July 31st, 2004
Let's see what's what here.
Last night, we called Alice about the time we hit Hayward to see if we could get "Route 66" played. No such luck. It totally fit my driving mood right then, but oh well. It might've been played later that night (we got out of the car at 11:30 and whoever answered the phone said they'd try to squeeze it in before midnight).
Drove up here independent of stonesundial because our sleep-through-cell-phone-ring is strong. She seemed kinda annoyed at us last night. Probably because we had some non-zero amount of energy that didn't exactly match hers, and therefore, were marked as invading hordes to be defended against.
Went to the kite festival. Got to fly a Rev. That was fun. It's a good kite and if I had ~$150 to throw around, I'd get one in a heartbeat. Mmmm 4-lined goodness.
On the way back home, joeyclaren chose to inform me (twice) that there were diversions in place on traffic because there's elementary schools and crap around. And y'know. People drive too fast.
I was too nice to say anything then, but it seems painfully obvious to me that if a pedestrian is disposed of in the middle of the street, the problem is very likely not the driver. Sidewalks and schools are meant for frolicking children. Roads are meant for cars, aspiring pancakes, and natural selection.
It really is that simple.
I'm going to catch dinner. 8) Looking forward to Linuxworld & CA Extreme. Incidentally, I have a borrowed SCO shirt, so that should prove entertaining.
One other small note: We reunited with the last member of our fragmented puzzle pirates crew.
Okay, I'm assuming Fizz has her cell phone, cuz i don't know your number. I'll be calling you guys around noon, 1 ish.
I hella totally forgot the festival was this weekend until....like 9 tonight.
Anyway, given how crowded this thing was last year (you'll be more up to date on it than me), we might just wanna park at my house and walk in. Or at the murphy meadow. or something. yep.
Yeah, sounds good.
Also, fireburns.net wasn't taking email earlier when I sent a reply
about appear. You may want to check things out.
We found a pretty good parking place, but that
was because there's a stealth parking spot in front of
Nancy's office. ; )
Walking over from your place probably isn't a bad idea, but we'll work it out later.
|Date:||August 1st, 2004 10:31 am (UTC)|| |
He's right about stealth parking. There's a spot that LOOKS like an illegal spot but isn't, so no one ever takes it. It's handy. Otherwise, sounds good--we'll probably nab the Maggie (younger) as well.
comments such as those can get your tires slashed. Look out, I know and adore a few tire slahing aquintices in berkeley.
|Date:||August 1st, 2004 10:25 am (UTC)|| |
Are you disagreeing with him, or just observing?
both, and doing a poor thoughtless job of it
Must be a whole lot of lawmakers with flat tires.
Let me be as pointed as that threat. If you're in front of my van in the road,
I'll try my best not to hit you, but I'll feel no remorse about
wiping out you or anyone dumb enough to ignore common sense and the very
rule that you've learned since elementary school...
Look both ways!
it was a poor comment on my part, I admit, not intended as a threat, though great disagreement, and stuck an odd tangenty connection.
what I should have said to better express myself is that, as a person who has nearly been killed by a car on my than one ocassion while being entirely safe and law abiding (once while on the sidewalk), I have a strong opinion that the drivers are dangerous, and need to be kept under highly restrictive control in such situations, schools, little residential areas, whatever. The car is the fast moving chunk of metal, and it's error prone. I don't care if it's less fun, or takes longer to get somewhere.