has nothing on trying to drive over the brooklyn bridge. my trip to parts north took me a total (to and from) 6 hours. SIX HOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
it was drive 2 miles an hour just to get on the exit heading to the bridge last night. the cutters (supreme A-holes who cut the line) made the experience worse. yesterday’s trip to visit Mom was, by far, the worst driving trip i’ve had so far since being back in NYC, my sore butt and aching hamstring will attest to that. in fact, i think driving is what is injuring my leg. it’s my gas/brake pedal leg that consistantly hurts. i can’t drive more than 1.5 hours in the car without my right buttock and right hamstring not aching…
and it makes no difference what time it is…1pm is the same as 3am. there is always traffic and it’s almost always bad.
bought another african violet when Mom and I went food shopping. i re-potted it last night (or rather early this morning). it’s looking great! my shamrock plant is flowering. it hasn’t flowered in years. i’ve been in dark apartments for the past 5 years. this apartment will save my plants. lots of light. i love it. even my sad little aloe plant is growing, i noticed a new finger!
kitkats are somewhat getting along. or rather, the fur hasn’t really flown. that’s good. everyone is peeing and pooing. that’s good. everyone is eating and drinking. that’s good too.
just finished doing my 4 sets of 60 crunches and 3 sets of upper body weight training exercise that work biceps, triceps etc. all in all, i notice a slight difference. have to work on getting more cardio in. may go for a run tomorrow.
the rain has been amazing. last night, after getting in around 1am, there was thunder and lightning. very impressive. despite the crazy weather and worrying my laptop would get zapped, i just had to watch the season finale of Castle. wow. good. then, i caught up a little on Body of Proof. have no clue what’s going on in Grey’s Anatomy or Bones.
tv is hooked up to show the regular network channels but i really haven’t watched it. i turn it on and off just to check and see if it still works. i have no interest in watching it though.
all in all, things are going okay. there are a few free happenings (Celebrate Brooklyn) this summer that i’m looking forward to and they happen on my days off (except for the poetry reading with Robert Bly, very disappointing). i’ll be catching a free dance performance by Mark Morris Dance, a sing/dance along to West Side Story (that’s going to be fun!), and the Bon Iver concert in Aug. he’s got new work ready to be released. there will probably be more stuff (music, dance, etc) that’s free in Prospect Park, i didn’t get a chance to go through the entire summer schedule, but i’m sure i’ll be catching more performances. i’m glad they happen over the entire week and not just on the weekend since i work weekends. i just hope it doesn’t rain all summer. all of the free performances during summer…this alone is worth living here.
was thinking about getting tix for Death Cab for Cutie, but i really should try to save some $$. i do like them.
almost time to get ready for work tonight.
i hope the rain holds off until i can get to my car.
i left my umbrella at Mom’s house.