Let me paint this picture for my lovely audience. I was born and raised in Miami, so I know about traffic, trust me. So it would take a serious case of a traffic jam for me to lose my cool. I lost my cool.
It’s that moment where you’re trying to get to class and no matter which road you take you are stuck in bumper to bumper traffic. Not just any bumper to bumper to traffic, the type where you are going 5 mph and have your foot more on the brake pedal versus the accelerator. You might be thinking: “well if you were trying to get to class on time, why didn’t you leave your house earlier?” A GREAT Question! My class takes 15 to 20 minutes to get to with no traffic so usually I leave the house an HOUR earlier to get there on time. It has always worked well. I usually get to class actually 20 minutes or 15 minutes early. TODAY I was just stuck. The 6 o’clock mark hit which is when my class starts and I lost it. I called my mommy and cried for dear life because I was nowhere near the campus and just wasn’t going to make it. Even if I did make it, it was going to take a few minutes for me to compose myself because to top off this whole hellish experience, the car I was in lost air conditioning in MIAMI where the temperature was at its peak of 89 degrees definitely with humidity and I was running out of gas attempting to find some form of “Shortcuts” that just wasn’t possible with all the traffic. Needless to say not the best experience out on the road that I’ve had.
Anyway I was so flustered I didn’t get much work done on my new painting to take a photo of it, so I decided I would go for the next best thing and show an awesome picture of my workspace in my room:
It doesn’t look like much but it gets the job done. I have a fold out table that I’ve had for four years now and I place it near my desk. I use the blue lamp because the lighting always seems to suck in the rooms I’m in so I use it to really get a good idea of what colors are appearing on the canvas. That is my sister on the bed and my little cousin, Victoria, all of us watching the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on NICK. In case you’re wondering its an awesome show, at least in my opinion. I always watch tv or movies while I’m working and actually right next to the tv, in front of my fold out table is my Hermit Crab tank which is out of the photo but its there trust me! I’ll take photos of my lovely hermit crab sweeties another time.
Sorry for the long ugly rant but I felt writing it out would make me feel better and I think everyone has a car/traffic related incident that just upsets them to no end.