­ing and trans­porta­tion arrange­ments. That’s an easy ques­tion to answer. Suf­fice it to say, I know what I’m doing and for whom.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was pub­lished in 2012. Her sec­ond novel, ten­ta­tively titled, Arlen’s Harem, will be done in 2015. Fol­low her on Twit­ter.

Please con­tribute to Juliette’s Projects JOB: Her new novel, her blog, her Inter­net to keep the lat­ter going and COF­FEE to keep her going!

Or con­tribute to Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Inde­pen­dent Journalism — -»»baldilocks

by baldilocks

I’m doing a tiny experiment here at Peter’s blog: seeing if I can write a post of substance on my unplugged laptop, using my phone as hotspot modem, all while riding the LA Metro bus.

Until last year, and with relatively brief interludes at overseas locations, I had owned a car since age 19. But since last July, I have been riding the local buses, trains, and using what Rush Limbaugh calls the Hoof Express.

To be sure, at 53, walking does my rather round body good—not just by keeping it from getting rounder, but limbering things up and keeping all the juices flowing properly—like my blood. And I have had great occasion to walk all over the place today, since I tend to misread the bus schedules, even the online ones. Hauling my behind over where I need to be while cursing my inattention, I managed to make it where I was trying to go two hours later than I intended. But I made it.

Now I’m on the way back to the place I call home and am just happy to be able to complete two things I intended to accomplish when I got up this morning: pick up my old mail from my old house and get something written for this blog.

People keep asking me why I’m not sad or freaking out over my new living and transportation arrangements. That’s an easy question to answer. Suffice it to say, I know what I’m doing and for whom.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2012. Her second novel, tentatively titled, Arlen’s Harem, will be done in 2015. Follow her on Twitter.

Please contribute to Juliette’s Projects JOB: Her new novel, her blog, her Internet to keep the latter going and COFFEE to keep her going!

Or contribute to Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Independent Journalism—->>>>baldilocks