May 31, 2007

Random Commuter Observation - It's Summertime and the Walking Is Hazy

It's roughly three quarters of a mile between my metro stop and my office. I walk it primarily for the exercise. (There actually is a much closer metro station, but using it would involve switching trains.)

It's something of a point of pride with me that I make the walk in all weathers and conditions. Nonetheless, we've reached that time of the year where I go out of my way to stay in the shade as much as possible, mumbling "We hates the Yellow Face" under my breath.

This is also the time of year where I start stopping at Starbucks regardless of the length of the line, as iced coffee becomes paramount to my ability to function during the day.

Posted by Robert at May 31, 2007 08:17 AM | TrackBack

We are the fighting Uruk Hai! We do not fear the yellow face or need iced latte!

Posted by: The Colossus at May 31, 2007 08:52 AM

Lawd knows I'm sweating like an orc by the time I get where I'm going.

And ask yourself this: if the "half-trained mountain maggots" sent along on the orc raid HAD had lattes, wouldn't Ugluk's band have had a better chance of beating Eomer to Fangorn?

Armies marching on their stomachs, y'know....

Posted by: Robbo the LB at May 31, 2007 10:38 AM