I have a very angry rant to go on but first I present to you this little video. It’s not angry or full of swearing. It’s full of my usual dry humor and one of my dogs makes an appearance. Mostly I’m just rambling on about vlogging and weight loss. Oh, and I’m asking for your questions because those are always fun.
I’m going to start posting a video every week as part of the 28 Day Blog Challenge. We’ll see how it goes and maybe I’ll keep up with it or maybe I’ll ditch it. I like that vlogging lets you see and hear me rather than just reading my words and trying to figure out who I am and how I would say stuff.
On with the ranting…
This morning I woke up and took the dogs out, you know, like always. As we’re coming down the stairs I say, “so much for that snow we were supposed to get.”
Oops. Not 30 minutes later I was scraping my car as obscene gusts of wind blew it all back in my face. I mean the skies opened up and DUMPED about an inch and a half of snow within the time it took me to get dressed and leave.
Assuming – LIKE AN IDIOT – that I’d do best on the road with 6000 of my besties instead of braving some crazy back roads, I hopped on the toll road because it’s easy and close and normally not packed with people at 6:30am.
Oh, Kate, you stupid, stupid girl. Why would you assume that the road you pay EXTRA to drive on would be cleaned off? Don’t bring your sense and logic to real life. We don’t like that shit around here. No, the people who own the private toll road can’t be bothered to even toss some salt at you as everyone and their mother starts slipping and skidding along at the breakneck pace of 15mph.
I made it 2 exits before I slid and shimmied my way off, deciding no job could pay me enough money to show up to work when road conditions were clearly treacherous. Sure I was headed to my death because, again, if the toll road isn’t safe, how could I trust neighborhood roads? I was shocked to discover that not only was the smaller side road perfectly clear (aside from the grit of whatever they put down to keep it that way) but also the very tiny side road was completely fine.
So you can imagine my rage as I treated myself to a breakfast sandwich because WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK does the Metro Washington Airport Authority do with my toll money if they’re not using it to keep the toll road clean on snow days? Thirsty assholes. At least throw some sand at me! SOMETHING.
And so I joined the 10 million other people who take not-toll highways to work and hated life the whole way because by then it was a slightly more reasonable hour of the morning so the traffic was up to its normal fork-in-the-eye volume. But at least I was only afraid of being bored to death!
Anyway, I hope your drive this morning was not as stressful as mine and I hope you have an awesome weekend. Don’t forget to leave me questions to answer in my next video(s)!