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27 February 2006 @ 10:49 pm
getting what you want  
I complain on a regular basis that there's no real weather out here. No snow, no thunderstorms. Then mother nature sends a proper storm complete with lightning, pelting rain, and strong winds, and I remember that being blown sideways violently while hydroplaning through lakes of water on the interstate makes for tense driving.

Not to mention the idiots who I saw driving without their lights in the grey light and rain of morning were topped by the idiot who was driving with their lights off in the pouring, pitch black rain on the way home. Who I only saw *after* I had moved into their lane and then only as a dark shape against distant headlights. Though to be fair I think that was obliviousness, not deliberate, as after I slowed down (gently) in front of them and repeatedly flashed my lights they finally clued and flipped them on.
William Ricardirrauwl on February 28th, 2006 07:39 am (UTC)
Cue clueless sportscar driver. Uses our parking lot as a cut through, zipping through at about 35. Of course, right by the street, there's the drain that never catches up to water, leaving a small lake. Unphased, he cruises through it. Hilarity progresses as:

A) The chinese laundry guy cusses him out as...

B) He hydroplanes over the 3 inch curb with a sickening thud as...

C) A vast plume of white smoke pours out from under his hood as his car floods, sputters, and dies.

Nature is a harsh, but funny, mistress.
Lauratavella on February 28th, 2006 06:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Amen
That must have been glorious to watch. I'm always wishing when someone does amazingly stupid things on the road that *this* time there will be a cop around who sees it.

BTW, your email is down? I emailed you with the address the other day.
VanderVeckenxthread on February 28th, 2006 05:51 pm (UTC)
Welcome to the pacific northwet, and a rather violent reminder that we're actually on its southern border?
Laura: flowertavella on February 28th, 2006 06:14 pm (UTC)
Indeed. It's just rare enough that I forget it in between bouts!
VanderVeckenxthread on February 28th, 2006 06:19 pm (UTC)
So does every other driver on the road. It's quite impressive, in a not-remotely good sort of way...
mikkeneko on February 28th, 2006 07:05 pm (UTC)
Pacific northwet. I like that. :)