January 18, 2005

Going nowhere

Today was the first day of classes, and I was planning to go to campus, even though my teaching schedule is MWF but then my car went crazy on me - steaming, making strange sounds, refusing to heat up, dripping anti-freeze. I think it needs a new thermostat or something. Always, my car waits until we get a subzero day to break down. Cars hate me. I wish I lived somewhere with good mass transit: I'm jealous of all you city folk today. So instead of going to campus, meeting with my advisees, and getting ready for tomorrow's classes, I'm home waiting for a call from the car mechanic and doing miscellaneous household chores.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

That sucks.

dr. m(mmm) aka The Notorious P.H.D. said...

Very sorry, jo(e). I live in an urban area, but with bad public transit. My saving grace is having three colleagues in my general neighborhood (four when I count my partner); so rides are relatively easy to come by.