Sunday, November 9, 2008

one for Ed, one for Tibbi...


For Ed:
Today I was driving down Towne and a cyclist was intentionally f*cking with the cars -- riding a snake-like pattern, veering into the center of the lane as a car approached and then out to the side, back and forth. At first I thought he was just trying to keep cars away from him, claiming the lane, but then I noticed that he was flipping off each car that passed him.

One of our neighbors has a story about yelling "Moron!" at a driver who menaced him while he was cycling: the driver stopped the car, got out, and punched him in the jaw. I would not be a bit surprised if this happened to the Sidewinder Cyclist after I drove past (in the far lane from him, escaping his attention).


For Tibbi:

A pal of ours is a pollster and sent me the following numbers for Pomona on Prop. 8: 17,820 in favor, 11,177 opposed. Sad but true.

In other news (or not-news, really), we headed down to dba256 last night for a drink before supper. We spotted Dave Allen, but he looked deep in conversation, so we didn't bother him. Then who should wander up but our own John Clifford. As the three of us chatted on a couch, a couple of other Pomona Heritage members came by and joined us. The five of us talked so long, Mix Bowl was the only place open when we finally turned our attention to supper.

That, I must say, is the dictionary definition of the "local," English style -- the pub where you stumble in for a drop to cure what ails you and end up meeting half your neighbors. I haven't had a local since they closed the Salty Dog Saloon for my going away party in 1988, putting a sign up on the door saying "We're at Meg's -- if you know where that is, you're invited."

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think we may have passed him at the corner of San Bernardino and Towne when we went for our ride.....about 10AM. He commented on my lingerie, or atleast I said thank you before S.

Anduhrew said...

Though I was busy doing homework, I was there in spirit! I'll be inviting you guys to our final presentation.

tibbi said...

those poll result are a sign of the work we still need to do around here.


....i think we all need a beer field trip sometime soon...

we need to keep our strength for this job

Ed said...

S and I could drown a few voting booth blues. Now even my lawn is bringing me down.

Anduhrew said...

I'm ready for a night out, I could do some advising on the lawn blues.

tibbi said...

hhhmmmm....


I love dba, but I want to drown my own sorrows freely without prospect of having to serve someone else and therefore missing conversations

but where can we go?

tibbi said...

idrinklocalyoucantoo@yahoo.com

just e-mail me guys with any suggestions adn we'll make a date