Hi there everybody! I've had my license since February of 2008 myself and let me tell you: there are some CRAZY people behind the wheel! (And I don't mean in the good way. =_=;)

So here's the deal: this world is speciffically meant to relate to all what driving in the real world is really like. (And to share some of the oddities I find. ) There will be some rantings and there may even be some anime references, but this world will mostely show people, almost anything seen on the side of the road, and (hopefully for anyone paying attention) what NOT to do while in traffic.

For those of you who want to share some of your own experiences, just give me a PM and that's that! If you're not from the US and still want to add a post or two, that's perfectly acceptable too! (Personally, I'd like to hear a few stories to see if the mentality of drivers changes with the country.)

Here's a few things I'd like to clear up right now:

  • I live in South Texas
  • I generally judge distance by how long it takes me to get there, rather than by actual measurements
  • I don't claim to be an expert on driving, I'm just making sure that I can stay alive when traveling from point A to point B
  • In a normal week, I total about an hour and a half of driving time per work day (the brunt of it being in rush-hour traffic >_<)
  • & I drive a big ol' Chevy pick-up truck (in theory you can't miss it, but if that were the case then I wouldn't be making this world, now would I?)


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Shadweh (me! XD )
FrozenAugust (as of December 9th, 2008)


(*le sigh...*) What ever happened to using your imagination to entertain yourself on the road while in the passenger seat?

Today, as dad was taking my sister and I to the airport to pickup mom, I saw at least three cars riding by with televisions on. I can understand having one if you're going to be on the road for three or four plus hours or longer, but for an hour or less? Or--worse yet--for ten freaking minutes? Heaven forbid should people (*gasp*) have to pry themselves away from a digital screen for that long! (Note sarcasm. )

If you ask me, this is nothing more than a sign that some of the children and parents of today are turning into mindless drones; totally reliant on outside forces to think for them. The reason why I include the parents in this is because, to my understanding, their justification for letting their kids watch TV in the car is so they can keep quiet. (That alone has a 95% success rate.)

Don't get me wrong; some of these people I saw on the road today were probably on a long trip and didn't want their kids to be board while on it, but otherwise I don't see the value in it.

While I'm on the topic of TV's in the car, here's a "horror story" I heard from my mom (mind you, the only other drivers that are on the road longer than she is as a result of work are taxi and truck drivers): somewhere on the highway when she was making her way to a job site, she found some guy in an SUV watching the morning news while he was driving. I don't know about you guys, but I get freaked out enough just seeing people using their cellphones while on the road*. Hearing about this is enough to make me consider going horse and buggy somewhere in the near future. =_=;

*Please note- I haven't come across any drivers yet that were reading the newspaper or an actual roadmap, so I can't attest to how they are. And of the cellphone users, the "texters" are the ones I that I fear the most and for a good reason: I nearly got hit by one! Not fun.


I didn't think it possible, but now that I've seen it I darn-well believe it! Let me explain:

I didn't start noticing gas prices until I was somewhere between 11 and 13 years old, right? If memory serves correct, the price of gas in my area was about $1.99. Sure, by the standards of the time it wasn't that cheap, but I never would've imagined them any higher than that at the time. (I don't think I need to elaborate on what I felt after I found out otherwise. -_-) The highest gas prices I've ever seen personally (as of Summer 2008) was $4.15. At that point I was pretty positive that the prices of gas were to either stay that way or continue to soar, or that they would never drop below $3.99 ever again.

Today on the other hand, I actually saw gas at $1.99 at a Valero about ten minutes away from my house! (*le gasp!*) And guess what? That's not even the cheapest price in town anymore. O.O

"Happy?" You darn-well bet I am! XD I wouldn't mind seeing them drop a bit more myself, but I don't think I'd mind it if they kept it at that price either.

However, I'm not holding my breath. If anything our "gas crises" has taught me in particular that wishes of that nature for any product that draws in big money rarely get granted. And if they do, don't count on it lasting long. (Which is a really sad thought, especially since I pride myself in being an optimist....)

Day One

hmmm...I think creating this world might have given me a little bit of protection today because I didn't come across any of those weirdoes while comming home.

...Sweet. ^_^