my daily commute

Thursday, November 15, 2007

I am now working in the same zip code as I live, and It's a beautiful thing.

My morning commute consists of a stroll down tree-lined streets while enjoying mansions, cafes, shops, museums and antiques dealers along the way. These first couple of weeks, I've been shuffling through puddles of bright yellow leaves and enjoying the sight of the crumpled faces of jack-o-lanterns put out to the curb. I've had some blue & white sky mornings and some misty evenings.

There are some beautiful sights along the way.

My new work space is even better than I was imagining. We're having fun moving things around, arranging and rearranging spaces, scavenging in the storage room for things to repurpose, and even doing some yard-sale shopping for some final touches.

I love it that I can walk two blocks and have my choice of about 10 different places to get a good lunch. This is also a dangerous thing! I think I'm going to have to put myself on a lunch budget. I love it that it's an "easy" 40 minutes of exercise a day. I really really enjoy being out in the air…not filtered or heated or cooled or flavored, but just the air (okay, there's some exhaust fumes in there, but it's not that bad on this particular walk!).

I'm liking this change very much.

edit: okay, I found a drawback to commuting on foot: take one large city bus, one smallish-sized puddle and one pedestrian wanting to cross the road and you get one rather wet pedestrian. it's one of those things you laugh at when you see it in the movies…not so funny when it's ME!


Michael & Erika Barone said...

Cool shots and great post!

Please tell me that the funny looking thing on your desk is not a PC!

Jeannine said...

i think.... you need to help me move on saturday, since you are into the shifting/ changing mode. yes? Lima to Henrietta, baby.
of course your pictures are awesome. you're becoming quite the photographer! (good eye, and all that!)

jen said...

not to worry, Michael…I'm not sure they could pay me enough to work with Windows! It's just a generic screen.

Michael & Erika Barone said...

* Sigh of relief *

Had me worried for a bit!

: )

Anonymous said...

I'm thrilled for you. IT sounds like a nice pace will settle onto your daily work routine. Great photos. Makes Rochester a treat to see.

I have a funny memory of Becca & I in Katowice, Poland walking towards the Pizza Hut (the reason we drove to Poland) and a huge bus drove through a melting snow pile/pond and splashed us WET all the way through. We then ran helter skelter across a dangerous cross walk and jumped into a snow pile to avoid a wild Polish driver - and then looked at ourselves wet, in a snow pile, standing in the middle of coal-dust covered Poland and laughed out loud. WHO ARE WE?

Andrea Pitcher

Rachel B. said...

I'm soooo jealous of your wonderful city commute to work! (buses and puddles aside...) But my employer is looking at an office space that is 2 miles from my house. I might be able to bicycle or walk to work, too! It's not Park Ave. though, it's more like through the ghetto. I'll have to investigate this.

PS I saw you in the newspaper! Nice!