I drive very, very, very far to and from work.
I start bright and early from my small town, drive through 4 counties, 15 towns/cities, several police jurisdictions. 64.7 miles later, I arrive at destination: cubicle.
The first half of my trip into work, I weave in and out of farm vehicle traffic. The second half is trying my hardest to avoid crazy drivers doing things like jumping on cars.
Grand total Monday-Friday, I drive 647 miles. Weekly.
Oh, but that is only my full time job! Add my part-time job, 792.8 miles weekly. 13 hours of commute time.
So boy did I get excited when I heard of a new radio contest! "Commuter Idle", also known as "who has the worst commute in the washington dc area", sponsored by the all-news DC station. Winner receives $1,000 towards gas money, as well as a limo ride to/from work!!!!! Didn't have to tell me twice!
I entered immediately. This was yesterday, so the results aren't back for a few weeks. However, I did receive a call from the radio station today, it went a little something like this:
"Dayum gurl!!!! You sure do have a crazy commute! If you are a finalist, would you mind being interviewed about your commute?"
(me): "......uh...um...what kind of interview?" (Please don't be on Fox 5 News at 11)
"Ya know, about your commute! I'm reading that you commute nearly 800 miles weekly! Can we interview you if you're a finalist?"
(me again, picturing the horrors that could come by having to break out of my shell for a measely grand. and limo ride.): "Absolutely!"
So there you have it. Stay tuned....if I win, maybe they'll send a limo from a certain state west of virginia!