Well, as everyone probably knows, the weather in SF has been horrible for the past week or so. Gale force winds on Friday brought in 4 inches of rain and brought down trees and branches all over the city. It was a mess. The city is still not even remotely close to being clean…
Last night, I was feeling really unmotivated to return home. I had been biking in nastiness all week. The return trip home meant biking in the cold. In the rain. At night. Up a large hill. For the Nth time this week. I just sat in my office sorta gathering my will and strength to mentally prepare myself.
But mentally prepare myself I did. But as I was packing up to leave, I had an “Oh Shit!” moment. I had forgotten my headlamp at home. It was 8pm. It was dark. And cold. And rainy. GRRRRRR!!! No my motivation is really in the dumps and I’m feeling blue. I tried calling Arif, since he lives close to my work, to see if I could bum a ride and a place to sleep, but no cigar. Voicemail. My mood swung further south.
I managed to limp my way to the closest train station. (It’s only down the street, and it’s fairly lighted, so no worries) From there I called all my friends in the city begging for a ride. I’m not about to ride 4 miles home in the dark in the city! Stan – nope. He was in South Bay. Christina – voicemail. Mai-Sie – voicemail. Hrm… I look in my pocket and I have about 15 bucks. Is that enough for a cab? Barely? I was unsure.
In the end, Mai-Sie called me back about 10 minutes into the train ride and she gave me a ride home from the train station. Christina also ended up calling me once I got to SF also, and offered me a ride too, but Mai-Sie was on her way already. I went home, moved my car (good thing I didn’t stay at Arif’s or I would have gotten a parking ticket today), took a HOT shower, and made myself some yummy from scratch pancakes (Thanks Ann.), bacon, and a tall glass of milk. My mood was better knowing that I have some people I can count on in a pinch. 🙂