Archive for September, 2009

Overheard at J. Clyde…

Friday, September 11th, 2009

The cute woman next to me at the bar: “I write like a left-handed eight year old boy!”

Half-parked halfwits

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

I took a break from work tonight to grab dinner, and also had to grab pictures of the appalling parking I saw. Unfotunately, this sort of thing is far too common in the metro. In the following picture, we start with the three cars in the foreground. Not a single one is in a parking space- not even by one wheel. The spaces run out with the Ford minivan, fourth in line. (We’ll get to that later.) Making new parking spaces because you’re too lazy or stupid to walk all the way from one of the many available spaces in the lot (and there were dozens) isn’t even what gets me here. What got under my skin was that these non-parking morons were blocking a major path in and out of the lot.

Half-parked halfwits

Now, we move on to that van. Check out how it’s half-parked in the last space- and how the full size van next door is also parked. If you can’t get your vehicle into a space, don’t force it. Just go to a part of the lot where there are a couple of free spaces (and no morons trying to park where there are no spaces), and straddle all you want.

Half-parked halfwits

Remember those dozens of free spaces I mentioned? I used one of them, and had to walk a full 50 feet to the door of the restaurant. I bet the assembled drivers inside thought I was crazy, and considered sending out emergency crews with oxygen and water supplies for my marathon-like trek.

res ipsa loquitur

When you’ve gotta go…

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

The best gas station loo around.

This Shell has the cleanest & most graffiti-free gas station loo I’ve ever used- and I’ve been in more of them than I care to think about. (22nd & Highland.)

Always use protection…

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009


There’s a running gag about helmets at J. Clyde. They finally got a real helmet. Rachel wound up being the first staffer to wear it.

The ‘Ham is here.

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

This is just an experimental idea- an outlet for some of the experiences I’ve had in Birmingham, and to pass along some of the things I’ve seen.

I fully intend to open this up to other people, and let them contribute, submit, or just point and laugh. If you have something you feel would be worthy of this space, please let me know.