I catch the bus at 7:06 in the morning, and at this point in the year, the sun has yet to rise. It only takes a few minutes to get to the transit center, and instead of catching another bus, I usually walk to work. Sometimes I stop for coffee on the way.
Ann Arbor is a cute little city with a great downtown area, not too far from campus. There are a ton of great independent shops and eateries, and there are fun twinkly lights all over the place.
Every morning, I pass this building, and I always love seeing the colors of the elevators on each floor. I don't know why, but I find it really striking and artsy, especially when it's still dark.
It would probably save me a few minutes to walk up the next street to the south, but all I get to pass is an Indian restaurant and a few apartment buildings. This is way more exciting.
Am I playing it fast and loose with the word "exciting?" Nevermind. I don't care!