January 25, 2015
Having taken 5 years of Latin in high school, I appreciate the motto at the
University or Toronto's swing Dance Club' website, even if it is bad Latin.
"Veni, Vidi, Lindi"
Ah. The first snow of the season. It just brings out the potential
Darwin Award winners
of 2015 already and that's not even including the Great Blizzard of 2015 that
starts tonight. I just hope they don't take anyone else with them.
- In Watertown Square, I saw a car with half the rear window cleared of
snow. How many people would be stupid enough to *make* a blind spot on their
- In the same area, I saw a van pull away at the light...and all the snow
on their roof slide off the back....onto the car behind them.
- And, my favorite: a car speeding along on Route 128 and the wind picks up a
sheet of snow and slams it into the windshield of the car behind them. Those
ignorant and self-centered jerks deserve a special place in the 9th level of
Hell which, according to some theology, is the furthest from the warmth of
God and therefore, a very cold place.
- This happens every day so I suppose it's a separate issue: on Route 4/225 in
Bedford, there are No Left Turn signs all the way up to Hartwell Avenue, where
there's a turnaround, because that Great Road is busy *all the time*. And
a lot of drivers would rather risk an accident (or a ticket) than drive a
little further to make the legal U-turn; they don't seem to care that they
back up the north-bound traffic while waiting for break in the south-bound
traffic; they don't seem to realize that it might save them time and gas to continue
driving to the turnaround ahead.
And in the aftermath of the Great Blizzard of 2015, it's a good idea to clean off
the headlights and taillights of your car. Why? So other drivers can see