There are few things I love more than when my 15-minute commute turns into 50 minutes due to road work on every possible route that Google Maps sends me on, PLUS lots of super cool traffic. That is absolutely the highlight of my week and one that I will cherish for many years to come. My grandkids will be so jealous when they hear my awesome stories. 50 minutes is enough time for me to drive from home to work, then again from work to home, then from home to work a second, glorious time. But instead of going back and forth like that this morning, I instead, like a genius, chose to spend the *entire* blissfully sweet time headed in just one direction – to the office. Taking my sweet time is the way to go, yo. I just love being able to smell the fresh tar and look at all the beautiful orange autumn cones spread out evenly along the road. My favorite part is when the car in front of me decides they want to travel 10 miles under the speed limit! That’s so fun!!! I try not to squeal like I’m on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad but I really really want to! It’s like I’m in Disneyland. The happiest place on earth is no longer Disneyland….it’s the morning commute from the North Valleys! HOLLA.
But wait… fall is here and winter is next? Score! You know what that means….even LONGER commute times!!! Oh buddy, I need to rein my excitement in. Once the roads are all covered with ice and snow, it will be so much FUNNER to do my daily commute. Big Thunder will turn into Matterhorn! Maybe I’ll see a Yeti on my drive in every day! I sure hope so. I also hope that people drive much slower and that more and more people join the roads for no reason, other than so they can drive on the thrilling ice rink! I also hope that they’re bad drivers so we can play bumper cars! Disneyland doesn’t have a bumper car ride, so I can get my fix this way. Dang, I really wish I worked Fridays too. I really am missing out only doing this drive 4 days a week. Maybe I’ll spend my weekends doing this too. If you invite me out and I say I’m busy, I really mean that I’m driving back and forth all day from Stead to downtown. I have room in my car for 4 more if you’d like to join me every day, but I am selling tickets for $100 apiece. I have to profit from this somehow.