Caleb and I had a lovely afternoon at Prospect Park today. The hills were definitely alive with the sound of springtime...tons of families and dog walkers and kids chasing balloons....and some defiant soccer teams practicing!
As you know, 5 months ago I moved from Islip (Suffolk County), Long Island to Brooklyn. Where in Brooklyn exactly? Uh, The Belt Parkway.
That's definitely what it feels like lately. The traffic ebbs and flows...and we're definitely in a high tide situation....as my afternoon commute has gone from an hour-fifteen to two or more hours OUCH. Sometimes there's bad weather, or an accident, and then I get it. But on a clear dry day?? Then it's personal. Then it's the 12,000 other people traveling west on the Belt Parkway between 4:30 and 7:30 pm PURPOSELY getting in my way. I don't know what I did to them, but it must have been pretty bad. You think if I gave them each a Starbucks gift card they'd GET THE HELL OUT OF MY WAY?????