On slow-paced things: my blog and D.C. traffic

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Hello any readers out there!  Checking in after another period of week-long silence.  This sparser posting schedule is going to be the norm for the beginning of this year unfortunately.  My work commute has lengthened thus making my weeknights very short, and many times I do not have the energy/time to cobble together a review.  I hope to use my weekends for writing posts in advance, but that won’t always work out.  I am reconciled to the fact that I just have a ‘slow’ blog for the time being.  (Not that it was ever a daily blog.)

In commute-related news, some of you may have heard about the winter storm that wreaked havoc on the Washington D.C. traffic this past Wednesday evening.  Yeah, I was in that mess.  What should have been an hour-long commute turned into eight and half excruciating hours stuck in my car.  Most of that was spent with my car in park on the Beltway.  I had a book with me but was far too keyed up to read it.  I called people, listened to the radio reports, and devoured an apple that I luckily had leftover in my lunch bag.  I saw lightning a number of times, as well as cars and trucks abandoned or spun out on the road.  At 12:45 am, I finally made it home – exhausted and upset – but safe.

So that is some of what is going on in my life.  I hope to have some more reviews up in the next few days, so keep a look-out!


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12 responses to “On slow-paced things: my blog and D.C. traffic

  1. Oh my gosh, poor you! I’m glad you’re okay! And I hope you won’t have any more problems with the snow and the traffic.

  2. I’m so sorry you were stuck in that mess. I have a good friend who was caught in it too, and she ended up giving up and getting what was probably one of the last hotel rooms in Tysons because she couldn’t take it anymore. It sounded like an absolute nightmare.

    And that lightning and thunder was freaky!

  3. Eep, that sounds like such a miserable experience! I’m glad it’s all over now and that you’re okay. Don’t worry about having to slow down… we’ll all be right here no matter how often you post.

  4. Oh no! So sorry to hear about your ordeal. Glad to hear you are safe now.

  5. That’s awful! I’m glad everything’s okay now—and take all the time you need, we’ll be here when you can devote more time to your blog.

  6. I thought I was annoyed that it took me an hour to get home on Wednesday (from downtown to Chevy Chase) until I read about you poor lot who had a much worse commute. I can’t imagine what I would have done in the same situation. I know the feeling about not being able to read in such situations. Hours streching before you, book at hand, but not able to actually read.

    • It’s kind of funny, when I first started out, I was thinking, man, I bet I won’t be home until 8:00pm, that’s so bad! At 8:30pm, I was thinking, I wish, I wish, that had been all. But yeah, no matter how long your commute was lengthened by, our whole area was a sea of mass disgruntlement that night.

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