Red light multitasking
I have a little game I like to play when driving. No, not texting, which I vehemently oppose behind the wheel. Not Spider Solitaire, which may wind up reducing my overall mental capacity. No, this is called red light multitasking, or trying to accomplish some task while sitting at red lights. In Miami there are a LOT of red lights, so in theory this should be an incredibly productive game.
However, it doesn't always work that way. Today was a prime example.
It occurred to me as I was making my trek to buy household essentials on the other side of town that it would be the perfect time to clean out the CD changer in the car and put in some new music. Even better, I wanted to remove the French language CD that's not so vital since I've been back from Paris for months! My plan? To eject a different CD at each red light, then put it back or replace it. I already knew what was in two of the six slots -- the new Tim McGraw DC and a George Strait CD. That left four. Easy, right?
Not necessarily, especially if almost none of the lights turn red on the entire trek. I guarantee if I'd been late for an appointment, every blasted light would have turned red just as I reached the intersection and probably would have gotten stuck there. Today, no. Clear-sailing almost all the way across town.
I did eventually hit four red lights and discovered I'd apparently removed that French CD weeks, if not months ago. At least my mission was accomplished and the trip was made in record time. Not a bad start to the day. And I do recommend red-light multitasking, but only if you keep one eye on the light and go immediately on green . . . Especially if I'm behind you!