Well, at least not in our neighborhood. I did see the pictures of downed trees and floods in the surrounding areas, but we were fortunately unharmed. Even managed to have an ironic Irene photo shoot on our venture for caffeine this morning (because I am miserable ball of headache without it.) The poor folks at Dunkin Donuts, CVS and Whole Foods had to make it to work without the assistance of public transportation.
But I digress.
You know what else is NBD? Students. Yes, they are back, with a vengance, and you can pick the newbs out from a mile away:
- Carrying a single key and ID holder with BU/Northeastern/Harvard colors on a fresh new school lanyard
- Carrying an 8/5 x 11 brand new orientation folder
- Trying to pay for the bus with a $20 bill and expecting change
- U-hauls lining the streets (not just students, but we must all adhere to their schedules when renting new apartments)
- Girls traveling in packs of 8+ on their way to a party. Here's a hint ladies, you won't get in with your entire floor in tow.
- The panic mass exodus 5 seconds before the T doors close when the aforementioned group realizes almost too late they need to exit the T
- Sept 1: People driving furniture in pickup trucks. Not moving, mind you. Finding items thrown out and re-using them. Not a bad idea, until they "accidentally" (on purpose?) steal a chair outside your new building
- Young 20somethings doing their entire food grocery shopping trip at CVS, right in front of you and your shampoo and conditioner. Really dude? You eat that much ramen and still maintain the 6 pack showing through your Ed Hardy tee?
- At least one U-haul becoming stuck under a too-low underpass on Storrow Drive
Glad everyone managed to stay safe. Don't forget to re-batten your hatches on Sept. 1!