7:55 - realize it's really time to get boogying; have not yet put on makeup - whoops!
8:00 - leave for Marta with purse, book, coffee
8:06 - arrive; buy $4 ticket
8:12 - 8:10 train arrives
See that quite a few people in my neighborhood either walk to this station or park (free).
It's almost standing room only.
The train doesn't seem to have AC. I'm wearing a skirt and short sleeves but still have a little "glistening" action going on.
Observing more white collar professionals on this ride compared to when I go to the airport. Man to my left appears to be studying and making notes on a building plan splayed across his lap. Woman to my right looks like she's reviewing a meeting agenda.
Lots of people get off at the GA State station. I make a note to self that we ought to market our proximity to Marta when we list our in-law suite/apt on Craigslist.
8:21 - we arrive at Five Points; time to change trains
8:21 and 30 seconds - Score! My connecting train is just about to pull away but it's doors are still open.
8:22 - train is so full I can barely find a place to stand. Wish I had put my makeup on at home or on the last train.
8:27 - enough people get off at the Civic Center (?) that I'm able to sit down.
8:29 - 8:31 - I get strange looks as I put on concealer, blush and bronzer. Sure natural light is best for applying makeup - but being underground on a transit train while applying can't have THAT different of results. I decide to wait until i get to the office to do eyeshadow and eyeliner.
8:37 - we arrive at the Buckhead station. My train car is now about half full.
8:40 - maybe I do have time to put on eye shadow and eyeliner afterall.
Two girls are talking across the train about their latest love conquests. The girl in the red shirt doesn't believe the boy she met the other night actually owns his own place. She thinks it's his mama's place. This is mildly amusing.
8:43 - whoops. Almost miss my stop: exit the train
Walk across the parking lot, thinking this wasn't so bad afterall. Grateful I didn't have to take a bus to or from the stations
8:49 - walk into my building, realizing my Marta commute time today is equal to my car commute yesterday.
8: 50 - gaze at my reflection in the in the mirrored elevator doors; hair is frizzier than usual but the trip was worth it.
Next up: the ride home...
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