Just as it happened to me 44 days ago, it happened again tonight.
Emergency construction on I-287, right after Exit 5 on the south-bound side. They closed two lanes. So, it went from three lanes to one. Backed it up from the construction site, around Exit 5, all the way past Exit 14.
There I was: stuck in bumper-to-bumper, two MPH, traffic between Exit 14 and Exit 5. Like last time, my door to door trip (of 45 miles) to get home from work took me three and a half hours – yes, three and a half hours. Oh, what fun.
I’ve only been taking I-287 to/from the new job for the last three months. And, I already hate it. That didn’t take long, did it?
During my not-so-sojourn on I-287 this evening, I listened to the radio – quite a bit. At one point, I heard “Funkytown” by Pseudo Echo – the 1987 cover version of the “Lipps Inc.” song of the same name.
Whenever I hear the Pseudo Echo version of “Funkytown,” I always think of the Yankees – since a Yankees T-shirt is featured in the video for the song. In fact, back in 1987, I had that same exact Yankees T-shirt myself at that time.
Oh, to be 24-years old again, enjoying the summer, watching Donnie, Winnie and The Rick, along with Tommy John, Mike Pagliarulo, Charles Hudson, Gary Ward, Dennis Rasmussen, Wayne Tolleson, Cecilio Guante, Dan Pasqua, Pat Clements, Claudell Washington, Rich Bordi, and Henry Cotto (among others) play for the New York Yankees…
…it sure as hell beats siting still on I-287 for hours, in the dark, wasting time that could be spent with my wife and children.
Did I mention that I hate I-287?
Screw it. Rock on “Funkytown.” Time to think about happier days.