Thursday, February 16, 2012

Madge

Seen exiting the Brown Line at Fullerton at about 8:10 a.m. 

When her train pulled into the station, Madge hustled out the doors and started running as fast as her strange, stubby legs would carry her. She had precisely three minutes to get to the frozen food section of Dominick’s—the designated rendezvous point—and it was imperative that she not be even a second late. The Communications Liaison had left messages to that effect all around her apartment for several weeks now. Once he (it?) even spoke to her through the radio!

“Call within the next fifteen minutes and you’ll receive a—ZZZZZZZZ—ATTENTION MADGE: THE TELEPORTATION FIELD WILL TOUCH DOWN DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF THE LEAN CUISINE. WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU—ZZZZZZZZ—free $20 Visa Gift Card!”

She was wearing her faded leopard-print coat (the agreed-upon sign that she was the designated passenger), and combined with her disheveled hair and flushed cheeks, Madge was afraid that people might think she was a little crazy. But it didn’t really matter. Soon she would be soaring through the stars, and the people of Earth would be small and unimportant. 

Aliens! I've never mentioned aliens before on PTKY...I think...

So we may have lost trivia last night, but we did win best team name: "Ohhhhh, I Wanna Answer Somebody! I Wanna Form a Team with Somebody! Oh, I Wanna Answer Somebody, Somebody Who Stumps Me!" Yeah, we are that awesome. And the trivia host sang it when he announced that we won, so that was very satisfying.  

New fun things to follow! People of the El is a tumblr where people submit all things CTA-related. Oh, the CTA. So crazy all the time.  Art Food Travel--a self-explanatory blog, I'd imagine. Also, you should check out @CTA_CIA on Twitter. It's like People of the El in Twitter form, and they were kind enough to give a shout-out to PTKY yesterday. Do yourselves a favor and explore these!

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