Brain Dead

Feb. 6th, 2012 05:34 pm
mythicalgirl: (nap time)
Quick wrap-up from post-Super Bowl Indy.

1.  I did NOT come downtown Friday evening.  Google "human gridlock" + "Super Bowl Village" to see why.
2.  I did watch the pre-game coverage, both the official NBC stuff and the un-official local ABC news peeps.
3.  I got bored with the pre-game coverage and switched stations to watch Resident Evil: Afterlife on cable.
4.  The zombies were done destroying the world (this time) in time for kickoff so I switched back to the game. 
5.  I watched the entire freaking thing.  First time ever!
6.  I don't care what ya'll say, I liked the halftime show.  What?  I was a teenager in the 80's!  Madonna is my homegirl, yo.
7.  I cheered like a cheering thing when the Giants won.  Not because I like the Giants but because I don't like Tom Brady. 

And in today's news - I have brained* too much and now the thinker, it is dead.  Time to hit the gym for a few then home to a hopefully early bed time. 

* brained - to think, design, problem solve, etc
mythicalgirl: (leaking karma)
I switched routes home the other day to try to avoid some of the traffic.  For the most part it has worked and while it still takes me twice as long as normal to get home at least the traffic is moving. 

Today at lunch I actually participated in some of the Super Bowl stuff.  Co-worker Country Mouse wanted to walk down to the Super Bowl Village to see it but didn't want to go by herself so I went with.  First we went over to Monument Circle to check out the giant XLVI sign.  Then it was south on Meridian to the Super Bowl Village on Georgia Street.  We walked west along Georgia to Capitol, past a couple of stages where (thankfully) no one was currently playing, various food tents, some games, etc.  At Capitol we watched some people fly by on the zip-lines before making our way back north to grab some lunch and return to the office. 

I have never seen so many people in Indy before.  It was freaking nuts, man.  People everywhere.  Country Mouse was actually surprised at how well I did since she knows that crowds are not at all my thing.  But being in my own city made it easier, I think.  Although now I have a killer headache, partly from the sun & cold, partly from tamping down my reaction to all the peeps. 

So I went to the Super Bowl Village.  I'm glad I went and ever more glad that I never have to go again. 

The neatest thing about it?  How freaking clean everything is!  There are people everywhere and almost all of them are eating, drinking, smoking.  I don't know how the city is doing it but we barely saw any trash anywhere (except the trash cans and even they weren't even close to full). 

Kudos, Indy.  Well done. 
mythicalgirl: (buddha)
This week has been nuts and it isn't even done yet.

The Project From Hell (TPFH) is a little less hellish than usual this week but not for good reasons.  Our Project Manager got very, very sick and is currently in the hospital.  He has pancreatitis and will be gone indefinitely.  While he is away the rest of us are continuing to move forward with all our tasks.  Its different though.  The pace hasn't really slowed any - in fact I've accomplished more in 3.5 days this week than I usually do in a full week - but things just don't seem as stressful.  And yes, I'm saying that our PM is part of what makes this TPFH.  At least for me.  I am sorry he's ill and hope he gets better soon - but I'm enjoying work more without him here. 

Yes, I'm aware that my attitude means I'm a cruel, hateful person and I'm going to hell.  I accepted that a long time ago. 

In other news you may have heard that the Super Bowl is in Indianapolis this year?  I may not have mentioned it recently but I live in Indy and work right smack in the middle of Downtown.  Boy howdy has it been nuts this week!  I've had to deal with the traffic and crowds for GenCon, Promise Keepers, various concerts and conventions, the Circle City Classic, etc.  I have never seen so many people in Indianapolis in my life.  And I'm one of the few people who hasn't gone to the Super Bowl Village!  I'm seeing these crowds and dealing with all this traffic out on the edges.  I can't imagine what it is like down on Georgia Street.

As for the Super Bowl Village and all the activities, well, I haven't made any effort to participate yet.  I might go down this afternoon as some co-workers are going to zip-line.  Kind of depends on how long they have to stand in line to do it.  I have no desire to hang out for hours just to see them fly through the air.  If I don't go today I might walk around at lunch tomorrow.  Otherwise I'll be one of the seemingly few people to miss it.  Which would be totally fine with me as I'm not one for crowds, strangers or crowds or strangers.

Due to the traffic it took me 45 minutes to get home Monday and an hour to get home Tuesday, most of the time just trying to get a mile to get out of Downtown.  Yesterday I went a different route and took the interstate.  It still took 45 minutes to get home since it takes me out of my way but at least the traffic was moving.  The only start/stop section I had was on the street waiting to hit the on-ramp.  The problem with the interstate is, like I said, it take me out of my way and I have to go through both the North and the South splits where there is an accident on a pretty much daily basis.  So just because it worked well yesterday doesn't mean I won't get stuck today or tomorrow.  It isn't a popular opinion to have - and I really am happy to have the Super Bowl here and glad things are going so well - but I will be "super" glad when it is over.

That's it.  My life is work, traffic and the Super Bowl.  Welcome to Indy!

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