Well, I don't know about everyone else, but I have thoroughly enjoyed my polar vortex day.
I got back on the wagon, and for the first time in a long time, I was up before dawn to run. On the treadmill. I'm not a fool.
I began my run at 5am, but since a neighboring school district had closed due to cold, I checked twitter and Facebook every so often. About 2 miles in to my run, I discovered we had a two hour delay.
You have no idea how close I was to getting right off and back in bed and finishing the run later. I could have gone back to sleep, too. And if you are disgusted that I would get back in to bed sweaty, judge away, see if I care, you don't have to live with me.
I stayed on the treadmill, because the thought of wasting two sets of workout clothes annoyed me, which doesn't really make sense, but it's how my mind works.
It actually worked out great. I was showered and ready for the day by 7am, and got the enjoy the entire Today show report on the polar vortex. I thought Eric was with me, but despite being up and showered, he fell right back asleep.
The two hour delay was pretty helpful. When I woke up, at 4:45am, it was 4 degrees, feels like -16. When we headed to work around 9:30, it was 2 degrees feels like -16.
Yeah, I know Chicago was so cold that they had the fuel in the planes freeze and it was too cold for even the polar bears and in comparison that's nothing. But according to a local meteologist it was colder in some parts of Maryland than the South Pole, and we are all soft little wussies down here that are used to considering 30 degrees really cold.
Eric drove me to school because my car was in the shop due to yesterday's debacle. At first, the repair shop called and quoted me $138, and I swear that heaven opened up and I could hear angels singing.
Then he called me back, and started to go into a long explanation of further problems they had found. I silently debated if it would be ruder to just tune him out and hold my breath until he got to the new total, or interrupt and tell him that he was welcome to switch into Swahili at any moment and my understanding would not be affected. I went with option #1, and then told him I would have my husband call him.
New total: $570
They called me again at work today while I was on my way to pick up my class. I begged the music teacher to watch them for a few extra minutes and while I returned their call, I was starting to identify with this guy.
|Particularly, you know, at that one part.|
New total: $690
At this point, I said something along the lines of "are you guys done calling me now?". I really wanted to just request that they put down the keys and back away from the civic.
So now I'm $700 poorer, but it's important not to dwell on negatives, and money is so overrated anyway.
Positives: I've already ran 15 miles this week, or as I like to think of it on a bad weather week, 3 episodes of Buffy.
I'm continuing to nail my New Year's resolutions. I got not one, but TWO Starbucks drinks in my magical mug today. An Americano, and then the brand new caramel flan latte that came out today (sadly, didn't love it). Both decaf, I'm not insane, I just REALLY love coffee, and hot beverages, especially when it's below zero. It's going to be terrible when this month ends.
|I remember when I used to get nonfat milk and no whipped cream. Those were such|
How was your polar vortex? I know it's an unpopular opinion, but I really like hearing the temperatures/weather from all the different parts of the country! I also really like saying "polar vortex". Between that, and getting to use my other favorite phrase "haters make me famous", it's been a pretty good week, vocab-wise.