Friday, January 02, 2009


So I made it through 2008 without getting creamed by a motor vehicle. That's not to say there weren't a multitutde of close calls, there were. The fuel prices skyrocketing this past Summer may have had something to do with narrowing the chances of being hit. There was a noticeable decrease of traffic that followed the prices, at least until they came back down. Who knows? Maybe some of the hoggish consumers in this country got a tough love lesson from the fuel prices and withering economy because the traffic is still not as bad as it was the last time gasoline was below $2 a gallon. Less traffic is a double-edged sword with my current occupation and the fact that bicycles transport me often from A to B out here, but is more than welcome when I'm out on the streets.

We'll see what 2009 brings. A new President and all of the issues looming large on the immediate horizon are akin to Forrest Gump's proverbial box of chocolates. I certainly hope they are See's Bordeaux!


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