Wednesday, February 17, 2021
on bookFace, someone asked about traffic stops, and I remembered these humorous incidents.
FIRST stop - 1977 - 13yrs old, hauling the mail in a buddy's dad's 1965 Chevy step side. He (the buddy, not his dad) bet me a snickers bar I couldn't drive the truck at 70mph through the "wicked S turns" on a country road in North East Texas. I did, we topped a hill and saw county sheriff headed the other way - I put my foot in it, but officer radioed to the guy behind him! 2 cars? bad luck.
they pulled us over, and read the riot act, wrote me a ticket to go to the courthouse/post office and pay Mrs. Little the Postmaster and County Clerk $15 for speeding. Never asked for a license, didn't know how old I was, but knew my parents.
Had to mow lawns all weekend to get the cash to pay on a Monday morning.
Not my first, but one of my favorites: in Austin, TX, about 1987? I think the Crown and Anchor had recently opened, and I still maybe had a beer or 5 when riding (i never touch a drop if bikes are involved nowadays)
Head out from the crown with a bellyfull of their awesome fries, more than a few beers.... and a group of pals on dirt bikes. I was on a 76-ish Yammie DT400, most of them were on Honda XR600s.... We of course, left the place WFO & wheelies high.
in front of? yeah, ... an officer... he lit up the light show, and we split up and went. I must have drawn the lucky straw, cause he was gonna chase me.
NOT sure why, but I knew there was a park - and I figured there is no way he'd drive car through a park, so I blasted through it like nobody's business. Till i saw a bright red light, felt like I was flying, and woke up on my back on the ground with an officer looking down at me and laughing furiously.
APPARENTLY, I ran through a swingset, which caught me in the chest, lifted me UP UP into the air, and slammed me out cold on my back in the dirt. --- the bike just stopped and fell over. the officer saw it all, and was only briefly worried i didn't break my neck.
"Didn't see it, don't want to know, don't need to see your license, get out of here"
staggering, managed to get bike up, started and go--- next day couldn't breathe, went to St. David's, X-ray showed 3 broken ribs....
Sunday, January 31, 2021
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Kidney Stone Extras
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
second week of new job - they allowed me to come back - I take that as a good sign
there is tons of opportunity - and i am having to hold myself back while I learn
dont be that guy - the one who comes in and knows how to change everything for the better --- until you know what everything does
i'm learning and hoping to contribute.
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Nov 9 - 2020 - new employment
Started new job in the midst of the Corona Pandemic.
How will this work? I am a contract-to-hire (If I do good and they like me - they will hire me)
I am working for DataNetIT - and can never thank my pals Steve, Inder & Bindu enough for helping me find and place here.
High hopes for new stuff to happen, they give me the knowledge and opportunity to truly make a difference