Sunday, April 21, 2013

Q Is For...

The Q Train, which is also the Broadway Express!

Though in my world Q is also Queens Plaza, where I often change trains between Manhattan and Queens, or simply, Queens, the borough in which I work. Queens is where New York City's two airports are located, as well as the Arthur Ashe Tennis Stadium and Shea Stadium, where the Mets play baseball. Shea Stadium was actually renamed CitiField a few years ago, but I am fervently sticking with Shea Stadium. 

Queens is also the borough where our office moved almost eight years ago, breaking my heart. I loved our location in Lower Manhattan, with the daily view of the Statue of Liberty, the walk past Trinity Church and the easy commute. But I did gain the opportunity to learn the New York City subway system in tremendous detail. I'm not sure I'd ridden the "Q" train more than a handful of times before the move, and I've now ridden the "Q" and the "R" and the "N," which also go very close to my office a combined total of almost 2,000 trips. The commute to and from work is longer, but I almost always get a seat for the trip to Queens and when I am on the "Q" and the "N", which are elevated trains, there is a great view of Manhattan. I won't miss this commute, but that's a post for another day. 

I am happy that I am still doing the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. I am a day late for Q, and will be a day late for R, but I spent last night -- my time to blog -- watching the news on television. I am thankful that Watertown can return to a more normal life, but so saddened by the death of Officer Sean Collier and the wounding of Officer Richard Donohue, Jr. My prayers are still with the people of Boston.

My friends are in town this weekend, and we will see "Kinky Boots" tomorrow afternoon. We're not quite at "S" yet, but we had a very sunny day today and I send everyone...

Wishes for a Sunny Sunday!


9 comments:

Dee said...

It's always good to try something new. Even if it's as simple as a different train. :)

It's a rainy Sunday here in Singapore but it's still good...good for naps.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I do believe we are to have a sunny Sunday and it will be great to see the sunshine! Here's hoping the sun shines where you are too!

Susie said...

Are you going to wear any "kinky boots" to the show?? If you do , let us see them. We are having another day of sunshine...which is helping with our flood conditions. Have fun this week. xoxo,Susie

Melinda said...

Enjoy your visit with your friends!

Joyful praise for Watertown, Boston and the surrounding communities.

M :)

Ms Sparrow said...

Good way to find a Q. I'm not sure where I would find one around here. I'm still considering doing the A to Z but I'm having some qualms.

Grammy Staffy said...

Enjoy the show with your friends. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Lura

TARYTERRE said...

Hope you had a great time at the show.

Theresa said...

Sounds like a wonderful show:) I am always envious of you seeing the beauty of your City daily... I love NY! I am coming there and I will walk those beautiful streets again! Have a blessed week sweet friend, HUGS!

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