September 21st, 2005

Dancing Thru

Interests meme

LJ Interests meme results

  1. birding:
    I have this bird book I've had since college. It has my life list in it. I got to enter several new sightings, when I was at Tule Lake, this summer.
  2. cats:
    Life is not complete unless you're owned by several cats. It's also one of the nonhuman dialects I speak, though only rudimentarily. (Others are crow and squirrel.)
  3. cookbooks:
    I read them like novels. Also good references for Living History (see #7 on this list). How many do I have? Um, I measure by the running yard, now? I think I have about 12 yards worth.
  4. folk rock:
    Tempest is at the top of the list, followed by the late lamented Phoenyx, but with a lot of others following closely.
  5. hiking:
    Castle Rock, a ~6 mile loop that hits some of the best stuff, including Summit Rock, Loghary Woods, Goat Rock, and the waterfall.
    South Grove, Calaveras Big Trees: it's worth the 3 1/2 mile (one way) hike in to see giant sequoia in their natural habitat.
  6. iron chef:
    The Original. Subtitles, no dubbing, as originally carried on the local Bay Area station. Sakai Rules!
  7. living history:
    So many programs, so little time. But the best are early California/Californio. Must cook Californio food!
  8. roses:
    Older varieties, though Austin and MacGredy roses are good, too. And okay, I love Sutters Gold, even though it's a hybrid tea. Back when I had more time, I used to help with the San Jose Heritage Rose Garden, too.
  9. textiles:
    Ack, it's an addiction, I tell you, an addiction! It ranges from kimono to vintage clothing to fabrics. It's all good.
  10. weapons:
    It started with swords (or maybe my first air rifle?), but it's out of hand. How many women own 2 1/2 cannon? (The 1/2 is because I co-own Goldie, rather than owning her outright.)

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Wrong Way Drivers

What is WITH people? I encountered not one, but TWO wrong-way drivers this lunch. The first guy was ahead of me, and wanted to turn into a street on the left that was on the other side of a median. So he cut across to the OTHER side of the street (against traffic) at an intersection, and swooped into the desired street. Eep. Glad there was no one coming on the other side, right then.

A few blocks later, I'm sitting in the right-hand lane (of two, on my side of the median) at a light and this guy makes a left into the empty lane on my left, on my side of the median. (Maybe he picked up the vibes of the first guy, and was avoiding a head-on encounter with Mr. I-Want-to-Turn-Left?)

Has this been declared Wrong Way Driver Day or something??
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