Thursday, May 29, 2008

There's yer problem


This is what happens when you clip a cinder block on the beltway at 60 miles an hour.

background: 11:15pm, on my way up to 295 to drive past the apartments I'm interested in living at to see the grounds at night, I start seeing piles of rubble here and there in the lanes next to mine. I start trying to figure out where the block is when it looms up into my headlights as I scan back into my lane.

Directly over it with the front wheel, clipped with the back.

I drove almost 5 miles on the tire before it got noisy and blew up. Then I got to change it on the side of 295 with cars zinging past at 70 miles an hour in the dark.


Damage report? None, really - the tire was a total loss (duh), but the only damage to the rim was a scrape on a non-bead surface. I'm guessing the moment it hit the block, the block disintegrated.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Friday, May 16, 2008


I promise that, by Sunday night, I'll have new pictures up.

I'm either going to Wine in the Woods or hiking on Sunday, and tomorrow, I have to be up and on campus by 7:45am, so I'm probably going to go try to catch morning activity at the zoo (for once).


Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Missed some stuff



another caterpillar

Once upon a time, I took pictures and posted them on the internet. I haven't done that in a while, and it's actually been about that same while since I took pictures.