I Hate My Commute

If I could find an in-town job making what I make today, or slightly less to compensate for the time and gas that it would save me, I would investigate it seriously today.

Last night fell into the category of “Boring”. I drove to the lavanderia, did my laundry, drove home, put my laundry away, and ate dinner.

Perhaps the highlight of the evening was discovering that Netflix had the ESPN 30 By 30 Documentary “Slaying The Badger” available for streaming. For those not in the know, this documentary is about Greg LeMond and his efforts to beat Bernard Hinault in the 1986 Tour de France. Perhaps the oddest thing about the documentary is to see how LeMond has aged, and the fact that due to an automobile accident he was wearing a torso brace for much of the documentary.

Because my commute to work this morning took me nearly ninety minutes to complete I am finishing this post quickly, as I see in a meeting.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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10 Responses to I Hate My Commute

  1. Steve says:

    I have yet to see that documentary, but it’s on the list.

    Upon arriving home and noticing all the scrapes on the driveway, I remembered the vet was going to take a look at Phinney. He got a shot in his hock and should be sound enough to ride for a while. When Debbie went up to feed the ponies as I was making dinner, she returned and reported Phinney was collicing. A quick call to the vet and she administered some pain med that didn’t seem to help. The vet showed up about 9 and commenced to put 10′ of hose and liquids in the front end and a gloved arm in the other end. Phinney was not happy, but as we had a twich around his lip, he took it as best as he could. Things finally “broke free” sometime before 3 and all went back to sleep. It would have been a terrible end to a lovely horse had Debbie not caught it. Thank goodness I wasn’t feeding last night.

    Off the rest of the week. Realtors tour coming through tomorrow and Farley’s surgery Thursday.


  2. There is probably no earth shattering information for people who were into cycling back then, but it’s a worthy watch regardless.

  3. Martha says:

    Steve, I missed the bit about Farley’s surgery, what’s going on? I hope it isn’t anything too serious.

    I watched that documentary awhile back…well Jerry was watching and I was catching bits and pieces but I do remember the back brace & how poorly he had aged.

    Work is SLOW, I think everyone is already in holiday mode…but I started my ‘second’ job today, teaching Rebounding at Village Fittness. I had a full class today, seems like everyone at fun and no one got hurt, I count that as a win in my book!

  4. Steve says:

    Farley has cancer in a toe and the vet is going to amputate it. She says it shouldn’t really be a big deal, but he can be an obstinate cuss sometimes. Last night, for instance, he slipped out the door past me as I was taking hot water to the barn. When I tried to drag him back inside, he was having none of it. Debbie was outside and he wanted to be near her, so it was up to her to bring him back in.

  5. Barb says:

    Servers down at work, so I’m playing with my cell.

  6. Martha says:

    I’m trying to picture Farley ‘slipping out’ the door, really? Dogs like Nibbles ‘slip out’… when we were keeping Dolores, it was like that, if she didn’t want to move, she didn’t move and there wasn’t much we could do about it.

    Sounds like Farley is in good hands.

  7. Steve says:

    I had my hands full carrying 2 buckets of hot water. I set one on the counter, opened the door, set the other bucket outside, and there was a jailbreak. The big one goes through and everyone else follows. The only reason Brownie didn’t go was he was in his cage!

  8. bob says:

    Commuting to work sucks! I recently had to commute to the airport and to Marietta for work. I have NO idea how people do that day after day. I love my 10 minute commute.

    Steve I hope your farm animals all recover well from their current stresses. I thought is was funny too that Farley “slipped out the door”.

    Only 3 more cross races left and I am 3 points behind Coach (I missed a race and he got a lot of points), I need to stay on top of my game. This weekend we will be at Serenbe, tough but fun course and the organizer always puts on a fun party.

  9. Barb says:

    Bob- are you still having to commute?
    I’m with you, I can’t imagine sitting in my car all day like some poeple do.

    Computers fonally came back about 1100, what a good time trying to get everything done today.

  10. bob says:

    Thankfully no, I had to drive to Marietta 3 days in a row for a team offsite meeting. Long days too, show up at 8:30 am and don’t get home until after 11.

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