Wednesdayt morning rundown

Up around 6:30 after getting a pretty good night’s sleep. Kelly worked wonders on our bedroom, which is now about the most completely unpacked and setup room in the house. Had breakfast while watching Good Morning America on the new TV. Packed my lunch and then Kelly and I headed off to work. What a […]

The last commute

This morning was my last commute into work. After 6 years of taking the train from Prince George’s Plaza metro to Pentagon City; and before that 8 years of driving between Studio City and Santa Monica, beginning tomorrow, I will be living close enough to work where a commute is not necessary. The new house […]

Tuesday evening writing

I just completed another 1,000 words of Graveyard Shift, bringing the total for the day to 2,000 words. The scene I wrote will be the last scene of Part I of the book. I wrote this scene out of order, however, skipping ahead several chapters because it was a fun, and emotional scene to write, […]

Lower body workout

Up at 4:20 AM and into the gym at 5:50 AM. The commute was a little strange. Normally, the second train of the morning is a Yellow line train that I can take all the way into work. The sign said yellow line, but then switched to Green line. When the train arrived, it said […]

Three-train Thursday

At Mt. Vernon Square, this afternoon, where I transfer to the Green Line, I let two Green Line trains pass because they were bursting at the seams. I finally got on the third train to come by. It meant a total of about 15 minute delay, but I was engrossed in The Reagan Diaries and […]

Metro delays

Just yesterday, I was telling someone how there are rarely delays on the metro lines on which I travel (yellow and green). So it should have come as no surprise that there were delays on the yellow line this morning. Twenty minute delays. I got to Mt. Vernon Square at the usual time, and then […]

Commuting delays

I guess this is where there were delays taking the train home this afternoon. I was only delayed about 10 minutes, but the Green line trains were sharing the same track between Columbia Heights and Fort Totten.

Catching up

I know I’m a few days behind my usually plethora of blog entries, but I promise I will be catching up in the next day or two. Since these will be back-dated posts, you’ll need to see them on my regular blog rather than your friends page (if you are interested). I got to work […]

The commuting nightmare

I had a nightmare last night. I suppose that most people have nightmares about their biggest fears. For some, it’s speaking in public or being buried alive. For me, apparently, it’s the disruption of the even tenor of my commute. I dreamed that I had gotten to the metro station to go to work and […]

Delayed! Workout!

I was up at 4:30 and caught the 5:10 AM Yellow line train as usual. When we got to the Pentagon stop, however (one stop before I get off the train at Pentagon City) we were held there for fifteen minutes due to track work. Fifteen minutes doesn’t sound like much, but it meant that […]

Commuting to the Forest Toulemonde

I’ve been eager to re-read shunn‘s “Two Paths In the Forest Toulemonde” as part of my re-reading of SCIENCE FICTION AGE. I couldn’t get to it over the weekend because I was so busy, but I read it on the train into work this morning. While I will have more to say about the story […]

The ice storm

We are having what is called an “ice storm” here today. In the 4-1/2 years that I have been in the DC area, this is my first ice storm. It was cool today but not cold. Temps were in the 20s and it drizzled throughout the day. Then about halfway through the day it started […]