Traffic is nightmarish. This is the second day in a row that heading north has been excruciating. Yesterday the driver took a detour off of the freeway which took the bus alongside the bay for a ways. I don't know if it helped but it made me feel like he was being proactive about the situation. Today he has decided to stick with the freeway. Probably the same damned difference anyway. The hills, which are probably about a mile away, are hazy. Not a single cloud in the sky and the sun is still well in the sky, but the lighting is very much like dusk. There are apparently tons of wildfires going but it doesn't really smell like smoke right now. We have wildfires in Alaska but we also have volcanoes (jeez, volcanoes, earthquakes, wildfires, bears, mosquitoes, Ted Stevens, my father - quite a treacherous state) which from what I remember did a much more comprehensive job of darkening the sunlight when they spewed out toxic ash. Snowing ash, I actually have memories of that growing up.
NBA draft is going on right now but my lack of following college basketball hinders any excitement around draft day. Lets see how NCAA Championship hero Mario Chalmers fares.
A couple of Duckdown videos which are awesome for completely different reasons:
Sean Price killing it. Low cost production video and for some reason he decides to take his shirt off. I guess when you rap like that you can do whatever you want.
Buckshot featuring (I guess featuring, though he doesn't really perform on the song) Charlie Murphy. The bit about Charlie Murphy creating backpack rap is pretty awesome but dancing in the video is a bit much. Even 9th Wonder only danced for like a second and he made the damn beat.
The Wire Season 3 showed up yesterday so I'm going to try and watch some of that in the coming days. Fool's Gold also arrived (yes, the Kate Hudson/Matthew McConaughey movie where they are searching for lost treasure) so there may be negotiations with the wifey on what we watch.
I re-signed up for Gamefly today which I have been meaning to do, but didn't see much point while I was neck deep in GTAIV. Threw Drakes Fortune on the top of the queue. The demo for that game was pretty awesome. We'll see.
OK about to hop off the shuttle 1.5 hours on the freeway today - sheesh.