Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Diversions, Detours..Breakdown and more detours

I went to New York this past weekend. I met up with some real old friends, have known them since '97..yup 10 years. Some of them live in the city and one of them had come up from Atlanta for work and decided to stay back for the weekend.

I volunteered to drive down -it's a 4 hour, 250 Mile trip- not bad with some caffeine and good music. The weekend was good, it was fun catching up and getting some great pizza and dessert in the village. The irony was I had to give directions to the new yorkers on how to get to the village- they are from midtown you see! Oh! our neighbourhood is what we usually hang around in..rite it's a 20 min train side to the village for god's sake!

Sunday was spent in Jersey, just chilling and an attempt was made by us (Friend from Atlanta and me) at getting dosais. As I was nearing Edison, NJ, I remembered that it was the weekend when the expats from India have the India Day Parade to celebrate Independence Day. To avoid the ensuing mayhem and traffic, we decided to head back ...but alas too late, they had already started blocking off roads and putting up diversions. A simple 20 minute trip ended up being a hour long detour. Finally we got some Mexican food and I dropped him off at the airport on my way back to Boston.

My car decides it's not enough fun driving around in circles in Jersey and decides to break down in Connecticut. I had just pulled off the Merritt Parkway to get some coffee, I get back in my car to find that it wouldn't start. I have had my car for about two years and not once has it given me an issue, not even on the coldest days of winter. Some poking around led to the realization I have a dead battery. Some foresight on my part had made me sign up for AAA and they rescued me.

But that wasn't the end of it, either had more detours to contend with on my way back to my home.

The 4 hour drive turned into an 6 hour expedition! Oh yeah no music or A/C on the way back either!

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I am an Informatics Specialist, involved in analysis and visualization of biological and clinical data. Photography is what I do in my spare time. I live in Cambridge, MA.

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