January 16, 2009

Morning Commute

I realize that maybe I use the word "adventure" a little too lightly. So I'm gonna pare that down.

A few thoughts on this morning's commute:

1) Ten minute delays at Gallery Place/Chinatown stop, with absolutely no explanation on the board. Perplexing. And people need to fill in the middle of the cars so I (and of course others) don't have to wait until the next train when there's clearly space on this one.

2) New metro train driver kept us well informed of our destination, but his pronunciation started grating on me. He kept saying Shady Grove as in rhymes-with-"chatty", but it's Shady as in rhymes-with-"lady". Initially not a big deal, but by the 8th or 9th time, I wanted to correct him in more than a 12-inch whisper, if you catch my drift.

3) Temperature outside was 12 degrees (that's not counting wind chill, which was substantial). First time since last February that I've suffered from the dreaded frozen nosehair feeling. Also, my elf-thin ears start stinging after a couple minutes. Just checked weather.com, and DC is -6 (yes that's negative) degrees with the wind chill. Not my favorite.

1 comment:

  1. I often come across things that make me miss DC...this was not one of them.