Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

A Commute From Hell

I was looking forward to another fine day at work on Wednesday. The forecast was for rain.

I woke up to thunder, lightening and rain of biblical proportion. I listened as the weather forecaster called for a tornado warning until 7AM. Tried to walk the Snot dog, operative word - TRIED! Well he can just hold in it then!!! Geeze.

My drive to the parking lot where I take my train usually takes 20 minutes. Yesterday it took three hours! There were flash floods all over the place. Cars were stuck in standing water...I got stuck on an off ramp and had to sit and wait for about an hour and and half until the water receeded. I had no choice. There were five cars already stuck there!
When I finally got to the parking lot, I learned that all trains to NYC were cancelled. Mind you it's 90 degrees out with about 95 percent humidity. Every one was soaked from the rain and then the heat. Odorific!!!! And their usually pleasant commuting personalities turned a wee bit more nasty, leaning more towards homicidal rage!

To top it all off, that tornado really did touch down, in Brooklyn! The first one EVER there. This is not Kansas people..this is New York City!!!!

I gave up going into the city and took a shuttle to one our company's other offices and worked there all day............I should have stayed home! I mean after traveling for such a long time I at least expected to be at a nice vacation spot...right?
So how was your day???????


See how evil you really are!!!


How evil are you?


Peace

26 comments:

eyechan said...

a tornado in Brooklyn?? now that's nuckin futs!

PS: i did a post about my serenity spot the other day too.

Deb said...

I thought about you when I heard the news. Sorry you had such a sucky day.

Paul said...

Take a deep breath Odat! Peace. :-)

Patti said...

We heard all the tornado warning stuff early yesterday morning on the radio when we woke up. scary stuff.

Sounds like a nightmare. Today will be better. ;-)

Now to see just how evil "Patti the Good" really is under all this niceness.

Roger said...

Odat I took the quiz and it say's I am pure evil off the chart evil! The last thing I expected to hear today hahaha

Ralph said...

I am Good! Great to know! Thanx for the quiz.

Heard about this when the clock radio (880-AM) said there was such a warning. Wow. Watched the Fox5 news at 5:00, and what a mess in Greenpoint. Ripped the roof off a Nissan dealer, trees split, etc. And nobody, it seems could get a cab since the subways did not work. I suppose the quiet boredom of the ‘burbs beats the excitement of the city on Wednesday, anyhow…

Sarge Charlie said...

How was my day, it was the day after I drank some awful stuff which gave me the ability to shoot a stream through a key hole, ate enough jello to make me gag, drank about two gallons of water, all that just so someone could stick a camera up my ass this morning, have a nice day.

now that I am done with that I have posted a thursday warmup.......

Odat said...

eye, nukin futs, indeed!
I just saw your serenity spot...nice!

deb, thanks..

paul, I am breathing!!!!! for crying out loud....lol....ok i'm better now.

patti, yes today started off just fine....what a difference a day makes.....(wasn't that a song?0

roger, you evil?????ahahahahahahaha.

ralph, sure was a nightmare..if I din't know any better I would have sworn I was in the Twilight Zone.

Sarge, Now I'm not sure who had the worse day! lol....

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

odat i had the same day as sarge. nuff said bout that!

smiles, bee

Lois Grebowski said...

ODAT, today will be better...HIGS.
Hubby and I are evil... got top scores...

Lizza said...

A tornado? Weather sure is getting crazier.

The quiz says I'm angelic. I think that's one screwed up quiz. Haha!

Odat said...

bee...hope ya feel ok today!! have some cake!

Lois, aw, thanks so much, you evil couple!!! lol

lizza, Yup, getting crazier all the time.... and huh, you , angelic??????? **cough, cough**
;-) Sure you are!!!

Lucy said...

Hey, I noticed you're a comedy fan--and a neighbor no less. (I'm in NYC, too!) Anyway, your blog is very colorful, along with your Avatar! That's what caught my eye. So I decided to stop by.

Feel free to visit me and leave your mark. You might even have an opinion, who knows? And don't worry, I won't hold the "twisted" evil against you.

Nice coming across your blog!

Rachel said...

My day, unfortunately or fortunately, was uneventful. I awoke at the appointed time. I drove to work and arrived in timely manner. My commute home was same as it always is. I had hotdogs and mac&cheese for dinner. I attempted art then went to bed.

This is the first I've heard of a tornado in NYC. I need to read the news more. Glad you're okay!

Weather is getting all messed up: should we blame la nina, global warming, or pole reversal? I prefer to blame George W. Bush.

Btw, nice blog!

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katherine. said...

I saw the footage from Brooklyn on the news...geez. My day was calm and uneventful....

The CEO said...

I always knew when I was in Brooklyn that I wasn't in Kansas anymore. Ebbett's Field was a dead give-away. I should also warn you that I am irretrievably evil. We're talkin' bad to the bone here. I am so glad to have found out. Thank you!

Odat said...

Lucy, Howdy Neighbor!!!

Racheal, Yeah was probably George's fault...Just to get our minds off everything else that's going on!!

katherine..thanks!!!

ceo, so let me get this straight...you're happy abou that??? lol

Peace

ShadowFalcon said...

That sounds awful! i didn't know new york got tornadoes!

Amazing Gracie said...

I saw this on the news, too! Glad you made it out alive and well!!!
Oh, I'm "Angelic." Sure...and I chose "gun" as my weapon of choice!
Love your blog, btw!
~~~Blessings~~~

CS said...

Wow. Glad you stayed safe. nI say that even though apparently I'm evil.

crazy working mom said...

I'm ready for my happy dance! It's Friday and I'm ready to get outta here (work that is).

By the way...I AM EVIL! *LOL*

Patti said...

I think I'll buy a different halo for each day of the week. That's just how us angelic types think...

eastcoastdweller said...

I will never, ever complain about my commute again. Good grief! You deserve hazardous duty pay.

eastcoastdweller said...

Your test said that I am good. Bah. The sensor is obviously broken.

Crankster said...

I had fun taking George to day care, and my wife had fun swimming to work.

Oh, and I'm neutral. WTF?!?