And... I'm up

"... Street cleaning, no parking on odd sides of the road, you will be tagged and towed. Street cleaning, no parking..."

This coming from the loud speakers on the vehicle that drives up and down every street, announcing street cleaning for those of us who were stupid enough to forget.

I bolted upright in bed, eyes wide. Shit shit shit.

(Cambridge tows, so my terror was legitimate.)

With no available parking on the even side of the street, I had no choice. I got ready for work today in under three minutes. And I was out the door.

I don't think I officially woke up until I hit the Boston Common parking garage.