Thursday, July 19, 2007

Hellzapoppin'

Except that, fortunately, I missed it.

Yesterday evening's steam pipe explosion in Midtown caused all sorts of chaos and weirdness here. It happened just before 6pm at Lex and 41st, exactly the time and almost the place I pass daily on my way to Grand Central to catch the subway home.

But I worked from home yesterday, so I was safely tucked up in my little apartment in SpHarlem and luckily avoided the raining poo of underground hot sludge.

Minor inconvenience this morning - no subway trains stopping at Grand Central, so I just hopped off at 51st and walked down to 44th/2nd to work. No prob. We're due for torrential downpours this afternoon, so the evening walk probably won't be as pleasant.

At any rate, Shorty is alive and well and still working in Midtown Manhattan, steam-pipes from Hell or not.

6 comments:

Chris said...

That's another piece of luck you can add to your list.

BTW, Mary, when are we all going to be told the BIG secret, as promised a few posts ago? I can't stand the suspense!!

Liz said...

Is it coincidence but a lot of strange things seem to have been happening in your neighbourhood since you moved there?! Didn't a building fall down and a subway get closed before?

Winston said...

Of your original complement of 9, how many lives do you have remaining?

Glad all is well with you. I've had my head buried in work for the past 3 or 4 days and didn't even know this had happened until long after it had been moved out of the headlines. Wish I could work from home...

MaryB said...

Chris - still can't reveal the secret yet. Soon, I hear. Soon.

Liz - so what are you sayin'? Hm? The rebirth of Typhoid Mary? Actually, I think NYC is just being NYC. It's a place where crazy stuff happens all the time. I'm just around to witness it firsthand now.

Winston - I think I'm at a -2 right now. I'm in the bubble, man. In the bubble.

Elsie said...

"...caused all sorts of chaos and weirdness here." I'm sure it did. I'd imagine anything like that in NYC would. As soon as I heard, I said a short prayer for you and everyone else in NY (but mainly for you). Glad you're still here.

Joy Des Jardins said...

I heard about this from a friend yesterday. I heard some people actually thought it was connected to some terrorist thing until they found out otherwise.

Stay alert Miss Mary...