May 15, 2006

Took the weekend off

Of course I missed you all terribly, but sometimes a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do, right?

And especially after a day like Friday....

Friday morning, I got up (late as usual) and realized that I needed to get gas.  So I dressed quickly and ran out to the car.  I get in the car, get it started and realize my sunglasses are upstairs in my bedroom.  As anyone who has ever lived in a town house will realize, that means two flights.  So I said fuck it and dug in the console for an old pair of hubby's.  Which were servicable despite huge scratches.  Then I go to back out of the garage, and as I hang the garage door clicker on the sunshade, somehow I hit the button as I am backing out.

Crash.  Car, meet door.  Door, meet car.

Thank God it stopped and rolled up on its tracks.  No Damage.

So I make it to Costco without incident for gas.  The whole way, praying that I have enough to make it....and wait in the line.

When I get there, the line fills the entire gas area (which is about 1/3 of the parking lot)... MUCH more traffic than usual, especially for the time of day.  Turns out only half the pumps are working for some unknown reason....  Sheesh.

Finally, I get out of there, get on the freeway and make it to work.  Our department took one of my colleagues out to lunch for his birthday (and to celebrate his new US Citizenship!), and while we were waiting for him to meet us, the birthday boy got a Jaywalking ticket crossing between his building and ours.  Sheesh.

**In CA, jaywalking is defined as crossing the street between two signal controlled intersections not in a crosswalk** (for those USC students on the corner of Hoover and Jeff.)

So the lunch that was supposed to start at 12 didn't start unti 1:30.

And traffic home was a nightmare.  When I got on the freeway, I saw the Goodyear Blimp rising from its hangar south of me in Carson, CA.  When I transitioned to the 110 freeway, the Blimp flew directly OVER me.  As I was passing through Downtown, the blimp was in front of me.  That sucks.  Photographic evidence when I get it uploaded later!

So I spent the last 2 days curled up with a good book (The Count of Monte Cristo, my favorite)

Posted by caltechgirl at May 15, 2006 12:05 PM | TrackBack

Hope you enjoyed your book-weekend; I love those. They were much easier before I had children though! I'm trying to get through one for my Irish Lit class and it's the hardest thing trying to find the time to sit long enough to "get into it"...oy.
Hope your Monday was freeways where I live, it's pretty laid back and traffic-free...I love it!

Posted by: Lisa W at May 15, 2006 12:13 PM

At least the blimp didn't crash land into your car, that really would have made for a sucky day! ;)

Posted by: oddybobo at May 15, 2006 01:20 PM

Yeah, what Oddy said! Glad you got to have a restful weekend!! :)

Posted by: Richmond at May 15, 2006 03:34 PM