Thursday, September 29, 2005

Velvet Revolver Morning

This morning it was Pekoe, our 16 lb orange terror cat's turn to visit the Vet. I left the house around 7:30 and put in Velvet Revolver's Contraband. On the way down Highland i noticed the humongous line of cars queued up bumper to bumper for miles starting at Siegen. All the while, Pekoe was demonstrating his collection of odd cat sounds that he can make. His favorite was a pretty clear meow that began with the letter "j".

Right outside the Vets, I punched it to make a left turn in front of an oncoming car and the next thing i know Pekoe's Kitty Carrier is rolling from one side of my car to the other. The shock of his roll did a lot for his mood because he became quiet and uncharacteristically polite. Fat cat delivered, i shot back down Highland and cut across on Pecue to get over to Perkins which seemed to be moving ok that is until i hit Siegen.

I was the 2nd car in line and when the light turned green i unexpectedly became that guy. That guy who gets stuck in the middle of the intersection when the light turns red that everyone wants to kill, strange since i only moved about 4 car lengths for the cycle. From Siegen to Bluebonnet i never got out of 2nd gear, between there and Essen i got to 3rd twice. I pulled into the Center at 8:30, just in time for the last track to wrap on Contraband, helluva way to spend a morning.


Carrie said...

So is this due to the new post-hurricane traffic or is this the regular BR scene at 8:30 on a Friday?

David said...

This is now post-hurricane traffic in BR. There are also nice bouts of random gridlock like this weekend we had Saturday noon-time deadlock on Bluebonnet. No apparent explanation.