Driving back yesterday, I noticed that the traffic picked up the closer I got to the city, despite the fact that the speed limit was unchanged. I was still a bit jumpy from my ticket, but soon I was just flowing with the traffic, 15 miles over the posted limit. Looking at my cellphone, I noticed that not only did I have more than one bar of reception (a first for this last month) I was maxed out. Getting off the highway on the way towards home, I passed several Chinese resturants where actual Chinese people make the food. And *gasp* a Japanese Resturant with the same story. And (dare I say it?) Lebanese, Thai, Ethiopian, Italian and Greek resturants, Farsi shops, Russian shops, and stores that stay open past 6pm. The Starbucks where I have yet to hear unaccented English, and usually hear none at all. Best of all, a good friend of mine called and came over to hang out a bit when I got back.
Metropolis, I missed you.