Passing By

…because not everyone knows when to do this.

Do you know when you can and can’t pass a school bus? There are three school bus stops on my way to work, and all three of them are within a 3-mile radius of my work, which is annoying as hell when I’m trying to get to work on time. I ask you if you know when you can and can’t pass a school bus because if you do happen to pass one when the red lights are flashing and the stop sign is out–and if a police officer happens to catch you–that is a ticket that cannot ever be removed from your driving record, last I recall. The PDF linked here regarding State Laws may help you to determine the laws in your state. In AZ, it’s pretty simplified, but not when it comes to the yellow flashing lights that flare up prior to the red ones.

For the past week, I have unfortunately hit the same stop at the same moment four times when the bus stops and the yellow lights start flashing. It’s the panic-driven moment of “do I stop or can I keep going without getting a goddamn ticket? And is the bastard going to flip that stop sign out right at the moment I’m passing him?” I think the latter is the scariest part because what if s/he’s having a bad morning and there’s a cop right fucking there? At any rate, those flashing yellow lights are warnings, just like the yellow traffic lights. The bus driver warns us (for a good long while too, in my case, thank the gods) that he’s going to be hitting that red soon so the students can hop on the bus.

Since I work for the same district, I hope that bus driver never has a bad morning as I’m passing by.




Happy New Year!

…and my hope for you is that this year and beyond is prosperous and filled with happy memories.


Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey


I started this post yesterday, and then got distracted by several things and forgot about it until now when I came to do something else on my blog and, “Oh hey, I started a fucking post yesterday and didn’t finish it! Shit.”


Welcome to my world.


I noticed a lot of people complaining about 2014 and how it sucked. For once, I can’t say the same. My year was pretty okay. Maybe not spectacular or out-fucking-standing, but great things take time to come to pass, and I’m all right with that, so “okay” works for me right now because not so long ago it was completely shitty for several years in a row.

At any rate, Happy New Year! I hope 2015 is an improvement for you.

Dance in the Rain


PS: my laptop decided to be a bitch in the midst of me writing this and I hadn’t saved it and had to reboot, but by some fucking miracle, it’s all here. Just thought I’d share that with you. 😉