Not being a religious man myself I love that title. But I am making reference to 1980 film about a tribe in Africa who gets a gift from the “Gods” of a Coca Cola bottle that nearly took their society to madness because there was only one and everybody wanted it. So one of the guys takes the bottle and wants to give it back to the Gods because they didn’t want this tool that was destroying society. But I digress.
So lets get down to what I like to talk on my blog about the best and that is myself. Or technology but seems like everyone is against that. =p But moving along here has been my week so far. Monday I had the wonderful issue of a power outage. I opened my eyes slightly and thought “It’s Light Out. HOLY FUCK” look at my alarm clock and it’s blinking and has some odd hour. I flip open my laptop and see 7am. So I get dressed race out the door don’t have time for the bus and need to suck it up and pay the fee and drive across. I miss the 7:05am ferry and then the 7:50am ferry so I get on the 8:45am ferry. I missed the 7:50am ferry by 1 car. So I get into work around 9:30am so that day was odd because I skipped lunch and then worked an extra 2hrs so I got an hour of overtime but being late really grinds my gears. When I was not at fault totally for this issue. I thought then Just a typical Monday no big deal.
Tuesday rolls around and I have to drive to work this time so I drive the 82.6miles around the sound to work. Traffic is just beyond crazy. I have no idea why people need to stop and stare to look at an accident or why they can’t allow a little extra space to let another car through. Get off your cell phone quit being a jackass and better the world by letting people merge. If you are going to drive the speed limit or slower get in the slow lane so those of us that like to take the risk of speeding may do so. I have been told from a woman that she would only drive in the farthest lane because she was afraid of people merging so I have to deal with someone who is afraid to drive and go slow because them!? So yesterday was just a nightmare of traffic and I was late to work by 40 mins. Again I skipped lunch and moved along to make up for lost time.
Wednesday this morning I thought alright hump day. Been two bad travel days to work in a row what could happen today? I wake up on time. Take my shower. Have time to shave. Pack up the backpack with the essentials. New Books from BN, iPod, Nintendo DS Lite, Notepad, Pen, Hair Gel, Deodorant, Comb, Corona Hat, New Crutchfield Catalog, I also brought along a restock of breakfast in the file cabinet supplies today. Get to the bus stop at my normal time. There are 11 people in front of me odd since normally there are 2-3 people at max I have seen 6 people in line but 11 holy freaking moses! So standing there among people I have never seen before we get on the bus which is normally no problem finding a seat. But it was totally full. I had to sit next to a guy who had a PSP watching Star Trek the old school one. The first one of the TV series. The people that normally sit in the front had to sit behind me and got to here a conversation about the crap people get to bitch about. You get to read it now. But anyway the bus was late to begin with and they we had a new driver and the lights were on inside the bus. I sleep on the bus not possible with the lights on.
So the bus craziness gets a kick into stress. We get stuck waiting in line for a pilot car. Now if you are not sure what a pilot car is. It’s a car that you follow through a construction site. Because it’s so hard to stay on one side of the cones. But I catch a bus at 4:53am to get on the 5:20am ferry. We are stuck at the construction line until 5:08am with all the other stops and slowdowns of the morning bus ride we didn’t get to the terminal until 5:19am. So being at my seat on the bus I have to wait for all these other people who are to old to give a shit or to lazy to RUN to get off the bus. So I get off and book it down to the ferry which is a good 2 block run or so. I get down to the doors and have to deal an old lady getting pissed that I jumped over her suitcase to make it in the door before it closed so I was the 2nd to last person on the boat before it left while the rest of my bus had to wait for the 6:20am ferry to make an appearance.
Feeling rather lucky that something kinda went right I find a bench on the ferry and pass out listening to Penn Jillette Podcast which is a time shifted commercial free edition of his 1hr show on FreeFM and got to learn about the Boston accent from his new cohost. So I get off the boat and start my walk to work. On average to walk the 2.26 miles it takes me about 25-32 mins on average. But not today…
I get to the last pier which I believe is pier 70 and there is a train crossing and it’s not the little commuter train but a long cargo train. So it pulls across the entire waterfront as it seems and then it stops. So I am stuck there leaning on a light post for this to happen. From this point it’s another 5-8 mins left of my morning hike to work. But with this train it raised my time to a 58 min walk to the ferry. No rain today though. But this was the first time I was not late though I get into the office and I only have 2 mins to prepare for the day.
We shall see what Thursday has in store or what the rest of today will have. Going to L.A. on the 28th! Lets hope that goes smoothly.