I have been up since about four. I can Feel the tiredness seep back into my brain, as I watch the street and rail scene in Ashland on Virtual Railfan LLC on YouTube.
I waited and watched til #98, the Northbound Silver Meteor sped by on its way to New York from Miami. It is a lumbering beast of a train with sleeper cars and a dining car. It usually runs late, anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours.
A little pain woke me up, but not too painful. I wake up and immediately feel vulnerable, so I put my jeans on. I make coffee, sit and watch the trains, or an infomercial about the air brush makeup applicator. I like to watch the women smile as this little paint sprayer magically transforms their faces. Faintly absurd.
I haven’t seen the master of the infomercial, Ron Popeil, in a long time. I wonder what happened to him. Imagine someone, unbelievably rich, who sits at home all day and orders every item sold through the infomercial genre. Absurd? Yes.
I hear another train horn.As yet, I don’t know if it’s a CSX freight or an Amtrak passenger train. It has yet to pass through town. Here it comes. It is #53 Amtrak’s Northbound Autotrain, running nonstop between Sanford, Florida and Lorton, VA. Quite the sight it is.
OK. Back to bed.
Fellow insomniac and the answer is remember his young daughter who would come out to introduce her dad? He passed away and now she does the same thing.
Oh Ron Popeil. I’m slacking in my viewing. There is so much content.
Funny the world we insomniacs enjoy.