January 9th, 2003


Our Police Department Hires Geniuses...

So, on my drive home this evening, there was a section of road blocked off. I didn't see exactly why, but there was a fire truck and several police cars in the area. In addition, there were police officers directing cars onto the parallel sides streets to bypass the closed area. There are roads to both sides of Shenandoah Ave. So, from Shenandoah, the officers were directing everyone to TURN LEFT. Which meant when it was time to turn back onto Shenandoah, you had to TURN LEFT AGAIN. But... you see...

map of messed-up routing

All those left turns were crossing the opposing traffic. It was a nightmare. It was a mess. It had to have been set up by geniuses (tm).

EDIT 01/10/03: I have replaced the ASCII illustration with a proper graphic. The green area is where the road was blocked. Because of the setup of side streets, the turns were just really annoying, since traffic was "crossing" itself twice.
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And now that I've got that out of the way...

I realized while stuck in the massive line to turn around the detour (see previous entry), that the radio stations here suck.

The DJ's suck. The promotions suck. The annoying local advertisements REALLY SUCK! (Be glad you don't have ads for the Shelor Motor Mile. Though I'm sure you have your local equivalent...)

I need to burn more CDs. Good music (without stupid ads or stupid "radio personalities") can make the situation a lot less tense.

I would say just get XM or Sirius or something, but I'll bet they suck, too. They probably have "radio personalities" of their own. But it would fix the annoying local ad problem!
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    hungry hungry