||[Jan. 19th, 2005|08:12 am]
"It's freezing to cold" out (bonus points for whomever gets the referance... it's kinda obscure, but mabfan might know. My Dad would) and I have to be at the porter exchange at 9. This wouldn't be too bad if it wasn't 2 out, (yes, it's 2(two) degrees out right now. atleast it's not -2) and if I drove it wouldn't suck too much, but I'm doing the T thing trying not to be a spoiled brat. I am not applying for commuter parking 'cause i don't want to take it from someone more deserving, like someone who isn't a 10 minute bus ride and a 6 minute walk, or a 10 minute bus ride, a 5 minute wait, a 3 minute bus ride and a 2 minute walk away. I was thinking I would have rather stayed at ert's place last night... but a 15 minute walk in the cold? depends on when i catch the BUS at. speaking of which... *foom*
*I'll stop gripeing one of these days, really I will. once i get into the swing of things. And it gets back above freezeing out (or near it for that matter)
Hmm...no, I don't recognize it. Hints?
So, no hints. Is it from The West Wing?
I was just about to give you a hint, but yes, it's The West Wing.
The full quote being "Sam, It's freezing to cold in Helsinki, It's freezing to cold in (some other city i can't remeber)" and goes on to state that US Presidents bound out of Air Force one looking like they are at Club Med and the Russian Presient, in comparison, looks frumpy.
It's a cute little exchange. I remeber it, though unfortunately not word for word. There are lots of things like that in The West Wing that I absolutely love, it's probably why I watch the show. :-)
I'm trying to remember which episode it's in. We have them all on tape.
I walk about a mile every morning to catch my bus and then to my office. (I'm in my 50's) In this weather, it takes me 20 minutes to put on all my layers of clothes. When I can't stand the wind or the chill on my face anymore, I think of all the people in nursing homes and prisons and I think something like this: Thank you for the ability to walk outside; I am strong and my legs are in great shape; I'm free to come and go as I please. I appreciate all that I am.
Braver soul than I, both of you. I live half a mile or so from work. I can walk it in 15-20 minutes, but not in this weather. You couldn't pay me enough, well someone could pay me enough to walk it, but it have to be alot!
2005-01-19 04:13 pm (UTC)
Re: My 2 cents
I have a 15 minute walk from house to train, usually coupled with a 10 minute wait at a street level green line stop, a short train ride followed by a 15-20 minute wait at a corner bus stop and then a ten minute walk to work from the bus stop I exit from.
I have no winter coat. No winter hat. No gloves. Headphones for earmuffs. One layer of clothing.
There's nothing I enjoy more then the ice cold chilling numb that goes through my body on my way to work for two reasons. 1) wakes me up much better than coffee. (despite the fact that I still get the coffee) and 2) The feeling of getting warm is great.
That sounds a lot like last year, to me. I was living in Northampton and attending school in Amherst, at UMass. The walk to the bus (in NoHo) was about half an hour, and there was no other reasonable way to get there. Getting up before dawn and walking half an hour in the bitter cold is not a great way to start the morning.
I almost decided to take a 3 hour, 8am lab section during this period. Almost. I think I would have died, though, so while I wish I could have taken that class, I wouldn't have been able to enjoy it while dead anyways.
ah ha, but why park in the commuter lot (which costs what, $90 a semester?) when you can park on my secret street in somerville, where they'll never give you a ticket? actually, that's not entirely true, I got a ticket once, but fifteen bucks is an easy price to pay for parking a 5 minute walk away from Lesley for a year.
p.s. does dr. rutstein-riley teach HI&S? she's the shizzle.