29 September 2004

[pcc_life] All This And Parking Too

There has sprung a chance that I can get into the section of ART237 (Life Drawing) that I want to. There is one seat open in the section MW 1800-2050, if BanWeb is to be believed.

Even though it will be a colossal waste of time if I got up there just to find it a figment of someone's imagination, it's worth a go. If I do get in, my schedule will fall in place just where it needs to. Which would be worth the trip, although I'll suddenly have something to do until 21:00.

Ah, well. It'll make it that much easier to get over to Chan's Steakery. I'll need a cuba libre or four by that time.

Parking is just what one would expect it to be for this time in the term. That is to say, a philosophical concept akin to things like hyperspace and cold fusion. Eventually a space opens up but it's you-wouldn't-make-it-in-the-jungle-boy competition until that time.

And I'd like to get the arsehole-parker-of-the-week award to a pudding-for-bRaNeS driver who had a white Saturn who parked next to my '72 VW Beetle. Since I am just a damned good driver they will never know how close they came to getting a orange-red crease down their starboard side because they very nearly parked crosswise the Beetles backside. As it was I think I was a fraction of an inch away from giving them a real good scratch.



Anonymous said...

Maybe take the free shuttle or tri-met?

editor said...

I feel for ya! I went to PCC for two years (I assume your talking about Sylvania, but all of the campuses can be a bitch to find parking at the beginning of the term.) If you can take the bus or Trimet, I'd do it. But, if you are like me and stalk the parking lot, I can tell you the best thing to do is to get there right as class lets out. There's no point in getting there any earlier, trust me! Also, people will undoubtedly be a**holes, just remember that there is a special place in hell for people who trade their sense of fairness and decency for a block of concrete!

happy hunting!

Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis said...

Hey, two comments on this one! I am doubly-blessed.

Anonymous: Yes, I have considered TriMet or the shuttle. I've not implemented the TriMet solution, primarily due to laziness and some small bit of inconvenience (no not terribly defensible, but therre you are), and this last time I was this close to using the overflow parking lot and the shuttle.

Sara: I can't really add anything to what you said. I've been going up there for two years now and I have the same experience. Regardless of the stress there is in cruising the lot in fruitless hope of finding a space before then, it still is a matter of being in the right place at the right time.

Also, in two years of doing this, I've not been late to class for want of a parking space once. Other reasons, yes. Strangely, not that.