Thursday, December 18, 2008

I'm textually active.

First off, big thanks to Elayna for the wonderful blog title.  Thanks for being such  a great friend and an even better study buddy!!!!  (I'm sure your grades will be fantastic!)

So, when you make bad decisions and live in Utah, you have to drive in the snow during the winter.  This is rather unluxury.  So, when I came back from Cali late Monday night it was blizzarding (haha, I know it's not a word) and it has continued to do so ever since.  I had to work up in the SLC on Tuesday morning and I took me over 2 hours to get to work because of the darn snow.  (I didn't want to say darn there, but it's naughty business to say the other word.)

Yesterday morning my commute was fine, thank goodness, but this morning was just as bad as Tuesday.  It took me an hour and 45 minutes to drive from my house to my office.  That is highly unluxury.  Next week I might just have to leave at like 4 in the morning and hope that I'll get to work on time.

Warning, here will start my rant.  WHY do people in little tiny cars always drive like maniacs when it is snowing??  It is usually like a Geo Metro that will just go flying by you in the midst of a blizzard.  It's like, dude, I know you don't have 4-wheel drive.  What are you thinking????? This drives me absolutely insane.  Plus, I don't understand why cars without 4-wheel drive aren't mandated to stay out of the fast lane on snowy days.  If they would all just stick to the right side of the road then I could go faster and get to work quicker.  Come on people!

Ok, also I just wanted everyone to know how wonderful I am.  This morning when I got onto the freeway and noticed that it was crawling (15 mph) I could have very well hopped into the car pool lane and been on my way.  I vacillated with this for a good 20 minutes before I decided that I would be a good, honorable person and stay in the the regular lane. 

It's a good thing I chose the right, because within the next few minutes I saw THREE UHP officers driving in the old car pool lane.  (Why they are allowed to drive in that lane when they only have 1 person in their car is unbeknownst to me!)  

Lessons learned:  Have 4-wheel drive and CTR.

4 comments:

Layton said...

I'm so proud of you for CTRing. And sort of offended that you think everyone should just get out of your way, because heaven forbid anyone should inconvenience Ms. Luxury. :) Okay, I'm not really offended. I stay to the right in my little Acura anyway. so you wouldn't be mad at me.

Birdee said...

Danielle,

I am honored to be mentioned in your blog. You are such a wonderful friend to me too! I would seriously be lost with out you! I heart you lots. Be careful you aren't too textually active though. It can lead to dangerous things, but did you drive home from Cali? I hope not. I'm proud of you for not going in the carpool lane either. You really are a better person for it. But why don't people realize that brakes don't work on ice. Umm, hello? Don't cut me off and expect I can stop to let you it. Utah weather and Utah drivers do NOT mix.

Jackie said...

You need to dress up a blow up doll and sit them in the car with you so you can use the carpool lane!!

The Pendletons said...

I am proud of you. I know that sometimes choosing the right could be challenging, especially if it involved KK.