I normally like to run in the early am before work, but every once in a while, i actually have to show up to work on time AND look presentable (i.e., no wet hair or bandanas when meeting with clients. LAME.)
I had one of those "meetings" today, so i had to be to work early and reschedule my morning run for the evening. Logistically, i could have squeezed it in, but whenever i need to be somewhere on time, Chicago traffic becomes as predictable as Lady Gaga. This morning, it managed to be a shit show, so i am glad i left early. It took over an hour and a half to get to work....I bet your asking why. I know i was.
Enter exhibit A:
|Smoke ahead, oh my!|
Was it a burning car? a gas line explosion?? Terrorism????
NO. It was a metal barrel. With some tree branches in it. during a controlled burn. An extra 30 minutes of traffic, for a BARREL. HIDE YO KIDS, HIDE YO WIFE, WE GOTS A BARREL ON FIRE HERE!
Yeah, so that was awesome. Now i get to look at this all day and dread squeezing in 5 miles after work -
|Of course my gym bag is a reusable trader joe bag. I'm CLASSY.|
It's not all bad though. the days may be getting shorter, but it is officially the perfect temperature for wearing cowboy boots in a socially acceptable for work and in no way trashy kind of way. YAY!
|Urban Cowboy for the win!|
EDITED TO ADD- The result of the aforementioned meeting is that for the rest of the week, my job is to go shopping in a bunch of home goods stores. This is both super awesome and extremely dangerous for my checking account. You are a cruel mistress, design....