I’m a ball of pain today. My left shoulder and lower back are screaming at me above the soothing tones of Ibuprofen. Stupid snow. Our street hasn’t been plowed since Sunday afternoon. This morning, it was an ice-covered deathtrap riddled with five-foot tall mounds of snow and cars parked in the middle of the street, blocking all traffic in both directions, causing backing up into empty spots, spinning tires and much sailor-swearing. I made it into work, but the main roads aren’t much better. While the road surface is clear, VDOT decided to plow only 1.5 lanes instead of both. The road randomly narrows to one lane. Turn lanes are dimples. Combine the two, and you have a thirty minute sit-n-spin to go a mile and a half. I understand clearing snow is a pain, but come on!! VDOT’s turned the roads in the area into a rollerball arena.
In other news, I couldn’t get to sleep last night, so I watched this documentary I TiVo’ed called The Truth About Gay Animals. I can’t find it on Trio’s schedule, so you may be out of luck if you want to see it. It was an interesting and funny search by comedian Scott Capurro for naturally occuring homosexuality in the animal kingdom. Now, it wasn’t exhaustive, but he did talk to a scientist doing a study on sheep that was compelling. If you have the chance to catch it, check it out. It’s entertaining even if it’s not totally enlightening.
I’m trying to get back into the swing of working at work. There’s no TV to distract and entertain me (did you know Sci-Fi’s playing Battlestar Gallactica from 11am-4pm every weekday?!), just work. I’ve already done a bunch, but can feel myself running out of steam… just like this post.