3.15.2007

That Was Fun

I, like every other red-blooded American, didn't want to come into work today. I wanted to emulate my roommate by skipping out of work and spending all day drinking $8 pitchers of beer with $0.25 hot wings. It's 12 straight hours of sports and sports related gambling. It's the tits.

(Speaking of which, if anyone wants to compete against my solid picks, please join the DCist bracket pool. You have two hours before the games start. Hurry.)

So, yeah, boo for work, hurray for basketball. But I don't play hooky. I am dependable. Well, I try to be. Sometimes circumstances beyond my control make it so that I'm an hour late to work. The delays were so bad that I just gave up and walked a few blocks to Western Avenue to catch a bus. It had been over a year since I commuted to work via bus and I forgot how slow it was. But at least I got a seat. And a window. And it gave me time to catch up with my main squeeze, Laura Sessions Stepp. I got to read about a Muslim Marxist feminist battling depression who has meaningless sex under her Che Guevara poster. Seriously. If I were that insipid I would be depressed too.

Am I angry at the Metro? Well, always. As soon as I saw the almost inconceivable horde of commuters waiting for a train that wouldn't arrive for another nine minutes, my blood began to boil. But I wouldn't let it get the best of me. Not today. Today is for basketball.

12 comments:

  1. Rusty - Didnt you get the Red Line Delays today. It was ridiculous. Normally it takes me a total of 45 minutes to get from home to work. Today it took an hour to get to Union station from Wheaton. I had a bad case of clausterphobia at Union station - ran of the train and caught the circulator. Uggh. What is going on? Does the red line god hate me?

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  2. What? No shitstorm about the Rockville station closing and delays yesterday? Did you play hooky from work or something?

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  3. Where's my angry Rusty?

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  4. I ride to shady grove from china town every day. On average 45 mins. is correct. However, because of the mysterious luggage and the DuPont fiasco last night, arrive home at 8:30. Today, I'm cursed again by the red line...and arrive 1 hour late for work. I'm not mad, I'm just exhausted. Too bad your salary connect with commute time. Overtime, perhaps. hah!

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  5. see i'm so exhausted I can't even form a correct sentance heh...spell/grammar check, maybe?

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  6. Rusty,

    When you play basketball, do you prefer shirts or skins?

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  7. Angry Bike Guy GRRRMarch 15, 2007

    Stop whining about Metro and get your fat ass on a bicycle.

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  8. ...but don't ride your bike on the sidewalk I hate that shit. Ride on the street you assholes. I mean where else am I supposed to walk? and I am not getting out of your way.

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  9. It's all Mohammed's fault.

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  10. Sigh - having recently moved to the Bay Area from DC, I would give anything to be stranded on the redline for an hour. Can you tell I'm having trouble letting go?

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  11. You're having trouble letting go of DC...
    while being in the BAY AREA?
    What's wrong with you?

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  12. In that case you got to much fun? whats wrong with you man?

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