Tuesday, January 28, 2014

I Fell

"I just want to go home and watch John Wayne films in my pajamas with my cap gun pistol belt on..." -Francesca Welsh-

"I take people at their word.  It's both my best and worst quality..." -Abby Bland-

"If you don't like our wings, we'll give you the bird." -Sign at Pluckers-

"Mommy, what kind of bird, and how big is it?..." -Allison Juarez-

Good evening everyone.  Just a short post for you tonight with random things ("WOW, that's news Coach")...  Let's start with another obligatory Las Vegas photo...

This is a shot of myself and some lucky cocktail waitress that was taken about 100 years ago...  I believe this was at the Four Queens (based on her dress), but I could be wrong...  Oh, look..., another Vegas photo...


No freakin' way...  This is a ride at the top of the Stratosphere (yeah, the big tower that overlooks Las Vegas).  I recently 'liked' or 'followed' A BUNCH of Las Vegas casinos and related pages on facebook and Twitter, and this photo was posted by the good people at the Stratosphere.  Do you have any idea how high up these people are?  #reallyreallyhigh

So yeah, I fell on my way into work today.  We had the strangest day (in relation to closures) here in Austin.  I checked the University of Texas at Austin website RIGHT UNTIL I left for work at 7:15 a.m. (which would get me there a few minutes late, but I knew that wasn't going to be a problem, BECAUSE...  Yeah, we were under another Winter Weather Advisory (if you'll remember, I didn't work last Friday, due to the weather)...  Well, the thing today was that the precipitation wasn't due to begin until about 5 a.m. (which it did, but just a little north of Austin).  Long story short, schools and businesses seemed reluctant to close up shop today after so many did so on Friday, so off to work we went.  The temperatures were already below freezing when the light precipitation began, so accidents started happening, EVERYWHERE..., especially since there was so much traffic on the roads compared to Friday, when the city was shut down to a much greater extent.  Looking at the KXAN website tonight, Austin police reported over 270 accidents since midnight - YEAH...  Okay, so I'm still walking to work, and I'm walking carefully, but not carefully enough...  On a bit of sidewalk with a little downslope, my left foot slid out, causing my knee to bend inward as I fell down (like a baseball slide), while the outside of my right let (shin) also hit the ground, at which point my right hand caught my body from completely pancaking onto the sidewalk.  INSTANTLY, I laughed out loud, as if to say, "of course that was going to happen..."  So at 8:12 a.m., the University of Texas decides to close the campus until noon.  Well, our boss let us continue to work if we had already shown up, although we had the option to go home.  My attitude was, "I fell down already, so I'm getting paid today..."  Then at 11:18, just as we were about to go to lunch, UT closed the campus for the rest of the day.  Countless people were furious, having already had to fight LONG TRAFFIC LINES (remember the over 270 reported accidents?) to get to campus, only to hear that the opening had been delayed, and then that the campus had been closed (whichever respective boat they were in, depending on when they left their homes).  In response to the UT facebook page (which was reporting the university updates), several students had also reported that they had either fallen or had seen other students fall...  So yeah, it's been that kind of day around here...  Oh, and I'm fine (from my fall) - don't worry about me...  ;)

Oh, just one more photo for you tonight...  I saw this one a day or two ago, and it made me smile...


Now that's my kind of calamari, AND it's with my FAVORITE - Kraft Mac & Cheese...  :D  Have a good one, and I'll see you on Thursday or Friday...  ;)

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