Like a Boss
Edited ¼/13: to add total cost of transportation
Happy New Year. I’ve rearranged my life to make more time for things like friends, activities I enjoy, and useless babble on here. I don’t think I ever gave you a disclaimer, so here it is…
1) Samuel L. Jackson is the voice in my head 99.99% of the time. If I could cuss openly without the risk of my grandmother, Ida, turning in her grave, I would sound like Mr. Jackson.
2) I’m not a morning person.
3) I’ve been overusing “Like a Boss” recently. According to Urban Dictionary, “like a boss” is a phrase “Used to describe something that someone did as amazing or awesome.” Most things I do are awesome
4) Oh yeah… I got a big ego. In the words of B “Some women were made. I’d like to think I was created for a special purpose.”
Now… on with the babble…
Since today was my first day back to work in over a week, I worked from home (see Disclaimer 2). That brings my work commute to a grand total of 0 miles.
Biking has made me lazy in other areas. I don’t bike for exercise, because I’m just not that motivated. I bike to get from Point A to Point B, efficiently and economically. One of my goals for 2013 is to engage in physical activity at least four times a week outside of biking. I decided to take at least one dance class a week. No time like the present to get started. Tonight was Advanced Beginner Ballet at Joy of Motion on H Street NE.
Class started at 6:30, but I decided to leave my house around 5:30 so I wouldn’t feel rushed or heavens forbid I hit traffic. *slow eye-roll* The temperature was in the upper 30s, but my new outer shell kept me nice and warm. That reminds me I need to do a product review of my coat. Anywho…
It took me a little under 30 minutes to make the 3.7 mile trek to the the dance studio. My ride was okay, if it wasn’t for the 2 near hits by turning vehicles.
Almost all (if not all) of my near hits have been turning vehicles. Mr. Jackson… tell the people how I feel.
EXACTLY. Just substitute “turning vehicles” for “snakes”, “road” for “plane”, and “take the F&%king lane” for “open some F&%king windows”
I was SUPER early for dance class. The class was 1.5 hours of pure torture. The steps and combinations weren’t hard (I have 19 years of dance training). The problem is I’M OLD!!!! I felt like Aunt Viv when she went back to dance.
I represented “like a boss” and I fell out just like Aunt Viv. *giggles*
Class ended a little after 8 and it was time to make the journey east, which includes two big hills. I could barely feel my legs, but decided to suck it up and ride home like a boss. I rode down 14th Street NE to Pennsylvania Ave SE. I silently prayed for a M6 bus to be a Potomac Avenue Metro Station, but that was no dice. My options were wait in the cold or keep biking.
Being warm trumped my legs feeling like rubber, so I biked up Pennsylvania Ave SE and across the bridge. Like manna from heaven, a 36 bus pulled up at L'Enfant Square (which is right at the bottom of the first hill) at the same time I did. I threw “Sweet Baby” on the front and rode the 36 to the top of the hills!
I hopped off at Alabama Ave and biked the rest of the way home. Total home trip was 3.1 miles.
Total miles - 6.8 miles (6.8 miles for 2013)
Total Transportation Cost - $1.60 for the bus ( $.160 for 2013)