Monday, February 20, 2006

freezing º fahrenheit

I'll preface this by addressing Julie and saying that I know you've dealt with worse weather than we have down here (especially this "winter"), as per your recent post, but still. This sucks. It's not so much even the temperature that bothers me. It's even kind of nice to feel justified in breaking out my Inuit-suited down coat with the (faux) fur trimmed hood. It's the freaking traffic that I hate! It took me 1 hour and 27 minutes to go 20 miles this morning. There is almost nothing more pointless in the world to me than sitting in traffic. Sure I could think of all the positive things I could do with my alone time, like self-speculate, pray, listen to the latest jams on the Frequency Modulation or Amplitude Modulation transmitter (thank you Music Business and Advertising Media classes), or even just practicing being still.

This morning, there was not too much glass half full thinking going on, but talking to Kivon en route definitely helped to calm me down, so thanks, aforementioned Kivon. :) Anyone have any suggestions for remaining calm in traffic situations? I'll take suggestions from those who drive and those who don't. Thanks in advance for keeping the roads safe from my impending wrath.

This is what it looked like to me all morning, minus the space to drive between the cars and the nice, non-gray looking weather:

5 comments:

jro said...

audiobooks. than you are driving and reading at the same time. it never feels wasted - even if you are late.

jro said...

then.

Daniel said...

Whenever I am in the car (as opposed to driving it), I like to listen to podcasts. I have hours and hours of them. They are free too. I also see you have been watching Lost. Me and my parents are addicted to Lost. It is such a great show.

atrain said...

yeah, audiobooks are a great idea. Jro should try them, and so should you.

Adam said...

you could save breakfast for the car.