life, running, ironman training and other random musings
Thursday, May 8, 2008
oh yes, the joys of living in NYC. 2:15am. whack, whack. clang. clamor. brrroooom! whack. clack. hammer.
wait, am i dreaming? nope. two stories below me, a team of ConEd guys in full-fledge construction mood...at 2:15am!
normally, just a nuisance. two days before your first half-ironman? a definite aggravation. i contemplated shouting out the window. but didn't want to disturb anyone. (not that they weren't already being disturbed by the racket!). then i considered going out to chat with them. but figured: 1. they would either laugh at me OR 2. they would hit on me
ultimately, i grabbed my earplugs (thank you Air France!), threw a shirt over my eyes (because somehow, covering my eyes would help quiet the clamor) and prayed (well, not really) that I would fall back asleep quickly.
when i left early this AM for the airport (i'm in FLA now), i got a look at ConEd's amazing mid-night creation: a wooden box-like container hiding a "Caution: LIVE wire!". seriously? nope. I really wasn't dreaming