I took the day off to run a bunch of errands. Not shopping errands, but legitimate things like renewing the visitor parking pass so Christina can park at my house, and returning a library book to a library that is not open late. Unfortunately, I fell asleep on the sofa last night and then didn't get up early today like I wanted. By the time I showered and got dressed, there was no time to do anything, except drive my friend to the airport. Her flight left at 4:30, but she wanted to get there early since she just had surgery and moves slowly.
We left my house and got on the 101. I know. What was I thinking? I was thinking I'd take the 105, since I can take the carpool lane with passengers. That's the freeway from Speed that "is finished on the map." I guess everyone had the same idea because 20 minutes later we hadn't even made it to the Vermont exit. Crappity. So, we exited at Vermont (when we got there), headed south, and took the 10 to the 405, which was much smoother sailing. I got Christina to the airport by 3:00, which is not as early as we'd hoped, but still plenty of time.
Then, I decided to stop at the LADOT office on Pico to get a parking pass, so I headed back up the 405. Or rather, I sat on the 405 forever until finally being able to exit on National and get my arse to Pico and Roxbury, where I secured rock star parking right up front and was in and out in five minutes.
But I didn't make it to the library and now I'll have to pay a fine for Modelland.