Driving to work again

Life, Randomness

When I got back from the honeymoon I got the strange news that even though we won the contract at work most of us would be reassigned to new projects. It’s a long story that I don even quite understand. But bottom line is I now work in Tyson’s Corner instead of DC.

I thought this would be great. Besides the soul crushing traffic on 123 in the morning and the fact that my commute is 3 times longer in a slight drizzle. But I forgot one crucial point… Radio commercials….

I’ve become annoyed by the Geico commercial about the spider who is washed out by a storm. Why do the mention the sleep number bed by name? Why do they tell you what the spiders sleep number is? I think it’s some kind of PR science experiment to distract you from realizing that your listening to a commercial. It’s like they think that since you heard the name of another product your mind will think you’re listening to a news program or something.

And if I have to hear the ‘Att one second behind’ commercial I’m going to break a hole in the dash of my car. I have a message for you advertising agency, I change the station one second into that commercial. You say that any publicity is good? Well F.U. in the earhole!

actually pretty much all radio commercials get on my nerves now. It’s like there’s some kind of contest to see who can come up with the most annoying one. I guess I should be lucky that at least they don’t have the eastern Motors ones anymore. Those would get stuck in your head for days. But Joe Hadeed isn’t far behind. “If you stand on it, we’ll stand behiiiiiinnd it”

The legend of dirty pants.

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Do you ever get dressed in a hurry in the morning, but still feel good about it. Then you get to work and look down and realize that you’re wearing the dirtiest pants possible? It looks like my crotch has been groped by a West Virginia miner. I think this is the best argument for always buying dark khakis.

Oh well, lets just hope people at work don’t look at my crotch very often.

Working Early

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It’s one thing to be up before the sun rises. Farmers and some commuters do it every day. But maybe it’s just me but I think it is entirely unneccisary to be up , going to work, when the moon is still high in the sky. I had to commute with Cote this morning because my car is still trapped in Stafford. I left the house at 6am this morning, which dosen’t seem that early theoretically. Maybe it was the fact that it was FREEZING outside and I had to walk a few blocks from the Metro to the office. Maybe it was that I didn’t wear my heavy coat or gloves. Any way I look at it,it really really sucked. So now it’s 7:18am a time when I would normally be just starting to hit my alarm clock for the first time as I wake up, but I have been at work for almost an hour. Well at least there is still no actual work to do here, that’s coming next week.