Friday, January 05, 2007

Twilight Zone

6:40 a.m., driving to work: between distorted black clouds, the sky is laden gray. The moon still hangs above the western mountains. Because of a heavy cloud bank, the sun has yet to come up, an eerie phenomena in this, the land of perpetual sun. The wind is gusting up to 18 miles per hour. A plastic trash can ran the red light at Las Vegas Blvd. and Cheyenne Ave., causing an SUV to swerve, narrowly missing my front end. Both the Internet and the heat are working in my classroom at the same time. I have a feeling this is going to be a Chris Van Allsburg sort of day. NOON -- update: The net is down at work. I had to come home at lunch time for an email fix.

16 Comments:

Blogger Lori's Minute said...

I'll be waiting to see how the rest of the rest of the day gors for you....

1/05/2007 07:25:00 AM  
Blogger QuillDancer said...

Lori -- at 7:23 a.m., the sun burned through the clouds. Blogger is freaking out and refusing to allow me to post -- so far, all is right again in the world.

1/05/2007 07:46:00 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

Yesterday morning I couldn't even get on the net. For some reason, maybe the amount of rain, our phone was dead. It was better later.

his am, nasty cold wet, now sunshine. Go figure...

1/05/2007 09:04:00 AM  
Blogger Malnurtured Snay said...

Did you want to get out of your car and confront the SUV driver? "Hey, that trash can isn't going to do any damage to you, but do you want to spend two years in jail for negligent manslaughter after you hit me? Assmonkey!" Because, I would've wanted to do that.

1/05/2007 10:26:00 AM  
Blogger IntricateGirl said...

"A plastic trash can ran the red light at Las Vegas Blvd."

LOL! What fantastic phrasing.

A Chris Van Allsburg sort of day could mean practically anything. Except boredom. :)

1/05/2007 11:11:00 AM  
Blogger QuillDancer said...

Jill -- we are only slightly less gray at just a little before noon.

Snay -- I am non-confrontational. I just had the arguement in my own head.

IG -- sometimes I am eloquent. Usually, not so much though.

1/05/2007 11:58:00 AM  
Blogger LZ Blogger said...

TURN UP THE HEAT while you still can! ~ jb///

1/05/2007 01:22:00 PM  
Blogger Dr.John said...

I hope they gave the trash can a ticket.

1/05/2007 02:02:00 PM  
Blogger Skittles said...

Have you heard of Blog Hopping? I've just hopped to your site. Come visit MINE where I've left a link to YOURS! (This is NOT an ad.)

1/05/2007 05:58:00 PM  
Blogger QuillDancer said...

LZ -- yep

Dr. John -- no ticket for speeding or littering

Skittles -- tonight I saw your "not an ad" word-for-word on several sites. If iot looks like an ad, reads like an ad, and is placed solely to promote -- it's an ad.

1/05/2007 07:27:00 PM  
Blogger Kyahgirl said...

Hi quilly, happy new year!
I have taken serious steps to reduce my internet addiction this year but I know how painful it is!

1/05/2007 07:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Kat said...

There's no hope for me. Even when I'm studiously trying to avoid blogging, I'm checking e-mail inbetween other things. Where's the 12 step program?

1/06/2007 03:49:00 AM  
Blogger QuillDancer said...

Kyah -- my addiction to the internet probably isn't going to end anytime soon, and currently, I have more incentive for maintaining it, then ending it.

Kat -- I have no idea where you might find a program in your area. I wonder if they have any online chapters ...

1/06/2007 04:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Jackie said...

Oh, Charlene, "online chapters"? I truely can't stop laughing!

1/06/2007 06:52:00 AM  
Blogger QuillDancer said...

Jackie -- think this response went with the post below. Glad you liked my funny.

1/06/2007 06:59:00 AM  
Blogger charlie said...

It's a sickness many of us share :o(

1/06/2007 02:15:00 PM  

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