July 25, 2004 @ 5:59 pm by sean
Today was the most fascinating day of work. As I was watering the Lilacs I heard a siren. I didn’t think much of it because there is a firestation somewhat near by, so it isn’t an uncommon sound. I like to watch anyway, so I looked north down Romeo Plank, but nothing came. Then slowly a motorcylcle cop made his way. But not very fast. And he was swerving all over the road. I thought this to be quite strange, until another followed him. Then all of the sudden about 35 motorcycle cops followed behind them. Then for at least the next ten minutes, motorcycles didn’t stop! There were no cars because they all pulled over to let them through. So that meant no business was coming in. The bosses were watching, so that meant no work. I counted 150 bikes in the first 30 seconds or so. That equals out to at least 3,000 bikes, and up to 5,500. Or maybe more. It was so cool!
Don’t worry, I haven’t bought into ‘chopper’ mania as so many others have. But I’ve been faschinated with cars for quite a while, and motorcycles are nearly as fascinating. It was definately fun to watch.
I started working again, and helped a very nice smelling lady load her plants, and on my way back I found a little card on the ground. I figured it was a tract so out of curiosity I picked it up. And it read, “I was pretty crazy in the ’70’s, but now I can get crazy at any temperature.” I turned it over and it was a ‘Joey Joke Card’, with a picture of none else, but Dave Coulier(sp?) from Full House! How fascinating!
Though that was quite fascinating, I forced myself to keep working. I was watering some more when a lady and her children came looking for help. Her son’s name is Vincent. He’s probably 4 or 5. I know his name is Vincent because he walked up to me and said, “Hi, what’s your name.” I gave it to him, and asked his. “Mine’s Vincent, nice to meet you.” Then he stuck out his hand to shake. What a fascinating kid!
Time finally came for lunch break. I like to read during lunch. A Wrinkle in Time is perhaps the most fascinating story I’ve ever read. Each page is completely full of fascination. I find myself skipping over the last sentences in paragraphs to get to the next paragraphs to find the next fascinating thing that will happen.
I left early, but all the work I did all day was by myself. That means I get to think. And I think my thoughts can be quite fascinating. You should hear them sometime if you get the chance.
I left and turned on NPR and the “Thistle and Shamrock” was on. That’s the Irish music program. And I think we can all agree that Irish music is quite fascinating.
On my way home I got behind a car that had a bumper sticker that read “On judgement day, you’re going to wish you had Jesus stickers on your car.” I laughed out loud because it is so fascinatingly funny.
I came home and had dinner with my family. They are fascinating sometimes. Tonight though my mother, as usual, didn’t take the jesting in good heart and went off on her ‘my ungrateful kids’ rant. I had fun though.
Now I’m leaving to go hang out with Kelly. She is definately one of the most fascinating people I know.
Now I’m back from Kelly’s and she definately is fascinating. Her job is full of fascination too. She watches cars get painted. That’s so fascinating! I’m not even sarcastic. (It’s really much more than that, she’s measuring the pollution to regulate how many volatile toxins go in to the air.)
On my way there I saw a Ferrari Testarossa, maybe an ’84. Then while Kelly and I were walking back from ‘Erma’s’, I saw another one, definately later 80’s. Ferrari’s are absolutely fascinating cars. There is only one HotWheels Ferrari model I don’t have.
I came home and my parents are about 40 minutes into ’21 grams’. I saw it in December, I’m not sure how fascinating I thought that movie was.