Wednesday, June 11, 2008

I Simply Hate Commuting

This morning I woke up at exactly 8:23 a.m. which is approximately 10 minutes after I should leave my apartment for work. Today's post was supposed to be about my commute to work in the mornings but since I literally ran to work I couldn't stop and smell the roses (or take pictures), so what you get is my commute backwards - flip it and reverse it.

This is the back hallway that I often take to avoid all the upper management offices when I am either a) late for work or b) if I want to sneak out without anyone seeing me leave. The latter case is what I used the back hallway for tonight - to avoid having to go to a happy hour with my co-workers (I mean, come on Top Chef finale or a Blue Moon?). 


This the bank of elevators I have to take up and down to get the 10th floor of my building. If you look closely you can see that they doing work on Elevator #2, which I have affectionately dubbed the Tower of Terror since it jumps between floors, which makes me feel like I'm plummeting to my death at least two times a day. 


As we leave my apartment building, you run smack dab into a bank of movie trailers. I work in an area of New York City that often is a set for movies and TV shows, which is pretty sweet except for the fact that I've never spotted a celeb to go with these shiny trailers.


I pass by this ice cream truck everyday on my home from work and I am always tempted to bust out my pocketbook to buy one of those Spongebob Squarepants ice cream pops. Fun sidenote, this is the exact spot where I saw Law & Order: SVU being filmed one morning. I had my bagel with a side of Christopher Meloni for breakfast (yum!). 


Simply put, this is the great view I have of the Empire State Building and Madison Square Park. These views are what remind me why I love New York City as much as I do. 


Today, I jumped on the hot car of the train which accounts for the lack of people in this quick snapshot of the PATH train I take home. The blurriness I can only attribute to the fact that I become a Nervous Nelly when taking scenery pictures or random shots of a poorly lit subway train taking me to New Jersey. I'm a creep. 


I usually walk the ten plus blocks home from the PATH train, but if I'm feeling extremely lazy/tired/it's over 100 degrees, I'll take a bus like this sucker home for $1.35. A true bargain when you're running late for work. 


Welcome to the vestibule of our apartment. WG1 and I have come home after late-night snacking at McDonald's or our local pizza place to bums sleeping in this very corner of our vestibule. We live in one classy joint. 


And the last stop of the tour of my joyous daily commute is the messy bedroom that I left behind this morning at exactly 8:33 a.m. - just ten minutes after I had woken up from my deep sleep by WG1. Stupid alarm. 



Ugh. And to think I have to do this all again tomorrow. 

16 comments:

Bayjb said...

Nice pictures, love it.

Yeah I see the movie trailers in Chicago all the time, especially in summer and I never see anybody of interest. Boo!

Anonymous said...

WG2, you see plenty of movie stars all the time. And you are a creep. Stop taking sketchy pictures on the train!

It's pretty impressive that you made it to work even though you over slept. I would have just freaked out and been even more late!

Alexandreena said...

I want to live in NYC too!!!

Lauren said...

That does sound like a fun commute! (or something). I have to leave at the exact same time every day so I don't hit massive amounts of traffic. Also, ice cream truck? That would be the death of me. I'd want a ninja turtle ice cream every single day.

Douchegirl said...

Awesome post! I felt like I was commuting right next to you. I wish I lived in NY too.

Emma Jayne said...

got to love the pictures! a great snapshot in your flip-rewind to work :o)

Auburn Kat said...

I wish I had to walk more on my commute to work, although if I was running late I wouldn't enjoy it!

Ashley D said...

Super cute bedroom!

Kim said...

Ew no fun waking up late! Like how you have a back way in and out, you're even more of a secret agent! Lol.

Erin said...

Great post! Especially the "secret entrance/exit." I live in Boston and spend an hour on the damn T going and coming home from work. I despise it and I literally roll into work at 9:30 every day -- very late. I keep waiting for someone to say something to me but I've been doing it for a year now and not a word. Perhaps they think that's what time I'm supposed to be here? Ha ha

sophie said...

Wow, this post reminded me of my commuting days. A part of me is glad they're over, but a part of me is kinda missing it. I'm now doing freelance PR jobs and telecommuting. It has its perks like only having to really dress up when meeting clients and the ability to work in pajamas, but seeing your pictures, I now realize that I actually miss my daily office days! Great blog :D

Maxie said...

I hate commuting too... i don't have to do it anymore, but at my last job I had to drive bc we dont have public transit around here. cute entry with the pictures :-)

CommuterMan said...

All commuters hate commuting, it's an odd fact of life. Come to commutehell.com and vent and rage and keep your sanity basking in the glow of the failures of others. We need content, so come on down!

Anonymous said...

Have you ever commuted by bike?
I have been riding my bike to work since two years and I love it! I save money, I help to reduce pollution and I am in a better mod every morning!

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