Here are some things that made my day get continually worse after getting out of bed this morning (that was a huge mistake).
- I accidentally poured about a 1/4 of a bottle of hot sauce on my breakfast burrito because Iâ€™m used to the bottles with the drip top and this one didnâ€™t have that little drip hole so when I turned the bottle over it just came pouring out. I admit that this was my fault, but my belly still hurts from eating so much hot sauce.
- I sat next to a woman from LA that only wanted to talk about how rainy Seattle is and how she comes here for business several times a year and â€œit just rains every time I come hereâ€ and she thinks that makes people in Seattle grumpy. WEâ€™RE NOT GRUMPY, WE JUST HATE LA!!!
- When I finally got to the IMA (intramural athletics building at UW) I found that the pool, which is an L shape, was set up perpendicular to the normal direction, so rather than swimming laps on the shallow side, we swam from the shallow side to the deep end, and the lanes were set up double wide, with no lines of the bottom of the pool, and no backstroke flags. Basically the facilities manager of University of Washingtonâ€™s IMA is an idiot. This is the most dangerous swimming pool conditions I have ever swam in. People were swimming in diagonals, hitting each other, ramming into the wall because thereâ€™s no T on the bottom to gauge byâ€¦ It was awful. And tomorrow Iâ€™m supposed to do a workout with Aaron Scheidies, who can barely see, and who uses the black line to know if heâ€™s going straight and the T for his turns because he canâ€™t see the wall.
- Plus the clock is not positioned for the lanes like this, so I have to bring a wrist watch if I want to know my intervals. They said they would keep the pool like this until the other campus pool (where they give swim lessons) opens again. Until then they say they need the shallow end to be open. HELLO! IDIOTS, you will have more injuries from lap swimmers running into each other than from swim lessons learning to use deep end! Iâ€™ve taught beginners in water over their heads, and itâ€™s not that hard. AAAH this was by far the worse part of my day.
After that I went and ranted to my new boss, Carrie, who really only cares that I have a song list together for my spin class tomorrow. (Maybe I should be doing that instead of ranting on my blog.) Ok, then I ran and got ice and then saw two people I knew while I was trying to get to a bus stop to get to class, and
one was Brian (who was dressed exactly like he is in the picture to the right) and he had the nerve to tell me I looked like someone from a bad 80â€™s movie (See the picture of me above), but I kind of like my new K-Swiss sweatshirt. Even Courtenay complemented it, and sheâ€™s always the fashion critic. When I finally got to the bus stop to catch the 852 bus (which I had never heard of)
- it turned out that the Metro Trip Planner was WRONG about the bus stop and that bus didnâ€™t actually come there. But then the bus that goes to my house came, so I hopped on it thinking I might have time to get home and borrow a car and get to class.
- But Seattle rush hour (despite what the LA woman said this morning) SUCKS, so I didnâ€™t get home in time and when I did
- there was a downpour of rain (I still hate the LA woman) and I was soaked and
- hadnâ€™t eaten anything all day, and was
- too late for it to make sense to go to class, so I was
- GRUMPY! REALLY GRUMPY!!
(See, most lists go to ten, but mine goes to eleven.)