Thursday, October 04, 2007

Been a Long (been a long, been a long) Day.

Name the show the lyric in today's title is from and win absolutely nothing but my undying love and affection. And that should be good enough, you greedy pigs.

Yesterday certainly was a long day. I awoke at the usual time to find out from the smiling bubble-headed bimbos and bimboys on WCBS-TV (NY) that somebody had done something and there was a giant pile-up that had started at 3:30 a.m. on the Turnpike (northbound -- of course) and it was going to be several hours before they could get the mess straightened out so we should all shake a leg getting out the door.

Unfortunately, about eleventy-bajillion other commuters heard the same thing at the same time so that water pressure in Mercer County dramatically dove as everyone hit the terlets and showers at the same time.

My usual one hour commute took exactly 2 hours and 45 minutes. That's to travel a whopping 52 miles.

Lance Armstrong could've bicycled to New York faster.

This is hardly a rarity. This hardly comes as "big news" to the jerks who run the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. These are the same jerks who, when I suggested they install "anti-rubbernecking barriers" the length of the Turnpike, informed me that "they were looking into it. California has had them for years, but I guess nobody had figured out yet how to make a lot of easy money by skimming the project of millions.

To round the day off I didn't get home until 7:30 (lawyers get inspired at 4:45 p.m. daily. Never before).

It was, indeed, a very long day.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

But since I already have your undying love and affection...

--Famous Author Rob Byrnes

Bev Sykes said...

Damn. Rob beat me to it.

Alan said...

supposing that this is not the time to mention that my job is less than 2 miles from my door and takes at most 10 minutes at any time of day/any traffic conditions....there are advantages to being a poverty wage drone ;)

Bev Sykes said...

Alan - try working in your house! The biggest traffic jam is the dogs wanting breakfast.

JoyZeeBoy said...

What am I doing wrong? I think all your lives are magical and that mine sucks.

Sigh.

Alan said...

well, bev, I mentioned in another of ron's comments that i am trying to start a second career to blend with the library and i generally pursue that one typing in the altogether on my living room couch...

Alan said...

it's not what you are doing wrong, sweetie, it's the calculus of your sum total choices. and you can change any one of those choices and drastically alter the final result.

I can think of several home based careers you would be well suited for, though whether or not working at home would be a good choice for you or not is less clear. some people thrive in their jammies and others find they don't function nearly as effectively without the give and take of the proverbial watercooler