Last week I stopped to get coffee. On the way out of the shopping center, someone pulled out in front of me without looking or slowing down. I might have reacted poorly in this case because I had reached my breaking point of dealing with drivers like this. I’ve seen people run red lights multiple … More People Have Forgotten How to Drive
Every travel day is the same. I wake up early. I’m packed and ready to go. I then wait for hours for anyone else in the family to be here and ready to go. This year is worse because both kids decided to stay at their place until this morning so I am waiting for … More Travel Day
I wasn’t planning to write today, but then my post on lessons I was trying to learn came up in my memories. I read it again and decided I would look to see if I made progress in the 5 years since I wrote it. 1. I Don’t Care – This was about learning to … More Did I Learn My Lesson?
Some background for those not in the DC area – there is a farm in PG County in Maryland that houses dozens of zebras. A couple of months ago a few of them escaped the farm. One was found dead after being caught in an illegal snare trap. The others are still on the loose. … More The Great Zebra Hunt of 2021
Still struggling to write anything coherent. Some would say I’ve been struggling with that since I started this blog eleven years ago. Let’s see what random thoughts come out as I keep going today. Andrew Luck retired this week. He was 29 years old and had suffered multiple injuries and decided it was time to … More Random Thoughts on Random Things
I’ve written about Traffic before. Here as well I once even wrote about traffic for our local Patch back when we had local people running the local Patch. I just did a google search and it’s still out there. Click here if you want to read that one. Guess what? Traffic still really irritates me. I suffer from road … More Drive Angry: Nic Cage Movie or the Story of My Commute?
I have no topic for a long form post today. The following are random short thought that will hopefully pop in my head while I am writing. Hello Guvna: The Governor of Maryland will be at my old branch today. A delegation from his office will be at my current branch today. The Governor will not … More A Collection of Short Tater Thoughts
I can’t remember the actual thing that got me started complaining to my family about people in general yesterday. I was in the car, so I’m assuming it was yet another stupid traffic move by another driver. I decided to post a list of things that people do and have done recently that drive … More A Monday Morning Rant
I hate driving and, unfortunately, find myself driving at least an hour a day for my commute. The worst thing about the suburbs is how much you have to drive. You still have people all over the place, but none of the convenience of a city. If I’m going to live around a bunch of … More Tater Takes on Driving
Today’s prompt for the writing challenge is to talk about my top three pet peeves, so here they are Lateness: It drives me crazy when people are late. My belief is that early is on time, one time is late and late is unacceptable. Lateness shows a lack of respect for the other people involved … More In Day 3 of the Challenge I Feed My Pet Peeves