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Wet ride home on a wet scooter. Wet tires on wet roads mean wet sliding about. Wet tires on wet metal grating on the Ballard Bridge mean wet terror. Wet glasses inside my wet helmet mean I can't see as much of the wetness. Wet shoes can only withstand so much, so now I have wet socks and wet feet. My wet motorcycle jacket leaked through to my wet Dickies hoody, which in turn leaked through to my wet sweater. My eyeballs are wet. Wet gloves from this morning didn't completey dry during the day, so they continued to be wet as I donned them for the wet ride home, during which they became even more wet. My wet rain pants have a tiny hole from a snowboarding incident, which allowed for wet pants. My brain is wet.

I eventually got home to a dog that had wet a good portion of the floor of his kennel (not really his fault). I took him out for a few minutes and now I have a wet dog. Oh... and the basement apparently leaks in two places, so it's wet now too.

The garage also leaks like a mofo, and it's obscenely wet.

Everything's wet, but it's still better than it being really hot out.


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Oct. 20th, 2003 09:26 pm (UTC)
be careful! (i know that you are a much more experienced scooter driver than myself). i went out with my scooter buddy on saturday, and we were out late, and he rode his home in the rain (i left mine parked in front of the bar we were at, having had a few too many) and got rear-ended at the bottom of denny. totally not his fault, although in hindsight, he said that it's not a good idea to drive your scooter home in the rain, in the dark, at 2am with all the drunk people out there. he is just fine, not a scratch. his scooter did not end up so lucky. he had to take a taxi home and come back for it the next day.
Oct. 21st, 2003 10:29 am (UTC)
That sucks! I had a similar incident at two in the morning in the rain on my scooter about a year and a half ago. Girl signalled right, started turning right, then changed her mind and went left as I started passing on the left. I nailed her, but was wearing my armored jacket at the time, so I didn't get hurt badly. And my scooter was already not the best looking thing on the road. Still, it sucks to see what the full-time cagers are capable of.
Oct. 20th, 2003 09:43 pm (UTC)
I saw some crazy man blasting down 520 today on a Vespa. I was very glad to be caged in the warm dry confines of my Subaru.

Driving two wheels makes you much more aware of the road surface. I had a scary moment in light rain a week ago with a manhole cover. Watch that metal.
Oct. 21st, 2003 01:56 am (UTC)
calderon vs. ariz.
Speaking of hot weather, I noticed you are coming to town for Tucson. Might you need a ride from the airport? I do love the airport!
Oct. 21st, 2003 10:30 am (UTC)
Re: calderon vs. ariz.
Why thank you! I think I've got the airport covered, but I'm interested in finding a drinking establishment for Thursday night. What are y'all doin? Also, are you trucking to Tucson? And is there space for my rented Bajaj?
Oct. 21st, 2003 06:34 pm (UTC)
Re: calderon vs. ariz.
i may have a space for your rented Bajaj depending on if Mark goes or not. He's 50-50 right now. Thursday nights we used to go to Anderson's, but it sucks now, so maybe TT's.
Oct. 21st, 2003 06:17 am (UTC)
Yikes! I would be scared. I hate the feel of wet socks.

Last weekend, I actually passed a Vespa shop in Jersey. Little Falls? I can never keep the towns straight. I was so surprised, as I never see any Vespas around here. I think it's because people are such awful-aggressive drivers here that it would be a daredevil stunt to ride one. But gigantic, bombastic hummers seem to be all the rage. Yes, it is totally necessary to drive something that gets 5 miles to the gallon to the grocery store. They might be having a sale on Hungry Man TV dinners or something.

Oct. 21st, 2003 08:31 am (UTC)
jersey girl
i am actually paterson born and bred so i know of what you speak..i guess the hummers have replaced the cadillacs and the lincoln town cars as the most obscene things on the planet...my love to the garden state...
Oct. 21st, 2003 08:57 am (UTC)
Re: jersey girl
You are totally right.

I do miss the laid-back/funky vibe of Seattle. I don't see so much of that in 'Jersey.
Oct. 21st, 2003 09:46 am (UTC)
Re: jersey girl
that's true also having lived in seattle...however...you're minutes from the greatest city in the world, have access to "real" pizza, outstanding italian food, authentic chinese, the best shopping (not the malls) but the outlets in seacaucus and, of course, nyc; at your doorstep there's theatre, ballet, museums but more than that, you can jump in the car anytime and head "down the shore"....oh those wildwood days!!!
Oct. 21st, 2003 04:07 pm (UTC)
Re: jersey girl
True, very true.
Oct. 21st, 2003 08:32 am (UTC)
you're making me crazy!!!!
Oct. 21st, 2003 10:19 am (UTC)
I have to disagree.
I'd so much rather be hot then wet and/or cold.
Oct. 21st, 2003 10:26 am (UTC)
Re: I have to disagree.
Spend a July in Phoenix and then get back to me.
Oct. 21st, 2003 10:53 am (UTC)
Re: I have to disagree.
Right there with ya, brother. I'd rather be cold and wet any day, cause you can always get warm and dry. August was worse though. Even a dip in our pool felt like being a chicken in a soup pot.
Oct. 21st, 2003 07:56 pm (UTC)
speaking of wet...
made me think of "drip drop"...originally done by the drifters and then a good version by dion...
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