New working Charlie Card. Mine came down with the dreaded NOT ENOUGH VALUE Farty Disease. I don't understand what's wrong, as people have been reporting dead cards at all around the same time, but we all didn't seem to get our cards at the same time. This may indicate that some of the cards have a specific lifespan, but I got mine a week before January 1, plumtreeblossom got hers a few days ago, and I don't know when Charlie on the MTA got his card, but we're just three of many who are experiencing the same problem. That's all I'm going to say about that because my blood pressure is high enough as it is.
Also, if it hadn't been confirmed already, the 2-for-1 Sunday rides are no more (scroll down to read the "Operations Training Bulletin 06-03"; Charlie has helpfully bolded the important parts for you.) I can understand the reasons behind eliminating free outbound aboveground service on the Green Line, as that might help with the revenue, but the two-fers on Sunday couldn't have been making that much of an impact on their bottom line. Well, either that or they just couldn't teach the card readers what day is Sunday, and considering their current technological woes, I bet it's all a matter of implementation over being a big bunch of meanies.
Foaming Pipe Snake. I realize I have many choices when it comes to drain unclogging solutions, but I always opt to go with the most obscene name possible. Take that, Liquid Plum'r!
Ice cream sandwiches. I haven't had an ice cream sandwich in ages. Clearly this needs to be fixed.