There was a line of 8 waiting cars at the Main St. stoplight this morning. As I scooted on by (unapologetically) without pause, I reminisced about my daily commute in Austin—straight through downtown. Light after light after light after... (you get the idea). I guess I'm making up for it now. Done my share of starting & stopping on the way to work. Nowadays, I have one start & one stop (i.e., house & library).
There are exceptions. I stopped for two seconds this morning to take a picture of a city utility guy letting water out of a fire hydrant. It was spraying across the street for no apparent reason (see pic above). There weren't even kids running through it! I know we've had tons of rain lately, but do we have to flaunt it by playing hydrant spray games?
P.S. Waited 'til the bitter end of my walk to de-litter. Was being lazy up to that point. I finally picked up a clear drinking straw from behind the library.
P.P.S. Got the best honk ever from a passerby! Kinda like a honk song. Thank you J.B. & kids!