Thursday, August 10, 2006
Amazing how a day of walking and driving can be so exhausting!! More details later, but suffice it to say, I found another location for my trees, possibly previously undocumented (as far as I can tell!). After the frustrations of the rest of the day, my mind keeps returning to that happy first stop and how very pretty the little blue flowers were that led me to the site. Also, grasshoppers fleeing my footsteps like little winged fireworks. It was a very pretty place. If I'd just sat there all day, I would have been much less exhausted later, and my success would have been the same. Ah well.
Now, someone tell me what moron thought it was a good idea to make I-94 south from Wisconsin to Illinois merge down to ONE LANE before joining with 41. All those people around me who drive to and from work every day: insane. Every one of them. I can't imagine thinking so little of myself that I'd be willing to go through that kind of drive twice a day. My commute: walk three blocks to train. Get on when it comes. Read/listen to music/sleep/play solitaire/zone out for 30 minutes or so. Get out, walk three blocks. Cost: something less than $1.75 (we get a big student discount). Cost to sanity: zero. Cost of parking and hunting for a parking space: zero. Pounds of emissions added to atmosphere: none. Progress made on very important V.I. Warshawski novel: ~25 pages. There must be a Mastercard commercial in there somewhere.