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Jan 29, 2013 (5:56 pm)
Jetta just rear ended a Fusion, right outside/below my front room window (phone photo through screen). I could only see cracked bumpers, but the impact was loud enough to make me get up and look:
#21348 of 22403 Re: . [fintail]
Jan 30, 2013 (9:29 am)
"Oops! Sorry, dude, I was texting my girlfriend!"
#21349 of 22403 Re: . [xwesx]
Jan 30, 2013 (11:26 am)
Funny thing, I could hear the Fusion guy talking pretty loudly to Jetta woman.
Speaking of texting - heading to work early this morning, around 0530. On a straight road, very few cars, but notice a few going around something very slow. I caught up and went by, it was a Highlander, driver had a phone up almost to their face, not talking, but apparently reading it. Very good, especially with the propensity of local joggers/dog walkers to go out at night in a black cap/black top/black pants/black shoes/etc.
Jan 31, 2013 (9:42 am)
Yesterday we had a high of over 50 and most of the snow melted causing puddles. The area I was driving through had a lot of offices, restaurants, and hotels. The sidewalks are separated from the road by about 20 feet, not including the shoulder/bike lane. Traffic was moving about 30 and a Honda/Kia/Hyundai three cards ahead of me moved very quickly to his right. About 6 feet. To hit the puddle well out of lane we were traveling. To soak a couple of guys in suits who happened to be walking on the sidewalk.
#21351 of 22403 Re: WTF [jjackson12]
Jan 31, 2013 (9:44 am)
That is so incredibly pathetic; what a sad life that person must have.
#21352 of 22403 Re: WTF [jjackson12]
Jan 31, 2013 (7:19 pm)
maybe the Occupy movement people got tired of living in tents?
#21353 of 22403 cabin fever setting in?
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Feb 02, 2013 (10:31 am)
An older gentleman a couple of blocks away cruised by a few minutes ago with his Ranger mostly covered in snow. His windshield was clear at least but he left the wipers sticking straight out. Get in and go I guess. At least the powdery stuff we get here blows off easily.
Just now a guy was jogging down the street in the other direction pushing a snowblower. Trying to stay warm I guess.
Feb 02, 2013 (6:17 pm)
Today featured some of the worst Saturday traffic in Bellevue I have ever seen. I don't know if it was Superbowl party shoppers or closed 520 or what - decent volumes, LOTS of slowpokes, and maybe only every other car using a signal, lots of no lights cars past sunset, too (dark cloudy day). Didn't notice any phone yappers anyway. Winner was probably a rental Eclipse that cut me off, then slowly moved from green, a half block later panics, slams on brakes, throws a wildly illegal u-turn, and then creeps down the road the other way. Second place goes to a Sentra that performed another illegal u-turn - couldn't make it so had to do an 8 point turn, cop sitting at a light adjacent didn't raise an eyebrow.
#21355 of 22403 Re: . [fintail]
Feb 03, 2013 (9:41 am)
Today featured some of the worst Saturday traffic in Bellevue I have ever seen. I don't know if it was Superbowl party shoppers or closed 520 or what
Was also out driving, including shopping areas. Don't recall seeing a single inconsiderate. Maybe the cold weather and snow had something to do with it.
On the football game. Got to be careful in how to reference this game on Feb 3. It is the "big game". Only those licensed by the football league can mention or use their trademarked and/or copyrighted name.
#21356 of 22403 Re: . [xrunner2]
Feb 03, 2013 (10:29 am)
Right... the Big Game between the San Francisco 50s - 1 and the Baltimore Black Birds.
Snow here each of the last two evenings and promised again for tonight... no problem for me as I'll be planted in front of my TV watching the Sup... uh, the Big Game. To be honest, I'll mostly be watching the commercials. I already know Coach Harbaugh is going to win.
Even with the snow the last couple of nights drivers were pretty well behaved. Just a few incidences of failure to signal lane changes, failure to brush snow off windows. I observed far more cases of considerate driving than inconsiderate driving... nice to see and very smart given the slippery roads.