Today I decided to walk to the World Wide Knit In Public Day event being held in the 'Couv. It's just over 2 miles away, mostly downhill, and I could simultaneously be a lazy ass and take the bus home.
While walking through my neighborhood I came across a house that was for sale and stopped a moment to check out the flier out front. Mainly to see what it was listed for, to see how badly the market had dipped since we've moved in. The house has 1 fewer bedroom and only 1 bathroom and is listed for $10k less than what we purchased the House of Swank for, so I think we're doing OK.
Anyhow, there was a gentleman at the neighboring house out doing yard work who commented to me that I had just moved into the neighborhood, so shouldn't be looking to move already. He recognized me from the latest neighborhood meeting.
That would be the meeting where I told the transportation committee that if they didn't support a recommendation that brought transit through our neighborhood they were not honoring the wishes of the majority of people within the neighborhood based on survey results. I think I made a few enemies at that meeting, but I also made a couple of friends.
This gentleman was not amongst the friends.
But we still had a nice chat for a few minutes about things completely unrelated to transit and transportation.
I suspect soon I'm going to become "that girl" - since I am making myself known and am not afraid to speak up.
If I can be "that girl" walking to the max stop in 10 years I'll be very, very happy, indeed.