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#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.
Feb 03, 2013 (10:37 am)
There's a difference in talking about the Super Bowl (that's news) and saying come to my bar for a Super Bowl party. Unless you've paid the NFL for the promotion rights, you'll hear from them on that.
Bad wreck around here last night, but haven't heard the details or if it was related to the snow and ice on the roads. Injuries, not fatal. We only get about one bad one a year.
Feb 03, 2013 (1:41 pm)
apparently a considerable percentage of drivers intentionally swerve to hit turtles too - not just puddles to soak pedestrians.
#21359 of 22403 Re: turtles [elias]
Feb 03, 2013 (1:46 pm)
My wife had better not see anyone swerve to hit a squirrel. It would be the last thing they'd do... with their car or themselves in one piece that is. No kidding.
Feb 03, 2013 (4:10 pm)
Squirrels are the *EVIL* minions of an interdimensional alien overlord bent on the conquest of our world!
(Below is a rare glimpse of the evilness that is 'squirrel'.)
Feb 03, 2013 (6:08 pm)
Had a squirrel run in front of me today - I don't brake or swerve. They are quick little bastards.
Had a Lexus ES in front of me, 5-10 under, weaving all over the road, couldn't see the driver's head. After a mile or so of barely moving along (say 20-22 in a 30), it turned - at about 4mph, and the fintail's loud horn honked for some reason. Nothing else obnoxious today other than the usual slowpokes.
#21362 of 22403 Re: . [fintail]
Feb 04, 2013 (10:29 am)
This weekend there were an unusually high number of drivers using their turn signals here! Unfortunately, many of them (on the order of six or seven over the weekend) were using the wrong signal (most typically using the left signal, but turning right); how does one even do that?