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Work is blowin’ up. The office is buzzing. It used to be a handful of us, now there are phones ringing, people talking, whiteboards full of numbers and arrows, and cubicles full of people. Thinking back to one year ago or two years ago and comparing that to where we are now. . . wow. It is quite amazing to think just how far we’ve come, and just how much farther we have to go. But it couldn’t be more exciting.

Evidence:

In other news for this particular Wednesday, Minds in the Gutter, our bowling team, took charge tonight and swept our opponents despite being one person short for a third straight week. On the way to bowling after work, I was one car away from being nailed by a drunk driver. Sitting in rush hour traffic at a stop, the lady in the car to my right got clipped by a lunatic drunk who hit her (no brakes and no squaling tires). He hit her, went up on two wheels (Dukes of Hazzard style) and while still accelerating, jumped the curb and finally hit a tree, then the wall, before finally stopping. I got out, made sure the lady was ok (she seemed to be), but since I was stuck in traffic, I couldn’t get to the other guy (drunk ass). Others tended to him, so I called 911 and reported it. But my car was blocking traffic, so I took off. Scary just how wasted the guy was that despite rush hour traffic, he couldn’t quite figure out “stop” when approaching parked cars.

It’s cooling off a bit finally, so the Hybrid is getting better mileage since I don’t have to run the A/C as much.

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  • Nathan September 15, 2005, 1:59 am

    Was that that accident that happened on Priest? I think I saw something like that there. Like there was a white car that hit a bush and tree or something and the other car was like blocking traffic. That’s what I don’t understand. Why do people just like block traffic with their accidents? Why not just move to the side of the road and be smart about it.

  • Administrator September 15, 2005, 7:50 am

    Yes, that was the same one. I just happened to be right next to it when it happened. The lady that got hit didn’t really speak English very well, so she didn’t quite get what we were all telling her to do. I was actually the one blocking traffic initially, but I moved in front of her to open up the left lane.

    I was going to get out and check on the other guy, but the traffic wouldn’t let me cross the street. Luckily someone else went over there by that point.

    We wouldn’t have traffic accidents that block traffic if people wouldn’t get rip-roaring drunk at 4:30 in the afternoon and try to drive like Bo and Luke Duke!

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