On the ride home from the ritualists’ meeting at church yesterday I stopped by an ATM and did a balance check. I have a touch under 10K in my balance, and $11.31 available. This is a week after I deposited a certified check from the brokerage house that has been handling the trust my parents set up. It takes less than 30 seconds to clear a check, but this one has been sitting in my account for 7 days now, and I still can’t get to my money. And that’s the rub right there, it’s my money in the bank. Not theirs. And I need to buy food, and TP, and bike parts… Not booze, not drugs (OK the bike parts might be seen as drugs, but it’s the good kind of “drugs”), not cheap floozies, but the necessities of living in this modern world. So, I’m trying to keep a positive outlook on things, that the longer I have all that money in my account the more I’m going to make in interest at 0.01% APR (my bank’s rate on savings accounts, same as the rate charged by the Fed for their loans). OK so maybe that was not the best way to stay positive on this, but it’s all I have at the moment. 😉
A CA wreck that has strong parallels to the wreck where I died (temporarily). McKinleyville cyclist killed on U.S. Highway 101 The victim was hit from behind by a city parks vehicle, just like me, but this does not appear to be a deliberate act (although the cyclist can’t give his version of the event). Anyway, hit-from-behind protocols to avoid, and get the infrastructure right to prevent. And a request to make sure every parks department vehicle is only driven 20 MPH by a hyper-vigilant driver with an obsessive fear of lawsuits and jail, and also being haunted by ghosts if he kills someone. I’m serious about this, reading this link was not good for me… Lots of bad memories.
Update on he road rage assault on a cyclist in Enn Zed. Road rage leaves cyclist injured More on the injuries sustained by the cyclist, and that the driver is still in jail (as I post this), but nothing much of anything else to report because this is now a criminal case and Enn Zed media laws are similar to UK media laws in that nothing that can be used in a court or law as evidence can be disclosed beyond the bare facts that a crime has taken place. Also they are still looking for the driver of the other vehicle in this case, the one that was being passed when the truck driver almost hit the cyclist head on.
And final link has proof that they don’t keep the good stuff in China and dump the crap on everyone else. Chinese Student Impaled On Bicycle Seat Post OUCH! There are pictures in a link from this link if you absolutely must see the broken bits of bicycle protruding from the seat of this person’s pants.
And those are all the links that gave me fits today (some more than others).
Billed @$0.02, Opus