April 5th, 2005


Pet Peeves: The Driving Edition

* when people don't wave after I let them in in a trafficky situation. Extra bonus peeve if you're talking on the phone; if you weren't gluing a tiny phone to your ear, you'd have a free hand to give me a friendly wave.

* when people honk in traffic that's not going anywhere. Has this EVER in the history of the concepts of traffic and honking gotten someone out of the gridlock faster?? Yes, yes, I know that you feel better letting everyone else know you're pissed off, but do you really think you're special?

* when people cede their right-of-way. They seem to think they're being nice, when, in fact, they're fucking up the flow of traffic.

* when people ignore someone ELSE's right-of-way. Dangerous, annoying, and, no doubt, it leads to further instances of people ceding their right of way simply out of confusion.

* when people gun their engines in anticipation of a light change. Really. Is this necessary?

* when people don't stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk. It's a crosswalk for a reason; don't be a jerk.

spring is in the air!

On Sunday, Aileen and I were driving back from a lovely visit to Maine, and as we came south, I noticed the first blush of reddish buds on the tips of some trees along the way. April 3rd, my first day of spring, just as I predicted in March!

And today, as we all know, it was gorgeous. After work, I started my first garden project! With luck, it'll bear fruit. Without luck, I still get to get my hands dirty and play in the sun. Tough life, eh? :)