Creative descriptions of eau de Muni

MUNI F Line 1057
Photo by juicyrai

Muni is many things to many people. In addition to being a place where couples meet, where stories are shared with strangers, and where we get to see exotic animals without having to bother with the zoo, Muni is, as we’re all too well aware, a moving cauldron of odors. Sometimes good, usually bad. Of course, Muni also happens to be filled with plenty of wonderfully creative people. And they have Twitter accounts.

Here are some of the better Muni smell descriptions we’ve seen in the last month or so:

@holyempressqb: “shoutout 2 whoever that is that smells like febreeze on muni right now” on June 15.

@kkblabs: “This woman on the1 rly needs 2close her pits!! Smells like my hot yoga studio but filled w hippies+Mexi food+used diapers! :-x” on June 16.

@nikilips: “The 22 smells like chocolate raspberry deliciousness. Mmm mmm muni.” on June 16.

@NillaBeans: “Pro: 38 Limited arrived quickly. Con: It smells like a woodburning stove. The mysteries of Muni will never cease to amaze me.” on June 24.

@coreyr: “my son upon stepping onto a muni metro train thick with the smell of marijuana: dad, it smells like stinky blueberries.” on June 27.

@cwbayarea: “Public transportation is not going my way today. This muni smells like rotten hot dogs…” on June 24.

So, now that we’ve brought it up, (I’m totally gonna regret asking, but …) what does Muni smell like to you right now?

Weekend Photos: Munimals

Photo by blarfiejandro

I swear I’m not going all Anne Geddes on you (for the record I think that woman’s disturbed), but I can’t help it — I’m a sucker for dogs and cats. These cuties are certainly a reprieve after this week’s Muni news:

– Drivers overwhelm March Against Muni (SFWeekly)
– For a minute there it was close, but MTA Board takes more service cuts and fees for transfers off the table (StreetsBlog SF)
– SF Chronicle has an editorial about SPUR’s alternative budget proposal: “SPUR has made a good-faith effort to advance the discussion. There is plenty to hate in its package, but it is certainly preferable to an unthinking across-the-board service.”
– The Chronicle also reports that “public anger over Muni grows.” Uh, duh.
– Accidents: the 5-Fulton hits bicyclist and keeps going. M-Ocean View hits pedestrian Thursday (SFAppeal)
– State Legislature could restore millions in funding to MTA (StreetsBlog SF)

Tomorrow is the Muni Summit (reports the Examiner) at 8:15 a.m. at the Women’s Building in the Mission.

Enjoy your weekend!

Photo by Flickr user engnr_chik

Well heeled rover on the J line
Photo by Flickr user pamalamadag

A beagle on Muni?
Photo by Flickr user azza-bazoo

365 Animals #42
Photo by Flickr user pup ajax

Your day in BART tweets

No lights on the Bay Bridge
Photo by Flickr user engnr_chik

All hell is breaking loose on the Bay Bridge, of course. Well, maybe not all hell. And not even all of the bridge. But shit is broken, and transbay commuters faced a choice this morning: Play hooky, or “brave it” on BART. Here are some of the more amusing tweets we found on this topic:

trebledmind Bay Bridge closure – planning for it = Crowded BART + stink

SFcalafia Lots of clueless BART riders today.

connortmcdonald Ooohh look at the adorable newbie BART riders b/c the Bay Bridge is closed/falling down. So cute when they forget to hold on.

morgandodge Overheard on BART: “Is there a nurse on this car?” Turns out there was and someone had passed out. I cannot drink this coffee fast enough.

itsjustgoldie BART was tight this morning. It was warm tho, better than the cold. But it felt like hot-mouth warmth, not heater warmth. *blorf*

Buttagood4you just because I didn’t give up my seat at bart does not mean I don’t have manners!

MrsGrams RT @someglory: Heard on BART: “I hear one of the major bridges is closed.”

HeyBarmold It’s like the Bay Bridge closed itself on purpose just to spite me. What’s got two thumbs and is stoked about the rookies on BART? This guy.

Here are some transit alternatives to BART, the alternative to trying to drive across a shut-down bridge.

Meanwhile, BART is offering a chance to win $100 by taking a bridge-closure survey. And Zog’s in San Francisco is offering free hot dogs to anyone with a BART ticket today.

As always, feel free to send your gripes and other observations to us here. Or email us here.

Weekend Photos

Embrace public transportation.
Photo by Tangobaby

This short week, as usual, is a mix bag of the good (puppies on the bus!), the gross (taking a leak on the T), and the I-Don’t-Know-What (hope you paid your fare this week).

I spent a good while looking at Tangobaby’s photo above, trying to figure out how she took this beautiful picture. Enjoy the pics and have a good weekend, everybody.

Photo by Flickr user Brittney

Let sleeping dogs lie
Photo by Flickr user Mr. Read

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