Oddities of the day

June 23rd, 2006 | Uncategorized

Today I traveled on the Acela from Philadelphia to Boston. As I was hanging out in the vast central waiting room of 30th St. Station before the train left, I saw this tiny mouse running across the marble floor.

30th st

Then when I got to my hotel room in Boston, I realized it was the same hotel from which a woman flashed the Dyke March last year. For real. We were marching along up Boylston, and in the window of a hotel across from the Public Garden two women in bathrobes were watching us go by. They were smiling and waving, and then one of them totally yanked open her bathrobe. For just a second, before collapsing out of view. It was pretty funny. Anyhow, here I am re-enacting the scene. But don’t worry, I’m fully clothed under there.


Now I’m getting ready to go do an event for the Center for New Words. It’ll be at Simmons College, the Linda K. Paretsky Conference Center, 300 The Fenway. Just in case anyone in Boston is reading this between now (5:06pm) and 7, when it starts. Or come to Toast Lounge at 708 Union Square in Somerville, where I’ll be later, after 9 tonight.

7 Responses to “Oddities of the day”

  1. Cathy J. says:

    Swank hotel, if I’m not mistaken.

    Just getting ready to wake up the gf and drag her out in the storm for you.

  2. aardvark says:

    hey, it must be national wild mouse day cos my gf saw a mouse in the cow shed where she was working. (wales UK)
    it was trying to get away and got trapped. just as my gf went to rescue it, it turned and ran out the other way.

  3. Dana from CA says:

    You never cease to crack me up in really unexpected ways. 🙂

  4. Deb says:

    LMAO as well! I come home from working a 11 hour shift, I check out the site and here I find a mouse and one of my favorite authors pretending to flash Boston! I love it!

  5. Kat says:

    HA! I just finished reading this post, then clicked over to my local newspaper’s website, and the top headline was “Why Keep 1,000 Rodents?”


  6. Linda says:

    I had a dream about a mouse last night! It was dark and I felt it in my hand. I squeezed it and realized it was a mouse. I’d forgotten about the dream until I saw this! Very weird.

  7. mlk says:

    love the mouse picture! looks like the dormouse from Alice In Wonderland transported to a vast marble wasteland. even looks like he’s asleep!!