It took me two hours to drive to school today. 10 miles. 2 hours. That is one of the downfalls of living in an area with only one major highway. This morning, a tractor trailer jackknifed, and the caught on fire, effectively shutting down the main thoroughfare for the area. The radio didn't say anything about any fatalities or injuries so I would assume the truckdriver got away in time.
While there are alternate routes (2), they really are not equipped to handle the traffic in a quick, or efficient manner. Have you ever seen the movie Office Space? In the opening scenes, he's driving to work--stop and go traffic--and an old man with a walker is going faster than he is in the car. That's how this morning was. I don't know how many cyclists passed. I'm sure they were having a good laugh at us. I would have been had I been the one moving and not the one stuck. Sigh...
Two hours after I started, I did finally get to school. I am so thankful this didn't happen on a class day in which assignments are due. I would like to think the teacher would have given us a break, but somehow I doubt it...and I'm glad we didn't have to test it. If I didn't have to reshoot one last assignment, I would have totally stayed home. But no...I had to get to the studio. I got my shot. Tonight, I'm going for extra credit. It could be the difference of 1/2 a letter grade. I would much rather stay home and get to bed early, but no...I'll go out and shoot.
It's supposed to go into the 20's tonight. Whoever is in charge of that stupid weather machine is starting to piss me off. I mean really!! They are calling it the Big Chill. I call it fucking cold. I had this weather back in Baltimore. After two months back in Florida, I was acclimatized to the warmth again...my blood had thinned. Then, I move out here, expecting warmth and sunshine. I got fog, cool weather, ashes falling from the sky, and now...20 degrees??? GRRRR.(ok...we do have some marvelous days too...but I can't bitch about those, now can I???) I can't wait to get back home.