Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Hi-Ho! Hi-Ho!!

... it's off to work we go!

I started to work 5 minutes early today (7:40 instead of 7:45), so I stopped to snap a photo of today's Freedom Parade. I like to think of it as the "freedom parade," since so many people drive a single-occupant vehicle because of the freedom it affords.

I was hoping some of the drivers would wave cheerfully at me, but if it happened, I didn't notice. (To be fair, I s'pose if you'd just spent the last 30 or 45 minutes in stop-and-go on the Interstate, it might have taken a little of the edge off the sword.)

Here's a fairly accurate representation of what my morning commute looked like.

Full disclosure - this was actually snapped Monday morning. Ann Morrison park, right at the footbridge. (And I have to apologize for the quality of the photo. There was a nice sunrise going on in the background; I set my little camera on a post and used the self-timer; it didn't come out as nice as it really looked. You'll also notice I don't have my nazi uniform on, but rather my high-visibilty gore-tex jacket.)


Anonymous said...

"Freedom Parade" -- I love it!

db said...

It's even worse in other (larger) places...

Anonymous said...

You never cease to amaze me with your creative but oh so true writing.

Like Danielo, the Freedom Parade is a great analogy.

Apertome said...

Haha, "freedom parade" cracked me up. This very nicely shows the difference in commuting by bike versus car.