Let's back up a little bit. As I was sitting at a stand still in my vehicle, I attempted to calm myself down. It took a situation like this for me to realize that I had not obtained any phone numbers from work friends or from my manager. Since the situation was completely out of my control, I decided to listen to some Cat Power and wind down. Then, I began talking to myself. I admit it; I do that from time to time. I'm thankful for this car. I'm warm and it's not breaking down. I'm thankful for my job. I'm thankful for my wonderful husband. And, you know, it actually worked! I arrived to work late today, but it wasn't really worth my stress.
Okay, I didn't drive 300 miles today, but it felt like it.
"I'll tap the brake while you crack the window. The smell of smoke is making my lungs
explode. The 51 is backed up and too slow. Let's tune out by turning on the radio."