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A FAILED INTERVENTIONIST
NOVEMBER 1, 2005 1:16 PM

My last visit New York City [in August] was a disaster. On the train ride from Grand Rapids to Chicago I somehow lost my debit card. So when I arrived at Union Station I had no cash, no way of getting cash = no way of taking the "L" where I need to go.

So I walked from Union Station all the way to Wicker Park = way far! Then sat outside a church using someone's wireless [see: 007].

That evening I then got on the train with my cousin, who lent me some money for the trip. I then transferred money into her checking account. Everything is all good, right?!

Skip a few days. My last day in New York, heading from Bushwick [Brooklyn] to Penn Station I decided to stop at the MoMA. Upon arrival I checked my pockets to buy a ticket in; pocket = empty. My cousin is nowhere to get a hold of, I have no cash/debit card. Just a train ticket home on 26 hour train ride.

I sat outside the museum for a while, on my laptop trying to get a hold of someone via email or IM. no luck. So I decided to wait near the garbage can outside, waiting for someone to throw there ticket stub in the trash, so I could then use it to gain entry. First person to walk out the door -- TOSS! = AWESOME!

I spent the afternoon watching videos in the New Acquisition section. I was inspired.


I went outside, sat on the ground, opened my laptop - hopped on some free wireless. GoogleInfo station is now in effect.

I made a little sign.

No one talked to me, except for some guy interviewing people about realtionships gone bad and weight gain for an XL radio show.


GoogleInfo station is a good idea. A couple years ago my dorm had a 'talent contest' and I just had people try to stump me. With Google, they could not.

kevin | November 1, 2005 3:13 PM

you loose everything

emma | November 2, 2005 12:53 PM

i lost this little girl named emma heemskerk! has anyone seen her!??!

ben | November 2, 2005 12:58 PM

very funny

emma | November 11, 2005 7:00 PM

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