Wednesday Weirdness #267

I like working downtown; but, I’m not fully reacclimated to all the thinks you don’t think about when you spend years working in a old office park. Today I stumbled of over a fire hydrant when I was walking to my car while I was checking traffic. I know it was nothing more than an embarrassing accident. But that doesn’t make the gouge/knot in my knee go way. Hopefully I won’t be sore and stiff when we run our traditional Thanksgiving Day road race tomorrow.

Wednesday Weirdness #258

I very narrowly avoided colliding with a car going right of the center line when turning right out of a drive way the other day. I had to slam on the brakes to avoid an accident. Meanwhile, they proceeded on oblivious how close they came to crashing into me. There was no reason for them to come into my lane except for the fact that they obviously weren’t paying any attention to what they were doing.

Wednesday Weirdness #229

When I was on my way to my evening workout, I saw someone driving the wrong way down a one-way street because they were too lazy to go around the block. Instead, they made two lanes of oncoming traffic yield. People who think rules are for other people can be really obnoxious.

Wednesday Weirdness #227

When I was on my way home from work today, a car backed out in front of me without looking and then did a U-turn to head in the opposite direction. I had to come to a complete stop to avoid an accident even though I, obviously, had the right of way. They should have looked even if they weren’t expecting much traffic. When our vehicles passed each other, I saw that the driver was focused on their phone. I just hope they made it home safely for their sake and other drivers along the way.

Wednesday Weirdness #225

When I was driving back to work today after lunch, I saw someone drive left of center because the left turn lane was closed due to construction and they didn’t know what to do. They didn’t get back on the right side for several blocks, narrowly avoiding several cars even though the was plenty of room and people were trying to let them in. Some people really panic in unexpected situations.

Wednesday Weirdness #218

I almost got hit by a car when I was walking back after finishing my run yesterday. The driver completely stippled and looked directly at me. So, I started to cross since I had the walk signal. Then they suddenly started making a right turn. I had to quickly jump out of the way to avoid being run over. I’m just glad I’m always ultra-alert whenever I’m crossing the street in the downtown area.

Monday Monologue #211

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • I barely avoided two car accidents recently. First, a car in the center lane suddenly decided to exit the highway even though I was in the right lane. They stopped at the last instant only because of a frantic beeping of the horn. Second, a car was in such a hurry to make a left turn that they were so far left of center they were totally in my lane and would have ran into me head had I not got out of the way. Not the best way to start the week.
  • It didn’t rain all week; but my next door neighbor still cut his grass after I cut mine even though he’d previously cut his at mid-week. You could barely tell that mine was shorter; but that was enough.
  • Our favorite professional football team is not looking good like now. I think that it’s going to be a long season.
  • The Wife and I had a good row this evening. Not too warm and not cool which is unusual for October. Sadly, there will not be too many more days like today.

Monday Monologue #209

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • Unlike last week, we had an uneventful weekend where everything went pretty much as planned. It was definitely a lot less stressful.
  • I cut my grass on Sunday so, of course, my next door neighbor had to mow his lawn again even though he just cut it a few days ago. I don’t know why he thinks his grass always has to be shorter than mine. I really don’t care how short his lawn is.
  • I almost got run into at lunch by a car running a red light when the light had not recently changed. I slammed on the brakes to stop short of the intersection; but they didn’t slow down at all. I’m amazed at the lack of attention people play while driving.
  • Sadly, the weather is turning much cooler. Not cold; but cool enough that I need a jacket in the morning. I don’t know how many more days of swimming or comfortably rowing we have left. The end of the season is always kinda sad since we don’t quite know when we’ll be able to get outside again in the spring.

Monday Monologue #204

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • I was finally able to resolve my issues with organizing photos that I copied from my old phone to my new phone. Just like on Windows, uninstalling and reinstalled the app fixed the issue.
  • All the rain was good for the lawn; but, it took me a LONG time to mow and edge since the grass was so high. Then we put down mulch in the one area that still needed it. Definitely a busy Saturday; but, good to get things done.
  • One of the “bad” things about getting a new vehicle is that some of the accessories I had for the old one don’t fit the new one. I’ll probably be selling some things online one day soon. Of course one of the good things about getting a new vehicle is that’s its comes with a lot of cool new things.
  • With long closed roads finally being reopened as a long construction project down, I discovered a quicker way go home from work. It good to not have to take detours every day.

Wednesday Weirdness #194

Going to work today, I saw a guy on a motorcycle going in between cars stuck in traffic in the narrow lanes of a highway construction zone. I’m sure he got to work quicker than the rest of us; but, he was lucky not to get run over. Especially since no one would think to look for another vehicle where he was riding. At least he was wearing a helmet.