Saturday, March 25, 2006
Birdsong and More
For the last week, I've been waking up early to the annoying sounds to birds chirping. All sorts of different birds and different chirps. It's very loud. Is this a springtime phenomenon? I wouldn't mind it so much if it didn't start around 6:30am. I have a hard time picturing birds in LA finding worms and bringing them back to the nest, but maybe that's what's happening.
* * *Don't think that people who drive hybrids aren't assholes. I experienced road rage not long ago, mano a mano with a Toyota Prius. I was driving on the 134 east to Pasadena. It was nighttime. There were four lanes in my direction and I was in the second from the right, going about 65 mph. The car behind me started flicking his high beams. He did it about 8 times and it pissed me off. The freeway was relatively empty and there was plenty of room to pass on my left. So I told him to get lost by flashing my brake lights. He got all up in a tissy and passed me super fast on the left. It turned out that it was a Prius. I don't know why this surprised me. What a loser, I thought. So the Prius got in front of me and, still pissed, I high beamed him. Prius did not like this and slammed on his breaks and slowed to like 40 mph. Anyways, he soon got off the freeway.... I usually don't get road rage (probably cuz I hardly drive on the freeway), but it happens and I don't recommend it. Dangerous games people play. The point: people who drive hybrids can be total dickheads. * * *My car gets about 275 miles to the tank, which means I get about 21-22 mpg. No surprise since it's almost all city mileage. I fill up about once a week. Gas is getting expensive again. Last time it cost me $35. * * *One of my favorite things about Saturday morning is waking up and opening all the curtains in the house. (This is something that I only do on the weekends because during the week I just wake up and go.) The sun comes in, I settle onto the couch and drink a cup of coffee. This is living!