Something Pithy Here

"Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop." -- The King of Hearts

I'm an adopted Texan. As they say, "I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!" I post pictures and opinions as suits my mood, mostly because I can. Hooray Internet! 

So far I have three blogs here. By the Way is the oldest. I started it in 2003. I lost a couple of years to Vox because I was too lazy to bother to export when they shut down. I consider it an exercise in accepting impermanence. When I followed my husband to Singapore for his first expat assignment, I started (T)expatriate: A Southern Girl in Singapore. That covers 2010 and 2011, give or take. Next came Oslo, and (T)expat 2: Norwegian Boogaloo,  in 2012. Now I'm back home, and back on By the Way.

Pix live on Flickr. I toss links out on Twitter when I feel like it. I'm still not sure what to do with G+ but I kinda like it.

 

This post brought to you by peripheral vision

And/Or good brakes. But probably more good luck than anything else..... "Running a red light" usually means someone trying to sneak through a little bit after their light turns red. This morning some dude barreling down Shepherd didn't even see the light, as far as I can tell. I was the third or fourth car in line, and the guy in front of me had just turned left. I'm halfway across the intersection and all of a sudden I'm slamming on my brakes because a pickup truck is zooming across right in front of me! I thought, wtf, I fell asleep in the intersection or didn't notice the light change or what? but I looked up at my light and sure enough it was still green as green can be. I was inches from having a severely t-boned Miata. That's one way to wake up, but I can't say that I actually recommend it.

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