1. If I skip the morning interneting at home and get my ass in gear and get here by 7:30, I can get a parking spot on the edge of the parking lot at the university instead of a few blocks away.a I don't mind the walk (and heaven knows I need the exercise), but on days like today when I'd like to be able to stop at the grocery store on the way to the community college, not after, those minutes not having to walk out to my car are going to be handy.
2. I can make up a smoothie the night before, stick it in a mason jar, stick it in the fridge overnight, stick it in my lunch bag the next morning, bring it to work, and while it won't be as thick as it is fresh, it will be thick enough and tasty and noms. This is handy when one doesn't want to wake up one's house mates with the blender at 6:45 in the morning.
3. I can fill my plastic to-go tumbler half with milk and half with coffee, and the milk will cool down the coffee enough not to harm the tumbler. Combined with too much sugar, this is a lovely start to the morning.
4. It's going to rain today. Not so much a discovery as a lament, since it was gorgeous this weekend.
a. I do not understand why people complain about parking here. Compared to the community college, where I was parking on the ambulance practice field, a 15 minute walk from the classroom buildings, all last semester, and where parking is filled by 10am, this is nothing. Heck, compared to NCSU, where I sat on the wait list for a year to get a parking permit for the furthest out park and ride lot? Today, I'm in a free un-time-limited spot that I can see my building from. Parking here is fabulous.