Minnesota thoughts

It wasn’t too bad when the wind stopped–only about -3 to -6 Celsius. When we arrived in Minneapolis, it was actually slightly above freezing. I managed to screw up my back somehow en route. I’m not sure how. I think it was a combination of nasty airplane seats, improvised pillows, five hours of journey, and cold gray weather. We managed to rent a Prius. The logic was that although it isn’t 4 wheel drive, on icy roads it’s better to know exactly how the car will handle and how effective the brakes are.

Time is an illusion, subway time doubly so

I do hope that everyone else has noticed LRT’s big lie. I’m talking about the big lie in flashing lights on every station platform… ”EUSTON 2 mins”, “HAMMERSMITH 4 mins”, and so on. From asking people, I’ve come to the conclusion that most people believe that the electronic displays at LRT stations actually indicate the time at which the train is to arrive. This is not the case. The indicators are remotely controlled by a system of switches.