Uncle Roger's Notebooks of Daily Life

Wednesday, August 10, 2005


This morning, I happened to notice the time as I drove along on my way to work. I glanced at the clock as I passed some of the landmarks and noted the time. All told, it took me 31 minutes to go approximately 23 miles. Almost a third of that was spent getting from my house to the freeway (about a mile). Despite the traffic, that's pretty good time.

Here's the breakdown:

7:42amLeft the house
7:51am9 minGot to 19th and Junipero Serra
7:59am8 minPassed Interstate 380
8:07am8 minTurned onto Highway 92
7:10am3 minExited onto El Camino Real
7:13am3 minPulled into the garage at the office

If you look at only the freeway distance, I did about 22 miles in 19 minutes -- an average speed of just about exactly the speed limit.

Journal Description

My life is, to me, ripe with frequent challenges, occasional successes, spontaneous laughter, adequate tears, and enough *life* to last me a lifetime. To you, however, it surely seems most pedestrian. And therefore, I recycle the name I used previously and call this my Notebooks of Daily Life. Daily, because it's everyday in nature, ordinary. These conglomeration of events that are my life are of interest to me because I live it, perhaps mildly so to those who are touched by it, and could only be of perverse, morbid curiosity to anyone else. Yet, I offer them here nonetheless. Make of them what you will, and perhaps you can learn from my mistakes.