December 07, 2005

One of those days....

I get to work at 9:30. Strangely enough, there was a kick-ass parking spot open. Yay! So then I walk into the office, only to be greeted by "Yeah, uh, we don't have internet". So I sat and did what I could, then went and told our business manager that I was leaving. And left.

Got on the 110 N coming home, and (for a change) it was not bad. In fact it was wide open except for the I-10 interchange. I fly through downtown, and coming through the last tunnel in the RIGHT lane I see it all stopped ahead of me. DEAD stop. Shit. Can't get over for the exit. STUCK.


At least the right lane appears to be moving reasonably well compared to the other 2 lanes......

Then I hear "honk!!!! honk!!!!" behind me. Here comes the fire truck. SO I had to squeeze over for him to get through. Nice thing, though, I got back behind the fire truck, which cut off a lot of traffic.

Eventually we see what happened, a white Acura trying to take that first curve too fast (probably >80) flipped in the left lane and landed upside down in the right. These people should know, if the sign says 40, 80 ain't gonna do it.

Just before the exit. Grrrr.....

Anyway, the FD and ambulance were leaving as I got there, and the rest of the ride was uneventful.

Until....I get over to the right lane to turn right at the end of the freeway, and there's orange cones everywhere. Right and middle lanes, so I had to fight my way back left just to go right.

At least I made it home. Better than I can say for the dude in the Acura......

Posted by caltechgirl at December 7, 2005 11:46 AM | TrackBack

I was stuck on the Pasadena Freeway the other day because some moron rear-ended someone else. I'm to the point where I have no sympathy for people who crash their cars on that freeway. Their disregard for common sense is ultimately inconveniencing me. And I won't stand for it.

Posted by: Cardinal Martini at December 7, 2005 04:53 PM

I'm glad I don't have to take the highway/freeway/tollway to work.

Posted by: Contagion at December 8, 2005 05:37 AM

I second Contagion's thoughts. 'bout the worst I have to deal with is the occasional piece of farm equipment.

The couple of times I've been to San Diego / LA areas I've enjoyed everything except the traffic. From my most recent trip I slip into uncontrollable spasms anytime somebody mentions the 405 around LA.

Posted by: phin at December 8, 2005 12:40 PM