Random Reader Rant and/or Revel

You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. I’ll open this thread every Monday and Friday. So anything good happen to you this weekend?

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  • Rant: People who drive while talking on their cell phone drive slower than everyone else and hold up traffic. I wonder if they realize that other drivers can tell they are talking on their cell phone solely by the way they are driving in traffic.

  • Cab companies? Who do you like? I have lived in CH for 3 years and, although it is no problem getting a cab to take me home now, I have the damnedest time trying to get a cab to come and pick me up (or more commonly, pick up a guest after the metro closes). They either promise to come and don’t show up, or just flat out tell me no, or take 3 hours to get here. Anybody have a company they recommend for pickups?

  • DC Driver. I live a mile from the Takoma Metro. Most days, I walk home. I often play a game in order to pass the time. I count the number of drivers in violation of the city’s cell phone “law.” It is a way of making virtual $$$ for DC. On average, “they” make at least a grand (tickets are $100.00 pop, if I recall correctly) by the time I walk in the front door…And yes, many of them are driving slowly. They are also as oblivious as hell.

  • Revel: Some unconnected, absolute strangers who don’t even know me, posted good reader reviews of my new novel (The Devil’s Paintbox) on Amazon and Goodreads.

    Rant: My lazy-butt friends who were supposed to be stuffing the reviews with 5 star ratings haven’t done their assignments yet!

  • Hoodrat, I bought a car years ago due to DC cabs.

  • rave: drove down to visit my boyfriend in North Carolina. It was a beautiful weekend and I loved seeing him/where he lives/trains. I also loved the warm weather and driving down the interstate windows down, music blaring, wind in my hair.

    rant: Fayetteville, NC is the pits. No wonder he jokingly calls it Fayette-nam its got strip clubs, strip malls, soldiers, and bars pretty much. I had considered it for a post grad school placement but heck no now that i’ve been there.

  • Rave: The nice weather this weekend and getting outside.

    Rant: Witnessing an awful car accident on Saturday night/Sunday morning on U Street which threw a cab into a crowd of people pinning a girl underneath it. Also annoying is that I can’t find any coverage of it to find out if everyone is ok.

  • Rave: I finally received my POP t-shirt in the mail!! *yippee*

    Rant: I think it might fit my thigh *sigh*

  • Hoodrat – I had good experiences with Diamond cab lately. They showed up within 10 minutes. Yellow Cab usually takes about an hour or so to show up.

  • Rave: Looking forward to cuttin’ loose in a raucus Purim celebration

    Rant: Haman . . . the dude just sucked

  • Thanks, Niko. I’ll try Diamond next time.

  • Rant and Rave: Waiting to hear back on an offer for a house… I hate real estate. This is the last time I ever buy.

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