Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Blizzard Wonders and Woes

So, have you ever heard the wind in that Louis Armstrong song "Zat you Santa Claus" ? Because that is what it sounds like outside my window right now.

Today, I left for work at quarter to 6 am and there was maybe a half of an inch to an inch of snow on the ground. Now, 18 hours later, there is close to what must be three feet. There are buried lumps of cars in our back driveway. My roommates and I were all released from work this morning so we could get home without incident (besides the awful traffic). And now we also have tomorrow off and maybe a delayed Friday. It is an early Christmas treat!

Unfortunately, though, the weather has closed the airport which ended up meaning that both of my roommates' Thursday evening flights were cancelled. So they were scrambling tonight to set up different plans - which turned up to being flying home on Christmas and on the 28th. It is truly disappointing and really puts a damper on what at first seemed to be a fun way to get out of work.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Spoiled for a day

Today I enjoyed the bliss of automobile transportation. I wore heels to work (without an extra pair of "walking" shoes). I ran an errand to the post office during lunch without spending all of it waiting for the bus. I left work when I wanted to without having to run. I listened to music loudly in the car while obnoxiously singing along. I played "stop...and go!" in the rush hour traffic.

It was simply delightful and I've been far too spoiled in just one day - I don't know if I'll ever be able to adjust back.

A thanks out to my roommate, Erin, who provided the means for such a treat.

And now, to bed. The bus comes awfully early tomorrow morning (and on one too many occasions, I've been seen all out sprinting to the bus stop a couple of blocks away).

Monday, December 04, 2006

Nothing really to post about except...

I met King James last Friday night. He decided to stop and talk to me while I was waiting for the bus and reading a book quite intently, in fact. He was a little upset about being kicked out and just needed a listening ear. He also wanted me to put in a good word for him when I met God even though I think he was a little disappointed that the book I was reading wasn't the Good Word. And then, before he walked on for the evening, he informed me that, in fact, he was an outlaw.

See? You learn new things all the time while taking public transportation - I didn't know King James was an outlaw - did you?