Thursday, August 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Grandpa!

In honor of my Grandpa Sal's 100th birthday today, I want to share a few memories of him. He passed away in 1993, but he still lives in my heart.

  • The cards we would get in the mail for every special occasion, complete with a poem that he wrote special for each of us.
  • My grandparents' house every Sunday for spaghetti and Grandpa's homemade sauce.
  • Vacations in Venice, FL where he and I got to feed the blue herring that came around every day.
  • Staying the weekend by myself at their house and playing cards, along with helping him with his insulin shots.
  • He was always so proud of his grandkids, every single one of us.
I miss him a lot and I pray that he is watching over his family and know that we are carrying the family legacy on. I just wish I had more time with him...

Monday, August 10, 2009

Stupid Drivers

As I sit here waiting on the thunderstorm to slow down (I watched it come over the horizon), I can't even imagine what driving in it will be like. I certainly don't like driving in thunderstorms with lighting coming down all around me.

There are some idiotic drivers around here and I really need to vent about their stupidity.

  • There are those who don't turn on their lights when it is raining, especially when they have their wipers going.
  • There are those who don't use their turn signals and abruptly turn, coming to an almost stop in the process.
  • There are those who run straight thru intersections without even looking to see if the light has already turned red.
  • There are those who deciding riding up my ass instead of just passing me is the only way to make me go faster (I am not going faster just for you, but if you let me get over, I will).
  • There are those people who don't realize that they don't have a stop and insist on stopping anyway (incoming traffic into a parking lot normally).
I think that is all right now, but I think the drivers around here are the worst I have seen in a long time.