Riding the Rails with Betty

I looked over a couple of times just to make sure, since I’d seen them only onstage and not up-close. But it was really them, and I walked up, offering cookies.

A few years before they hit the big time singing the theme to _The L Word_ and getting their own off-Broadway show, the ladies of "Betty":http://www.hellobetty.com/ were musicians playing clubs and touring. I’d been to a few shows and enjoyed their music a lot. One winter night during the holiday season, I was in a nearly empty train car with my family on our way to Brooklyn when I saw them.

I looked over a couple of times just to make sure, since I’d seen them only onstage and not up-close. But it was really them, and I walked up, offering cookies. They accepted, we chatted, and I showered them with compliments before asking them if they would like to donate something to my law school’s auction, which I was always shilling for. They said they would, but didn’t.

But I’d still share cookies with them if I saw them again on the train.

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