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The power…

As I approached Bradley this a.m. I saw the line was *pretty* long, but… oh, that was because people were peeling off and going right instead of left.  Passed by many coworkers and hit the walk button; 20 seconds later they were streaming through.  I crossed from where I was and waited out that cycle and hit walk again, and most folks were through. Perhaps enough pedestrians will come by…

I hadn’t called it in, since when I’d circled back it had gone green and quite possibly on its own, but I had confirmed that 333-8911 number that is the dispatch for non-emergency county stuff which this may or may not fall under.  That was nice when the young guy with the downed bike holding on to a dog told me the dog had chased him but seemed to be loose, and I could tell him that number would gethim animal control.  He thanked me in a “that’s all I needed” tone so I didn’t blather on about animal control saying they really want to be called (but I’ll blather to the reader — sometimes there are whiners about dogs and how threatening they are and… oh, but no, we didn’t *call* anybody).

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They say the wind chill is 10 but that’s invalid whilst moving. Last night I had a “tailwind creep” ride – where I feel all creepy because it’s too quiet and I’m wafting along as if in a hot air balloon, except it’s too cold, too ’cause I would have to go too fast if I worked that hard. (Yes, having a working speedometer might help ’cause I would fixate on going faster… one of these days…)  I promptly had bad dreams that I dearly hope were a function of creep and not prescience.

Seeking driver’s license, so I cleaned off my whole desk, to the amazement of da boss. I told her I couldn’t do it without involving public safety, since in the process a book fell onto the phone, right on the 9-1-1 button and I had to explain the “nature of my emergency.”  I dare say sometimes it’s good to be a known space cadet 🙂 DL still AWOL.  Okay, I promise not to stop straightening when I find it?

I seem to remember that when it was rully rully cold the signal at Church & Mattis automatically went to walk giving me lots mroe time.  It’s not really cold yet 🙂