Archive for January 13th, 2008

Fort Funston

After a slight delay, we returned to our regularly scheduled program. Like I said before, the weather is absolutely beautiful. However, it happens to be high tide. Kind of puts a damper on walking very far. Right now, Perl and I have retreated up the cliff. Luckily she figured out how to get down on her own. She is having fun running up and down and playing in the waves. I was just about to say she hadn't been sprinting when she ran by at full speed. My dog running at full velocity on the beach is truly a beautiful thing to watch. At this moment, I'm not sure it would be possible for her to be happier.

Strike two

I was already having kind of a shitty day, only made worse by the first beautiful weather we'd had in weeks. No one wants to be grumpy on a nice day.

So I packed Perl into the car and we drove to San Francisco. It is sunny and 60. Couldn't be more perfect.

As we waited for the light to turn green so that we could make a u-turn to get to Fort Funston, I startled myself by screaming.

It took a second to realize that I had just been rear-ended. I've never been in an accident before.

No one was hurt. Our dogs seemed unfazed. We exchanged information and I called my insurance to file a claim. I actually feel bad for the girl. New Saab. Today is her thirtieth birthday. Brakes just didn't work as well as she had thought. Part of her bumper detached.

The only damage I could find to my car was this license plate light and a couple scratches. Guess we will see what the mechanics say.

This reminded iDad of the following joke:

Bad Day

I rear ended a car this morning…
I tell you, I knew it was going to be a REALLY bad day!
The driver got out of the other car, and he was a DWARF!!
He looked up at me and said “I am NOT Happy!”
So I said, “Well…. Which one ARE you then?”
That’s how the fight started…

Body Worlds

Spent this evening at the Tech Museum in San Jose with one of my kids from work, Double-D, and his parents. We went specifically to the Body Worlds exhibit. It was absolutely amazing. The human body is incredible, and I’m surprised that all the pieces function together as well as they do. The experience was even better because Double-D’s Dad is a doctor, so he could tell us all kinds of things about the exhibits.

If you haven’t seen Body Worlds yet, I highly recommend it. Please note that it did make me a little queasy. It was really hard when I realized that these were all real people who used to have skin and parents and friends and that they loved and learned and lived. I found that it helped to take deep breaths and look away occasionally.

You can see Body Worlds in the following North American locations:

San Jose until January 26, 2008
Milwaukee Jan 18 – June 1, 2008
Baltimore Feb 2 – Sept 1, 2008
Los Angeles March 14 – Sept 7, 2008

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