It started with a game called "Is my boyfriend on the train?" I would look around and find the cutest guy. Then imagine what it would be like to date him. Until one of us exited the train. The first one to leave is the dumper.
Then there was "The theme of the train." I would sit on the train and look around searching for a theme that would encompass the experience of that particular trip. Some are on myspace.
Then, I spent some time trying to read on the train. I read "Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas" and "Real Food: What to Eat and Why" by Nina Plank.
And now I have started to play a train game I like to call "Subway Stop Chicken." I get drowsy on the ride home and I try to nap as long as I can without sleeping through my subway stop. I open one eye at the stop before and go back to sleep trying to cut it as close as I can.