It was a weird day here yesterday after all the power in the city went out. Thankfully, the worst the happened was I missed posting my blog. They let us off work early (there was nothing I could do anyway as an Online Editor without a computer), but I had bummed a ride to work in the morning, so was now stranded.
Traffic was insane, so I decided to run home (approx. 5 miles). I threw my sandals in my purse and set off. The traffic was bumper to bumper, and I was easily passing everyone. But I was wearing work clothes and clutching my purse like a baby under my arm, so I must have looked at least a little crazier than normal.
About 2 miles later a car pulled up beside me and a little Asian chick asked if I wanted a ride. At first I said no (mama told me not to get into stranger’s cars), but she insisted – she said she had seen me running barefoot from a while back and she felt so bad for me. She really did look sympathetic, so I didn’t have the heart to tell her I do this crap for fun. Plus my feet were started to feel the hot pavement and I thought I might start to develop heat blisters (it must have been close to 100F, if not more). So I got in her car. She was a pretty small girl, so I felt I could easily take her if she tried to attack me.
She turned out to be super nice. She gave me gum and told me about places I could visit in San Diego. It turns out she used to live only a few blocks from me, so she knew the area. It was so nice of her to take the time to drive me home, even though traffic was horrible.
I used the daylight that was left to shower and do some chores. Then I sat around and waited for night to fall. It was a gorgeous evening and it was kind of nice to be unplugged from everything for a change. We went for a long walk and tried to find some constellations. The guy on the radio said the streets were “weird and eerie,” it was sort of like a zombie movie. Double tap!
We didn’t have anything ready for dinner since we had planned to go out, so I drank some pickle juice and Shacky polished off the Jack Daniels. It was a good dinner.
Tomorrow we’re heading up to buy some fresh lamb from a local farmer. He also has some fruit trees (Asian pears, pomegranates, grapefruit, apples), which we picked from last week. So I’m excited about that. Add some running in there and it should be another great weekend.
Finally, I’ve been meaning to post this video for a while because it’s awesome and genius and I can play it over and over without ever getting bored. I hope you love it as much as I do. Have a great weekend!
Direct YouTube link HERE.