October 24, 2006

Stuff I saw while driving yesterday

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at October 24, 2006 12:27 PM

Unfortunately my camera was in the back of the car.

  • The intersection of Fountain and Fairfax in Los Angeles, which provides the title to an excellent Afghan Whigs song (unless they have a different city in mind). However, the intersection itself was spectacularly uninteresting.
  • A deer running across I-5 almost right in front of me (and through some moderate traffic); after reaching the median it turned around and went back across, and apparently survived. Are the deer fraternities hazing their pledges or something?
  • A confused truck which claimed to be carrying "unportable water". That's strange, it looked entirely portable to me. Language Log has also noticed instances of this.

Yes, the LA-SF drive is pretty boring...

Tags: Travel
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Usually, yeah. Though I seem to remember tales of a mobile gaming session making the trip, with a stopover in Fresno. :)

Believe it or not, one of the most spectacular sunrises I've ever seen was along the 5, while I was about a third of the way along the southbound journey. The clouds were doing sexy, sexy things to the sun that morning.

Posted by: Lemming | October 24, 2006 2:39 PM

I am seeing many curious sights on Hainan Island. I will email you one.

Posted by: JSpur | October 24, 2006 9:46 PM

Fountain and Fairax would be one of the intersections in LA where I do _not_ want to be walking alone at night (or standing or sitting... or bending over).

Um, hello from Oxford.

I'll write about it sometime. I have 5 minutes before my time expires unless I want to pay more (and I'm already spending longer than I wanted because of annoying its going down for a few minutes and a message that I needed to send).

There is an ice cream/coffee bar 2 blocks from the math department that is open until midnight every day (except possibly Sunday), so I could definitely live here.

Posted by: Mason | October 25, 2006 12:37 PM
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