Silly Grins

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Or lack thereof...

 100 & 18. 34: 4, 11, & 19. 5 & 26.
Sometimes you've got to look real close just to be sure you're in the right lane. Or is it the left?

"It was people that first started acting like I was too dumb
to hear or see or say anything at all.”
-Chief Bromden      

The fog, it's got a name. No, not 'parenthood'. Though that can have the same effect. Having no idea where you are or what you should be doing. Driving through the fog, there are a few basic things to keep in mind. Even though it's not a bad idea to keep the lights on, they don't seem to do much good, not on high beam. 

Slow down. 
Be patient. 
And do not stop. 

"Visibility can vary rapidly in any area, 
with sudden decreases to near zero in only a few feet." 

Even walking through that stuff can seem kind of different
We flew a van through that stuff once. Our driver, she had put the high beams on. 


Yeah. Flew. As in we gained some altitude between take off and landing. Fortunately the touchdown was fairly smooth as we missed the telephone pole. It was dark and she couldn't see a thing. She put her high beams on just as we hit the lip on the far side of the t-section, giving us just enough lift so that we didn't smash the front into the ground on our way down. 

We got lucky. 

Not everyone does. 


 Photo of radiation fog... courtesy of NASA.

Although different environments may seem to have different sets of rules that may take time to figure out, when it comes down to it, respect for the elements is pretty basic. No matter where you are. Living in this country, it's taking a while to get used to the elements. 

Oh yeah, clarity:

Still got a way to go. Giving it some time.


  1. "when it comes down to it, respect for the elements is pretty basic."

    U run in with a river last year reminded me of that trueism....won't forget that soon.

  2. When the air runs out, hope I can remain calm and remember to focus on the bubbles instead of the light.