Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Inconsiderate proposal

So, this happened not too far from here the other day:
With the help of his biker friends, a motorcyclist briefly shut down the 10 Freeway in West Covina to propose to his girlfriend amid a cloud of pink smoke. Now the California Highway Patrol is investigating.

Videos of the Sunday afternoon proposal were posted on YouTube and have collected thousands of views.

Now CHP investigators are reviewing the videos, said Officer Jose Barrios. Possible citations include impeding or blocking traffic, he said.

"It's illegal," Barrios said. "They're not allowed to do that."
The couple have been identified as Hector Martinez and Paige Hernandez, and you can call me a heartless jerk, but I kind of hope Hector spends some time in jail for this. Thankfully, nobody got hurt during the course of this jackassery, but when I look at the following video, all I can think about is what could have happened if, say, a heart attack victim in an ambulance was stuck in the traffic jam behind these idiots...
You know, seeing as how Southern California is also the home of the Freeway Shooting, they're lucky none of the potential road ragers back there were feeling particularly violent that day. Or were late for a wedding.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Happy New Year!

Well, it's time once again to close the door on the year that was and look forward to the one that's here. Or something. Personally, things are off to an auspicious start here, seeing as how birds crapped on my windshield twice before 9 a.m. Yeah.

Anyway, I'd just like to wish everyone health, happiness, and prosperity for the coming 365 days. I'm sure none of us is going to get everything we want, but hopefully we'll all get at least a few of the things that we need.