Getting to Skylight was pretty painless. I caught the Rapid 754 from Vermont/Adams to Vermont/Maubert. It took approximately 40 minutes, including the bit of walking it took to get from bus stop to destination. Highlights:
- Waiting for the bus on a bench with two older, wizened black men, talking about the difficulties of being Asian in the US. One of them asked me if I wished that I hadn't been born here, because it makes things harder. He told me that he wished that we could all just have peace.
- There were four very well-groomed, flamboyant teenage boys riding the bus with me after the exodus of commuters got off around 6th Street. One of them put on lip gloss using the mirror on the still-moving bus, and had a vague "Santa Fe"/Rent moment. Ah, how glorious to be young and confident and know that you are foine.
Living in Southern California makes you a bit jaded about meeting celebrities, but I must admit that I was very much "author-struck." REvoyr mentioned Downtown during the reading and while she signed my book, I was glad to be able to tell her about my bike rides down Broadway, imagining the glory days of the old theaters. I'm very excited about The Age of Dreaming and all of the Downtown/Hollywood history that it invokes.
1818 N. Vermont Ave.
Rapid 754 from Vermont/Adams to Vermont/Maubert
Bus fare: $1.25
The Age of Dreaming: $16.50