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Stuttering Shell: the commute.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

the commute.

i mentioned previously that i have a killer commute.
well, compared to the 10 minute commute {from home to work} that i used to have, anything else would be considered a killer commute...but, this - oh, this - is the epitome of a killer commute {well, maybe not, but it is to me}. my fellow bloggers & friends in the hampton roads area will know what i mean. some will sympathize. some will thank their lucky stars that they don't make the same trek daily. my theory is this...no matter where you are in our section of the mid-atlantic...the traffic sucks. it really does.

yesterday was no exception.

the drive to work was a breeze. seriously. not much base traffic {the world's largest naval station thankyouverymuch}. no back-up or delay at the hampton roads bridge tunnel {i drive to & from work through the tunnel that is partially pictured below...yes, i drive under the water}.

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the drive home was the extreme opposite {although i can't complain too much because the tunnel wasn't too terribly backed up}.

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i made it home tuesday evening approximately twelve hours after i left home that morning and i worked an 8.5 hour day. my commute to work yesterday morning was only 45 minutes. you do the math.

yeah. back-ups near the naval base is to be expected. what i wasn't expecting was having to go out of my way to get home because ALL the lanes of eastbound traffic on the particular section of interstate i needed to travel on to get home were stopped. it was one, big parking lot.

but, i made it. and i'll make the same trek again thursday. and friday. and so on and so on.

{thank goodness i keep an extra drink & a snack packed in my lunch for the ride home!}

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10 Comments:

Blogger Jamie Lynn said...

Wow I sure don't miss the traffic. But good for you being all prepared with the drink and the snack. No need to make the drive home worse by being all cranky and hungry :)

Jan 20, 2010, 9:48:00 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

Oh my gosh, that IS a crazy commute! Can you start listening to books on tape or something??

Jan 20, 2010, 11:07:00 AM  
Blogger Classy in Philadelphia said...

Holy crap! That's such a cool/scary looking road.

Jan 20, 2010, 11:59:00 AM  
Blogger Novelista Barista said...

dammnnnn... that sucks!!

u should be getting ur package any day now!!!

Jan 20, 2010, 12:07:00 PM  
Blogger Molly Lou Gifts said...

Wow...think of all the "me" time you have to yourself to think and decompress before you get home. If you start doing books on tape, you will be the most well-read person around.

thinking of you and hope that the commute isn't always like that. :)

Jan 20, 2010, 12:14:00 PM  
Blogger brittany said...

ohhh i remember just driving those roads on a weekend {my bf is from chesapeake and we were visiting his parentals}. i couldn't imagine driving that everyday, you are a trooper! :)

Jan 20, 2010, 12:21:00 PM  
Blogger BroncoMom said...

Traffice sounds like a BEAR but, NOT having a job that you like, thats a BEAR!!
Lots of luck Shell.

Jan 20, 2010, 2:27:00 PM  
Blogger Brittany Ann said...

WHOA. That is crazy. I think I'd freak a little in the clogged tunnel with the water atop me like that!

Jan 20, 2010, 8:53:00 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Oh my pooooor pooooor friend! I had no idea you had to go through tunnel traffic to get to work. We definitely need to do a happy hour now! Sounds like you need it!!!

Jan 21, 2010, 9:16:00 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

WE are moving to Hampton Roads next...this is not something I am looking forward to! I hope you don't hit this traffic often!!

Feb 25, 2010, 12:34:00 AM  

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