Today, I woke up up an hour late, on purpose, hoping that all of the ice would just magically disappear by 7 am. This was not the case. I would appreciate the coolness of a car flawlessly covered in a layer of pretty ice if I didn't have to smash through it in order to open the door. When I got out of grand central I saw all the prepared professionals whip out their umbrella's to attack the weather, and I also saw vendors selling these fancy water repelling devices, but I said to myself, what's a little rain? 5 blocks and 3 avenues into my walk I started to re-evaluate. While I went 5 years in Seattle without an umbrella, one rainy day in NY and I'm convinced that I need to invest. Just last week I was flaunting the opinion that umbrella's were wet and messy, and who wants to carry one of those around... but now... as I am flaunting soaking wet trousers... I'm willing to take a different kind of plunge. On that same note, I think clothing stores should open at 8... so that when you have a real fashion emergency... you have some where to go. I even went so far as to wonder if there was a service that would deliver pants to your office if you needed them-- I mean if they can deliver booze... why not new dungarees?
One of my co-workers told me that he once came in on a Saturday after standing in line for an hour in the pouring rain waiting for tickets to Shakespeare in the Park. Thinking that no one was in, he took off his pants to dry and laid them on one of his extra chairs... all was good until one of the executives happened by to say hello... luckily he didn't inquire further to find out if he was indeed having a no-pants work day. I decided, upon hearing this story, I'd keep my pants on and take my chances.
Speaking of rain... I think I need to talk about these Watchmen posters. They are all over the place. I'm not talking about on the streets of NY, I'm talking about every single office on my floor has a watchmen poster in their office or on their door (including me.) It releases 03.06.09 BTW, and the guy is standing in the rain on a city street... theres a variant poster that has a smiley face that looks like its been shot in the head... really uplifting... and honestly, I'm afaid I might have to look up what its about... naw... maybe not. I mean who's honestly going to walk into my office and go... hmmm what's this "Watchmen" movie all about?