Last night Missy & I braved the wet, cold dark to go to a last minute Ingress build in Old Town Alexandria. 

A build is an event where you and your fellow faction members take over a series of portals and turn them into the opposing faction's, so you can farm gear from them. 

You do this by repeatedly walking around them, and hacking them. Last night that worked out to be about 2.5 miles worth of walking. 


By the time we were done, we were wet, cold, and tired. 

We got in the car and headed for home. At one point, this very aggressive driver got behind me, and had his brights on.  It was very distracting, and really hurt my eyes.

Because of the flow of traffic, I couldn't change lanes to get away from him.  For a few minutes it was really distressing. 

I reached up, and flipped the little change-perspective knob on my rear view mirror. 


 Instantly it blunted his lights, and I felt better.  

Funny thing was nothing had really changed. He was still back there, crowding me.  But I took what steps I could to limit how much he could mess with me, and then promptly did my best to, without anger, get out of his way. I was calm, and not afraid. 

Shortly after that, traffic opened up and he shot into the other lane, and rocketed past me. 

I was grateful to see him go. Today, I'm glad he was behind me, and that that whole incident is behind me. 

AuthorMako Allen
Categories365 Gratitude