Friday, May 23, 2008

news from the 'hood

i do love where i live ... though, there are places i imagine i would love more ........ ie: asheville.

but, i don't live there, i live in the 'hood, elsewhere.

and, it 'is what it is'.

for example:

the weather right now is awesome. it's in that transitional phase of perfection ... days that are true 'carolina blue', sunny and comfortable, and simply perfect. on days like that, i like my windows open for fresh air and a breeze, not for an obnoxious musical selection. i think these guys think a lot of themselves .....
perhaps i could had drowned out their music with mine, but i was more in the realm of peace and quiet.

in other news ... gas is getting more and more crazy expensive. and perhaps we have been spoiled compared to other countries, but, $3.99/gal today is the highest i've ever seen it.

and today was the first time i did this ...


i rode the bus !


it was fine. it was easy. it was friendly. and, i did NOT have to drive! i think my outgoing bus of the morning was late. i hightailed it to the bus stop, in fear of missing the bus. but ... it wasn't on time anyways.

and, it was the same on my way home. SO, the bus is not for people who want to be more in control of their schedules.

and, i did find some time for knitting. i think i picked a pattern that is too complex for the distractions of commuting. i will have to find a mindless project before tuesday ....

socken on bus

10 comments:

turtlegirl76 said...

Oh! You're bi-blogual. Neat. =) I can stalk you both ways. Heh.

Anonymous said...

HA! Too funny. In the North that would be way too suburban to be the 'hood!

Anonymous said...

I will 'ride' the bus 'vicarously' through you! You go girl!!!

gray la gran said...

anoymous #1 ... yeah, you're right. i sit up above on my porch, and listen to the conversations drifting by below, "aw man, i'm gonna buy you a gun !".
or, how about, getting notices of gangs stuffed in my porch door handle, or notices from the local police about an unsolved murder that .....
i do love my neighbor*hood*, and because i live here, i can call it whatever i want.
don't dismiss it because it's not a picture of inner city ghetto ....

Knitstress Tygher said...

I'm proud of you for choosing to use the bus! Hubby works all the way in Gastonia, and we're in Rock Hill, so .. there's a lot going to gas there. But it can't be helped right now. Luckily, my gas use is all of a tankfull every three weeks or so. As long as we're not travelling anyway.

Stacey said...

your other side - neat!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi. It's Bev. Okay, I'm thinking that we must live fairly close to one another. I'll check with you next time I'm in the store.

Jenna said...

Your comment about the bus and having control over the schedule is spot on. That lack of control can be the hardest part, especially if you make an effort to be at the stop at the "correct" time.
I think it's great that you're going the public transportation route and I hope that it works for you!

Anonymous said...

hey, anon #1 here. I wasn't being snarky. Just noticing commenting that what we call "the hood" here would be "the place to live" in other areas.

No offense meant.

Anonymous said...

hey, anon #1 here. I wasn't being snarky. Just noticing commenting that what we call "the hood" here would be "the place to live" in other areas.

No offense meant.