Wednesday Weirdness #312

A driver that was going the wrong way down the street got mad that I yelled ” Wrong way! Wrong way! Wrong way!” at him after I jumped out of the way of his car. I try to be careful in downtown crosswalks. But, it’s difficult to stay out of the way when cars turn from any direction, even ones they aren’t supposed to.

Monday Monologue #312

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

  • I purchased some new digital music on Friday for the first time in a long time. I like having new songs to listen too. But, sometimes, I get busy doing things and realize I haven’t got any new .MP3s in several months even if I have digital credits.
  • I had a flat tire on Saturday afternoon and had to rush to the repair shop and have it fixed before they closed. Thankfully, the tire was repairable (unlike the last flat we had). But, I didn’t have the lazy afternoon around the house that I was expecting.
  • We’re back on the air after having technical difficulties for much of the day. The web server was still on the intranet. Unfortunately, DNS resolution for our domain was broken. Everything is fixed now. Hopefully this is the last hiccup for a while.
  • Amazingly the checker at the hardware store had never seen a dollar coin before and refused to accept it. Rather than use a larger bill and get a bunch of tattered 1-dollar bills back, I made her call the head cashier who could explained that it was real money to her.

Wednesday Weirdness #309

When we were crossing the street on Sunday, a driver got angry at the driver of the car in front of her that was turning left because he didn’t chase us out of the cross walk so she could proceed. Long loud angry beeps on the horn. Screaming out the window. We were crossing with the traffic signal. So, yielding to pedestrians was proper. And, it doesn’t take that long to cross the street. It was an ugly and unsettling display of road rage on an otherwise quiet morning.

Wednesday Weirdness #307

Walking into work today I saw TWO cars turn the wrong way onto a one-way street. The driver of first vehicle realized their mistake and immediately turned around in an alley. The driver of the second vehicle just kept going with everyone honking and swerving. They either didn’t care that they were going the wrong way or they didn’t notice. I just watched their arrogance or stupidity in amazement.

Monday Monologue #302

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

  • We got chased off the river by heavy thunderstorms twice in three days. The first time we got thoroughly soaked. But the second time we were in our car before the deluge started. Then the sun came out. Strange weather.
  • I cut the grass this weekend. It is nice having a powerful mower that power though tall, damp grass. That way I can mow quickly and move on to the summer activities I enjoy.
  • I had to work on Saturday. I know it’s not always the case but it seems like stuff always blows up on Friday. Luckily, I was still able to get out and enjoy the sun (and still get all the yardwork done).
  • My next-door neighbor cut his grass too even though its August and he just cut it earlier in the week. I wonder how much time he wastes cutting his grass (and doing other things) when he doesn’t need too.

Wednesday Weirdness #292

We saw a drone flying around the river when we were rowing today. That’s not unusual except for the fact that the operator appeared to be very inexperienced from the way it was being controlled. So, it was perplexing why they would fly it over a body of water where it would be irretrievably lost if there was a mishap which came close to happening several times while were passing.

Wednesday Weirdness #284

I was surprised when I was going home from work today how many cars were driving through high water. Most made it through without any difficulties. But, while I was watching, two vehicles drowned their engines. It did take a few minutes to go around. But, except for people with large trucks with high ground clearance, the risk was not worth it. I’m sure the drivers of the two disabled vehicles are regretting their decision.

Wednesday Weirdness #281

I was reading in the newspaper, that a construction project in the area that was started earlier this year is already a month behind. How do you get that far behind when you haven’t yet even been working for three months? That does not bode well for the rest of the project. Especially since the delay is not weather-related.

Wednesday Weirdness #279

I’ve worked downtown off and on for many years; but this is the first time I’ve had to pay for parking. Not a big deal except the garage I use doesn’t send bills or email reminders. That’s not been a problem for me but I wonder how many people show up one morning and find that their key cards don’t work anymore. In these days of companies trying to convince people to sign up for automatic monthly debits for everything so that they can get their money faster that seems a strangely old-fashioned way of doing things.

Wednesday Weirdness #277

Happy St. Valentine’s Day to everyone out there. Believe it or not, I had evening activities postponed because of the “holiday”. I know events in the past must have cancelled or rescheduled even though I can’t remember it. I just never considered Valentine’s Day the type of event that things got rescheduled for. Personally, we would rather go out when places aren’t so crowded.