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1.17.2007

I Made It In To Work

. . . thanks to a sled, my trusty team of dogs, and a flask of whiskey. There are lots of bodies out there - this Arctic Blast II of 2007 has taken no prisoners. But I got a little carried away when I shook my fist at the heavens and proclaimed, "Hey, Wintery Mix! You can't touch me!"

19 comments:

comment4U said...

Put down the flask....;)

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Anonymous said...

Touch this! I can't believe all you 'real Texans'. You can't drive worth a $hit! Hail Liberals!

Anonymous said...

1:18, I agree, all liberals can go to hail.

Anonymous said...

Saw a lot of big ole trucks with big ole tars slipping and sliding and off the roads, and thought of an old saying: "It's not the arrows, it's the Indian". Dear Bubba: ice don't give a flip how big/little your truck/privates are.

Andria said...

Try being in (not so) sunny San Antonio. One local news station here has been broadcasting LIVE from 4:00 a.m. - noon each day for the past few. The palm plants in my front yard have icicles hanging from them. This is the second day of no classes at the law school - and I always thought that we would have to see Four Horsemen on fast approach before they would shut down the carnival of academia that is St. Mary's.

...having grown up in the hinterlands of West Texas, I believe I'm a qualified inclement weather driver. However, I refuse to venture forth because the usually irresponsible and wretched San Antonio drivers REALLY don't know what they're doing now.

Anonymous said...

1:42 cracks me up. Guess he or she can't spell hell, it's H-E-L-L, not H-A-I-L. I was patting my fellow jackasses on the back. Hehehehehehehehehehe!

Anonymous said...

Barry, it's a slow day and I'm in the mood. How about posting something controversial? I'm game for some action, spice, what have you?

Pseudonym said...

Hello frostbitten Texans! Its a clear beautiful day up in Canada again with temperataure slightly below freezing. Roads are dry and traffic moving nicely. Also, Tourism Canada is throwing in free flu vaccines for the first 1000 American visitors.

Anonymous said...

What about the Muslim senator? Any news on him? How bout the fact that Blockbuster is stocking the new release of The Da Vinci Code? or this, that many churches cancelled because of weather, whoa ye of little faith, drive cautious and trust our Savior will keep you from harm. Was this lack of faith not sinful? See you at the beer barn!

Anonymous said...

Sue, We get our flu shots free here too but we don't have to stand in line like people in Russia to get their one allotted potatoe. But thanks for thinking of us.

Anonymous said...

1:50...You really seem to hate trucks and the people that drive them! I drive a car, but also own a truck that I drive sometimes...like today! I agree with your indian analogy, but it is nice to have them big ol' tars and that 4wheel drawve on a day like today! By the way, them big ol' tars got a few car driving co-workers to the office today!

Pseudonym said...

You are so right! Last winter I got in the wrong line and ended up with a breast exam instead of a flu shot. The lines are colour coded and I confused purple with lilac. This year I brought my wife along to deal with the colours.

Anonymous said...

Watch out for the pap smears and bung hole exams. I hear your doctors are light in the loafers.

Anonymous said...

3:14, the problem is big tires and four-wheel drive will not help you stop. Four-wheel drive only helps you to gain traction on take off. Once you hit a patch of ice, none of it will help you regain traction or stop before you careen off into a ditch. If these people you've helped get to work own front wheel drive cars, they're morons if they couldn't get to work.

Anonymous said...

Front wheel drive will not help you stop either, just help you steer out of a skid if it happens! The key is not to skid, then tire size/front wheel drive/four-wheel drive do not matter! Gaining traction during take-off does help in ice if you have to traverse an incline, brakes however are not your friend on ice no matter what you drive! But given the fact that many fellow Wise Countians cannot drive on ice, I choose the truck with them big ol' tars in this weather! If they make a mistake I am more protected, and If I have to get into the ditch to avoid some idiot, I can get back out! And for my idiot co-workers, well they too were just more comfortable in the big ol' truck with them big ol' tars!

m&m said...

Pseudonym, where in Canada are you? I spent 2 years in the Winnepeg, Manitoba area and was just wondering.

Anonymous said...

4:58, putting weight over the drive wheels does indeed help with traction. And narrow tires will slice through snow patches. Keep on trying to justify that purchase to yourself. I would too if I spent money on worthless baubles.

PS: The point is not going into the ditch in the first place. Once your truck starts in, it has a much larger chance of rolling over due to a high center of gravity and large mass. Yet another disadvantage.

Amazingly, in states where winter weather is much worse get by with AWD with narrow tires (which is not the same as 4WD) and FWD cars just fine.

Anonymous said...

5:35..I never said a car, or front-wheel drive car was a bad choice, but a truck is just as good...the big ol' tires on my truck are just the 15 inch ones that come from the factory! Hence there is really only a nominal difference in rollover risk! In a pickup you can add weight to the bed and improve traction for the rear axle! It is a proven fact that large vehicles do better in crash tests, not that I have ever crashed on the ice!

As I stated in my last post the point is not to get in a skid at all, which I guess you missed that part! I do not need to justify that purchase, but I will! I have driven that truck for 361,000 miles and it has only minor repair, and I paid probably less than you paid for your car, especially when you total its lasting value. That truck allowed me to go 7 years without a vehicle payment, got me through college and helped me build a house! Try hauling brick in your car! When it comes to vehicles you rarely get your money back, so this vehicle was the best vehicle purchase I have made to date! I do like the car I drive now, and it would have been just fine yesterday...(remember your indian/arrow analogy), I just do not know why you have it out for people who drive trucks, or large vehicles; it is almost like you have a vendetta! I do agree the whole jacked-up thing is a little silly though!

P.S. I live in Alaska for a year, there were a lot of AWD cars, but the FWD truck was still the vehicle of choice!