Off a Day

Jul. 7th, 2005 07:55 am
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I was thinking this morning about my schedule for the rest of the week, and realized I was off an entire day. I kept saying that today was Wednesday. That really fucks up a lot of my plans.

Verizon's 45 seconds to 45 day wait time for installations is really getting on my nerves. *Still* no phone line at the house, which means *still* no DSL, although we did get the Speakeasy modem in the mail this morning. Since we already have the one from MV (Which is nicer), I may end up dropping it onto eBay once we're sure the old modem can do the job.

Commute time this morning (in which I didn't get lost at all):

Erie St. to 93: 12 minutes (6:48->7:00
93 to Mass/NH border: 19 minutes (7:00 -> 7:19)
Mass/NH Border to wedu: 26 minutes (7:19->7:45)

A large chunk of that time was spent coming around 293: I think I got on 2:93 at 7:37, but it was a mess: crowded, and some guy almost drove into me trying to get ahead in a merge.

So much work to do. My parents are getting in today at noon thirty, and wanted me to stop by the farm tonight, but I'm thinking that I'm going to have to be late at work tonight, so that's not going to happen.

Amusement of the day: Some porn site apparently added a bunch of random email addresses to a mailman list. The first I got from it was a bounce message, before I even got the first message sent to the list. I've since gotten a half dozen bounce messages, some spam, and one "If you don't take me off your list, I will fuck your server up, you understand?"

People amuse me.

Rain

Jul. 6th, 2005 08:42 am
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Today I learned that although commuting sucks, commuting in a torrential downpour sucks much much more.

I left the house around 6:40 this morning: no big deal, a few minutes late, but I'd be fine. I'm driving down prospect and realize that I have Jess's wallet in the car with me: no good. So, I have to hightail it back to the house, and in the process, I run into what I will call The Rain.

This is not just any rain. This is The Rain, meaning that in the approximately 10 steps it took to get from the Jetta to the front door to toss Jess's wallet inside, I was drenched to the point that my hair was literally dripping. Got back in the car anyway and got on the road: leanred that no on in Mass is willing to drive fast in rain.

93 had a fair amount of standing water on the left shoulder, which occasionally creeped into the road: ever gone from 65 to 45 in just a second? Water will do that for you. Hydroplaned a couple times, but made my way north and the rain slowed down.

Unlocked the condo for the carpet cleaning people, moved the big stuff that's left in the house out of the way so that they would hopefully be a little bit less upset at the state of the house. Van is dropped off at Autofair for fluid checks and cleaning. Tomorrow night Jess's mom will meet me at Autofair to pick up the car and drop it off at the airport for my parents to pick up when they fly in on Thursday afternoon.

Now, back to the daily grind. 1.5 days of commuting down, 23.5 to go.

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