However, I really don't think the weather should give everyone an excuse to drive like a total idiot and I've been seeing this happening with alarming frequency ever since the heat started.
Turn signals? We don't need no stinkin' turn signals! Making a turn? Sure, make your turn, get on the main road, then come to a full, complete, stop in the middle of the road causing everyone behind you to have to jamb on the brakes. Do this especially if you've gotten the green in one of those lights that only stays green for six seconds so everyone is in a gawdawful hurry.
And my personal favorite, cut me off in the high speed lane of a 3 lane highway, then proceed to go 20 miles below the speed limit. And please, think of that high speed lane as your personal travel lane, okay? Don't move out of it for love or money, it's your lane, after all.
Ran into the second one twice yesterday, then once today. Not fun. Thank god the new car has a terrific ALB system. That puppy stops on a dime.
Went into Target today, because I had to pick up something for my Dad. My dad is a great guy, but he doesn't quite seem to understand that if you want music, you go to a store that sells CD's and find what you want. He'll mention there is a song he wants to get on CD or tape, and then tell me the only record stores are three towns over and he doesn't see why he should go all that far and have to deal with the traffic on route 9, just to get a CD. I have pointed out to him several times that other stores sell CD's, he doesn't have to go to a "Record store" but I don't think he gets it. And, I know Newburry Comics makes him a little nervous. So, I decided I'd go out and pick up the CD he wants. (Johnny Cash, 16 Greatest Hits. Mostly for the song "Daddy Sang Bass." )
Well, I went into Target and located the CD pretty quick. Then, I looked around for a bit. They had a big display of fans. I picked up one of those small desk fans, because I really could use one. I started looking at it, when this woman just grabbed it out of my hands and goes, "I saw it first!"
So, I said, "Oh, I'm sorry. I'll just grab one of the other nine hundred they've got stacked up here. Wouldn't want to touch the fan you saw first!"
I could understand if this was the only fan in the store, but trust me, Target had lots and lots of the same fans. But, maybe that fan was a special fan, that spoke in secret fan language talking to that woman. In which case, she's welcome to it. The last thing I want is a fan that communicates with me telepathically.
And, since Target was air conditioned and my apartment is not, I took a good long time, walking around. Went to the toy isle, to see if by chance, they had a MLP picture book or something that might give me some more scans. I didn't find one, which is okay. But, I did find out that WalMart has a huge selection of My Little Ponies. And a huge assortement of fake ones too. One was called, "My Pretty Pet" or something like that. Not a bad "Fake" Cost exactly the same, made by one of the legit companies, and really was rather pretty. Others were much cheaper and clearly fake. While I was looking at them, a woman came over, grabbed about three real ponies and three fakes. We struck up a conversation, and as it turns out the real ones are for her daughter who is in her late teens and collects them. The "fakes" are for her other daughter, who is much younger and still likes to lop the hair off, and other general acts of destruction. I guess if you're young enough to destroy, you're young enough to be fooled by a fake one. I think the woman is damned clever. Imagine what her collecter daughter would do if the younger one was constantly ruining real MLP's? Anarchy!
I bought a package of twizzlers also. Twisted Paradise Pull and Peel twizzlers to be exact. When I was growing up, we had strawberry and black twizzlers. Now they have 900 million different types, but I can't remember the last time I saw black.
So, that is about the sum of my exciting day. Wheee! Chrissy has the right idea. She's fixed herself a little hidy hole. It's near the heater, so at first I thought she was crazy, but I leaned down to pet her and it does feel cooler, so she's probably smarter than all of us.
I'm off to take a shower cause I really need to feel cool for about five seconds. Then, maybe, I'll put some more work into my MLP Sim2 bedroom set.