Teh Squeaky Wheel
Happy Caturday, GN…now with 57% more mesmerization!
“You will not pee in the shoes. You will not pee in the shoes…”
Speaking of which, time to offload some coffee; BRB. 👿
Hello and happy Saturday. Thanks for the well wishes. I’m up and functioning today. I think. I can see out of my right eye this morning -- yesterday things were so blurry that it made me nauseous and I vomited quite mightily. Not a wimpy snowflake puke, but a manly loud end of the world vomit with much regurgitated food stuffs.
Mrs Sven took a video of the procedure -- it’s gross but interesting.
Glad you are getting better, Sven. Be good and let things heal.
Good advice. Trying to, Mac.
Happy Caturday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, Sven, and Mac!
Sven -- thanks for checking in. I’m glad your vision is back and that you are feeling better. I think I’ll pass on the eye surgery video. Watching surgery is interesting -- but I can’t take watching eye surgery. That’s a big nope.
Had an interesting evening, yesterday.
Around 5 p.m. Mrs. Paddy, Teh Younger, and I headed off to UC Irvine to pick up Teh Older from his two day field trip, then head to a baseball game. I got on the freeway and started moving over to the carpool lane. I’d gotten over two lanes when I noticed something in the lane ahead of me, which turned out to be a large, upholstered club chair. The two cars ahead of me stopped. I couldn’t change lanes, so I stopped. The two cars behind me stopped. The Mercedes C230 next on the scene couldn’t stop and tried to change lanes. The tanker truck behind the Mercedes tried his best to stop, the trailer swung out about 45 degrees to the right (miraculously the trailer didn’t hit anyone) and smashed into the Mercedes, causing a chain reaction collision. In my rear-view mirror, I saw glass and plastic fly in the air as I waited for things to make their way up the line to my vehicle. Sure enough -- crunch! -- and we were pushed forward. Fortunately, the impact was not that severe and there was enough room ahead of me that I didn’t contact the next vehicle in line. We moved to the shoulder as Mrs. Paddy and Teh Younger both tried calling 911 -- and got a busy signal. The damage to my vehicle was minimal -- the nose of the car behind me slid under my bumper, breaking some plastic and scratching my bumper. I’ve called my insurance company and want to get things checked out to make sure there isn’t any hidden damage. The Mercedes was totaled -- smashed on the rear and the passenger side. The driver was bleeding from the back of his head, but was able to walk. Thankfully that was the only injury. Interestingly enough, not a single air bag deployed in that Mercedes. The car that the Mercedes hit had it’s rear bumper torn off (with the Mercedes’ rear bumper attached to it), and some minor scratches to the front, but that was all. Considering how bad things could have been, I think we were all very lucky.
Heya, Sven, Mac and Paddy!
Glad you’re up and about today; too bad Mrs. Sven didn’t get video of your he-man cookie-tossing…or did she?
That’s a harrowing tale. Glad nobody was seriously injured; bummer your car sustained some damage. The 911 busy signal is, IMO, completely unacceptable. And nothing says “luxurious Aryan engineering” like a complete failure of the airbags.
Sheesh, Paddy. You had your angels watching over you yesterday. Man…
How frightening, especially with family on board. I am not at all surprised you left ample room to stop and even have safe distance in front. Sadly I am not surprised others did not. You are the best, Paddy.