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Carolina ([personal profile] fiarra) wrote2010-05-31 11:44 am

of books and bagpipers

LIVEJOURNAL, ALLOW ME TO REGALE YOU WITH THE STORY OF MY MORNING

So this story begins at about 1:30am this morning. See, yesterday I bought The Hunger Games. So when I got bored of the internet, I decided to curl up in bed for a while with my new books. I should have known better. As it is a young adult book, I very quickly (read: after about an hour) found myself 100 pages in.. and unwilling to stop. The book was amazingly good and every page I read convinced me to keep going. Sometime around 3:30 am, I looked up and realized I was a bit over half done... and also that it was 3:30am. A normal person would have said, ok go to bed and read the rest tomorrow. What ended up happening is that I stayed up till 5am and finished the book.

OMG IT IS SO GOOD YOU NEED TO GO READ IT ASAP.

Anyway. My plan for today (the Memorial Day holiday) was to get Dunkin, go to the lab until I got hungry around 1 or 2... and then come home. This... is not at all what happened.

Sometime around 9:30am (after a very FML-filled morning since I was running on 3 hours of sleep), I realized that if I was not careful, I was going to hit parade time on Nahant. This was especially relevant because on Friday I noticed that my usual route to work had a lot of flags along it... which usually means it is parade route. Google seemed to think that the parade was like 10ish, so I figured 10:30 would be a good time to leave.

First sign I should have turned around: when I was at the light at the end of the street, waiting for the green, my eyes got so light-sensitive that it hurt to keep them open. Then Dunkin was super busy. And then, I got onto the main part of Nahant.... and there was a police car in the way.... so I had to detour.... and proceeded to nearly get lost. Haha, I've never been that way. It as very pretty, but still... lost. Then I managed to find the lab, but there were no cars there, so I decided to just come home. I went down my usual route, thinking the parade was over. But I was wrong.

As I neared the police station, I hit a stop of cars. In front of the police station I could see a group of bagpipers. So... I went down another side street. And then, 2 cars away from the main road (on this little side streer), I sat in my car and watched the Nahant Memorial Day parade. So I sat and lol'ed for like 10 minutes because of my awful timing and the fact that I had been thinking yesterday about how I was sad about missing the West Hartford parade.

And now I am home again. So... I guess I should do some work.. or something.

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