since i am now completely and totally addicted to Google Reader, i’ve been obsessing over how to make my tumblr dashboard show up in it. not possible yet, without some hax, lol
so i just added you all to my reader individually.
now what i didnt realize is a few people had been following me that i didnt realize! and tumblr didn’t email me or otherwise notify me!! new friends hooray!!! the majority of you have been added accordingly.
My job is made even more revolting by an extremely obnoxious hour-long car commute through the city of Chicago out into the west suburbs. The morning commute is the worst - taking North Ave all the way out to Northlake - with all the crazy crazy drivers, the buses, the trucks, its really horrendous. And its a full 55 minutes of this craptastic street driving, with just five minutes on the highway.
For the past 16 months I have endured this evil drive and have been on the brink of anything-but-wanting-to-keep-my-job.
Then I realized that I’m traveling to work during the height of rush hour and technically I don’t HAVE to start at 8:30, our company allows you to start as late as 9am. So I checked with my immediate co-workers and with the “all clear,” have started leaving my house at 8:15 and arriving at work before 9. Its been amazing. And I don’t show up to work pissed off at the world. My commute is currently at 35 minutes and I just take the Ike and its a piece of cake.
Just had to share. Its the little things people!
i used to commute out to Palatine about 3-4 days a week. you would think that taking the I-90 would be fast, but it’s stop and go traffic that is sanity-draining. sometimes the commute would be better if i took Elston to Milwaulkee to Palatine Road. you’d be surprised what a difference the stoplights make, even when it’s busy versus just stop-and-go on the endless “expressway”. i still go out there at least once a week or so, and i’ve tried to crack the code, but it’s weird. sometimes you can leave at a later time and get there in half or a third of the time. sometimes you try to leave early and it takes you longer. it’s madenning.