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If people would, when they see the blinking hazard sign which says "LEFT LANE CLOSED AHEAD" get into the right lane immediately, instead of RACING to where they will be forced into the right turn lane, ALL of us would get there a lot faster. Instead, we're bottle-necked because these MORONS just HAVE to race past the line and squeeze in ahead of everyone who waited patiently! (Grrr. Argh. Frickin' two-thirds of Phoenix is under construction, especially between here an the office.)

So a drive that normally takes me about ten minutes took roughly thirty this afternoon, then more construction on Oak and moronic drivers who appear to be in the left lane but meander into the right just as you're trying to pass them on the right.

But on the plus side, I seem to have lost 3 pounds since the top of the month, so working out is, well, working.







I posted a shot of this from around the back, from the theatres at the Esplanade, but this is the front. I love this building, even if John McCain has a residence here.



Hey, look, we're up to today.


Oh, it's him again:



Am still cranky. At least lately I've been in a good enough mood to notice when the creeping melancholies come, well, creeping.

OMG, I left this sitting here and didn't POST it last night? *IS DUMB*

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cornerofmadness
Mar. 25th, 2011 03:01 am (UTC)
ugh I hate when people do that and i usually won't let them in. bite me moron.

that is a nice apt complex

he is a cute kitty
wildrider
Mar. 25th, 2011 03:14 am (UTC)
If I've seen them pull a bonehead maneuver I won't let them in (some guy honked and shouted at me once, but I hate to break it to him -- I'm driving a 22-year-old 1500 Suburban with bad paint and I don't CARE if you hit me, jerk, I WILL win.

I wish they gave tours to people who just want to see the inside of the building, who aren't prospective buyers...

cornerofmadness
Mar. 25th, 2011 03:18 am (UTC)
snort, good point

i hear you. I've considered making a chiro apt I don't want just to see the inside of that house
wildrider
Mar. 25th, 2011 03:48 am (UTC)
There's another great condo/office building across the street from this one, I have to get a shot of - it's designed like a metal version of a Japanese house (looks like paper sliding doors all over, but is glass and steel) with a full-scale green roof (you can see the trees up there!) -- I'd LOVE to see the inside.

cornerofmadness
Mar. 25th, 2011 03:51 am (UTC)
oh that sounds too cool. I hope you do get a shot. for that matter, I'm nearly out of pics. I better get moving
wildrider
Mar. 25th, 2011 03:59 am (UTC)
What I have to do is park and walk up 24th. I can get better pictures that way, than trying to do it while driving (got this one while sitting at the light on Highland).

cornerofmadness
Mar. 25th, 2011 04:01 am (UTC)
I hear you I'll park at the library and walk up south street to do the same
evil_little_dog
Mar. 25th, 2011 03:07 am (UTC)
Yay, dancing grackle! We got to watch one bathing earlier today in front of Mom's house.
wildrider
Mar. 25th, 2011 03:15 am (UTC)
I love to watch them strut! (They always look very self-important!)
evil_little_dog
Mar. 25th, 2011 03:27 am (UTC)
They are very self-important birds. And I love their icy eyes.
wildrider
Mar. 25th, 2011 03:49 am (UTC)
I've seen flocks of them on the grass all with their beaks stuck up in the air like they're watching something. A parliament of grackles!
evil_little_dog
Mar. 25th, 2011 03:59 am (UTC)
hahahahaha...

Mom sometimes has them at her birdfeeder and I always giggle when I see them there.
nutmeg3
Mar. 25th, 2011 03:42 am (UTC)
I always say hell is other drivers, and I am not wrong. That building is cool. At first glance I thought it wasn't finished yet, which is a cool effect.
wildrider
Mar. 25th, 2011 03:51 am (UTC)
It's very awesome looking--the balconies fascinate me, since they don't appear to have any support at all--they're just triangles stuck out at odd angles, and I'm guessing that oval up top is where the pool is, but I'm not sure (you can kind of see from below, there's something that looks vaguely like cabanas; there is at least a garden up there!).

ljs
Mar. 25th, 2011 10:12 am (UTC)
Driving in construction = rage. I send sympathies.

But hurrah for working out and weight loss! [applauds]
wildrider
Mar. 26th, 2011 03:38 am (UTC)
Now if I can just keep it up! :-)

Happy weekend!
emerybored
Mar. 25th, 2011 12:54 pm (UTC)
When my ex lived in Tempe (going to ASU) it seemed like University near campus was never NOT under ridiculous amounts of construction. They're widening the central circular freeway around Houston right now, and the traffic on my route to work is nightmarish. I especially ESPECIALLY hate when there's an obvious lane merge ahead (with signs for miles in advance) and jerks STILL wait until the last minute to speed ahead and merge. I'm one of those people who is very much like, "You had a chance, buddy. I'm not sharing the road with you." Now, if the person legitimately doesn't seem to notice, and puts on their signal indicator, I'll generally let them in. It's all about courteousness with me. You try to barge in my lane without any permission or warning, I'm mad.

Churro is SO CUTE OMG.

Cranky = sucky. I feel you. But, at least you're aware of the cranky blues. That's something.
wildrider
Mar. 26th, 2011 03:41 am (UTC)
They're putting something new in around the airport, and it's got my route to work in a hellish mess. Blargh.

Yes, he is. Terribly, adorably evil.
emerybored
Mar. 26th, 2011 07:57 am (UTC)
Lili is currently the cute bane of our existence. You can only go about 30 minutes without yelling 'LILI!' at her for something. Generally, it's her getting on the tops of the tables and the kitchen counter (HUGE no-no). She knows already that we are only angry for about five seconds before her cuteness cures any hurt - until she breaks something important and irreplaceable, at which point Mom will just kill her. Until then she's tiny, fearless, and WAY too curious for her own good. I would post pictures, but she never stops moving long enough to catch her in a still photo.
wildrider
Mar. 26th, 2011 01:10 pm (UTC)
You have to catch them at those odd moments when they run temporarily out of kitten energy and shut down for a spell. It doesn't last long, but it happens!

Their cuteness is what prevents them from being murdered on a regular basis.
sillymagpie
Mar. 25th, 2011 10:35 pm (UTC)
I hate people who cut in traffic, too. Grr!

Sometimes I think crews put out traffic cones just for fun. I've been past plenty of them where nothing's going on.

Churro is really laying on the cute!
wildrider
Mar. 26th, 2011 03:43 am (UTC)
Construction! Phoenix!
framefolly
Mar. 27th, 2011 03:08 am (UTC)
You have got to come visit and take lots of pictures!

Oh Churro. How I want to sniff your belleh...
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