Day in the Life of a Commuter

Well hi, hey there, hello, long time no see! I know, I know, it’s been like three years since I posted something and you got your cranky pants on, but hey blogging isn’t as fun and happy as it seems- you actually have to think of things to write about! And lately my brain has turned into a bowl of melted ice cream and I can barely think enough to do my readings. So what has been going on that interferes with blogs? And wait- don’t you still commute? Here, why don’t I give you a play by play of a typical day:

5:30 AM: Alarm goes off. Repeatedly hit snooze and turn to the other side of the bed as if that will make waking up early go away. 

5:49: Jump up and runs out off bed to change, brush teeth & etc, put on backpack and grab gym bag. 

5:56: Make coffee and exchange a few words with James, packs breakfast

6:02: Run to car. James runs to bus stop. 

6:18: While driving through Carytown, check out VCU crew team running on the side. Pray to not get in a car crash. 

6:28: Check in at Cary Street Gym and make way to yoga class. Sit and try to find inner peace while the four sorority girls banter behind me.  

6:31: Smile as yoga instructor calls out the talking sorority girls in her morning greeting.

8:01: Finish lukewarm, low-pressure shower in the gym’s locker room. Change into the clothes packed last night, hoping that they end up being weather appropriate that day.

8:27: Go to the Einstein’s to use the STAT free coffee card. Sit outside and drinks coffee, eat packed breakfast and do readings for the day. 

8:43: So many cute skater boys out this early

10:52: Get to history class early to discuss the McDonnell trial with the professor. 

11:41: There are too many people in class who want to teach history. Tries to Darwin out who will end up selling insurance, who will switch majors, and who will ultimately keep the shared goal.

11:45: Has a mini panic attack about possible career as an insurance agent.  

12:16 PM: Head across campus to American history survey.

12:44: Can’t pay attention in lecture because the professor is a silver fox who sounds a bit like John Wayne. Also, is that a wedding ring he’s wearing or what? 

1:47: While leaving the building, sees a free food tent. Listens to someone talk about their obscure charity club for ten minutes in exchange for a piece of candy. 

1:55: Walking through Starbucks in the library after class lets out is always a bad idea. 

1:59: Finally find a computer in Cabell library. Eat the lunch packed last night due to lack of meal plan and do online homework. 

2:24: Online homework done. Don’t have sociology book and can’t read for tomorrow. Facebook stalks people from class and hopes they don’t walk behind and see the screen. 

3:07: Put in earbuds and walks across campus to the parking deck. See everywhere boyfriend on the way and wonder if should smile or not at him. 

3:10: Smiling at everywhere boyfriend only ends up with him giving a weird look. 

3:20: Finally gets out of parking deck and onto Belvidere. 

3:45: Get to work on time. (yeah!) Coworkers are full of smiles and high-fives, a reminder of how great it is to love your job

4:26: Texts from friends ask if you’re on campus and want to chill. Send pictures of work back to them with sad faces. 

5:13: Customers assume that you know their children who also attend VCU, and talk about how much they love living on campus. Grit teeth and smile and nod. 

6:49: Hungry. Eats granola bar and Jif-to-Go cup of peanut butter. Buys penny candy and pretends like food isn’t necessary.

7:22: Really hot customer comes in. Stare at him while coworkers try to converse, nod and pretend to listen to them while keeping eyes of Poor Pretty Sick Boy. 

8:30: Perfect, no one’s here, time to study flashcards.

8:31: Suddenly, three people show up and want to wait on new prescriptions. Reminds them that store closes in half in hour. None of them seem to care.

8:54: Gives up on studying. Who really uses the imperfect tense in Italy, anyway?

8:59: Get out of the store, sir. Hallmark cards will be there tomorrow.

9:16: Arrives home after work. Momma is at the door and has a lot on her mind.

10:28: Finally upstairs, throws gym bag in laundry basket and puts on pajamas. The moment butt hits the mattress is best relief in the world. 

11:24: The five minute Facebook trip has turned into forty minutes. Too late to work on readings at this point and gives up on sociology anyway.

11:41: Sets alarm to go off at 6:30 the next day. Yay for another hour to sleep in while still waking up too early! 

11:45: Brother opens door and walks into room and begins talking about his day, despite the fact the lights are off, he rambles on for a couple minutes. Trying to be a good sister and sleep are not going to happen in the same night.

12:13 AM: Lol jk can’t sleep when remembering about Red Eye and First Fridays the next day.  

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