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4 hours ago, ironbut said:

Drove through a nasty accident on the way home from a recording gig last night.

Bloody hell.  I've chanced on an accident shortly after it has happened too.  And you know what - if you were a few minutes earlier.....is what it goes though my head.

The only biggy I've been personally involved with was back in 1991.  I braked into traffic on black ice, and slewed out of control into the rear wheel cluster of an oil tanker.  Blew his rear wheels and buckled his wheel rims. Blocked the whole freeway (the A1, UK). Got away with front impact whiplash.  So I went out that evening and had the biggest steak and most expensive bottle of wine in celebration of being alive.

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The whole scene was so dark that, if it weren't for having to slow down and stop, I might not have seen half of the wrecked cars or any of the people who were standing there in the median.

I did pick up a rib eye and artichokes today!

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6 hours ago, ironbut said:

Drove through a nasty accident on the way home from a recording gig last night.

At first I wasn't sure if it might have been just a two car fender bender but as traffic screeched to a craw I began to see that glass was across all 6 lanes of freeway.

Everyone funneled into single file (I was third in line) and I saw a mangled car on the right shoulder.

The lead car stopped and put on his flashers. He got out of his car and picked up something and dragged it across all 6 lanes to the shoulder. It was the wheel and brake assembly that must've been blocking the lane.

Thinking about it later, we should have all just parked there and waited for the cops.

While we were stopped, I could see a couple more cars that were involved.

One on the median with several people standing around (I'm guessing they hit that wheel) and one on the shoulder that was totally twisted (where the wheel came from?).

I got off on the exit that was just a few yards down the freeway and started to see and hear emergency vehicles responding.

It looked really bad and I'm sure the freeway was closed for a while but I haven't seen anything in the news yet.

It was totally scary and I hope nobody was seriously injured!

 

Glad you weren't in the accident!

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I had a long weekend so stopped by to help the saxophonists out in my daughter's school band. I wound up sitting in for jazz band today and running it when the sub didn't show. I got asked to sit in with the band for an art show gig with them on Saturday so the teacher could play something other than sax to fill out the band better. Zoë was super excited for me to help out, which after the shit year she's had, well, was just glad I could find a way to make her happy.

After work I went out with Xavier on a 17.5 mile group ride. 35 miles since Sunday, which is quite a bit for a ten year old over two rides, IMO. He's killin' it.

**BRENT**

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So there was a bar doing a promotion with Dogfish Head for Record Store Day; they're doing a pre-party, and another place pretty close to me is doing a big party all day tomorrow. The place tonight was doing a "bring your own vinyl" thing. Well, one dude brought stuff, and he brought like, 2-3 albums.

I brought maybe 30-40 that I thought may have a song or two, or be interesting to someone. I started pulling out stuff like Dangermouse - The Gray Album and Linkin Park & Jay-Z - Collision Course and the bartenders went a little nuts. I brought out the 20th anniversary of Fugees - The Score and they dug it hard. I pulled out Rocky Horror and I had two people come up and ask me if I'd sell it, then many a fist-bump over some Ghostbusters them song Dub remix. Turns out all the bartenders had seen Flaming Lips live, so they lost it over the autographed "With A Little Help From My Fwends" album.

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How bad is it that I want to bring in some vintage speakers that I have access to for free and revamping the soundsystem to sound good while the bar is full?

**BRENT**

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Last night I dreamed I attended a travel team event and we all visited a specialist whisky store, where I became overly refreshed. Next morning, I found that you fuckers had taken me to a tattooist, who photo-realistically reproduced the facade of the store on the palm of my left hand. Everybody seemed to agree that this would be a brilliant memento. Then we went to get poutine.

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Drove a RHD car for the first time. If you are anywhere in the uk, might I suggest staying indoors for the next few days? Preferably places with thick walls. Or maybe visit some out of country relatives. Or strangers. Or anyone. 

That was terrifying. Especially when my phone wouldn't get signal, and I did a tour of all the small towns around heathrow. At rush hour. 

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Outside of remembering which side of the car to get into, it is really not that difficult, if you have an automatic. Driving. I found driving a LHD car on the wrong side of the road in St. Thomas the following week to be more difficult for some reason.

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Still in NY on college trips, and on the roads from Syracuse to Potsdam (Clarkson), we passed:

  • Mexico
  • Philadelphia
  • Antwerp

Seemingly predominant population: sheep, cows, horses.

And earlier in the trip, we passed a sign for "Multzes Kill"

NY....you are weird.

After Clarkson, we go to hippie-land Burlington, Vermont for a UVM visit.  Then home.....

BTW: anyone ever visiting or near Syracuse NEEDS to go to Dinosaur BBQ.  So freaking good!  Been years since I've been in TX or other places with great BBQ, this one was awesome!

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Enjoy Dan!

Al, I saw the larger competition @ Clarkson, but didn't have a chance to go in and look further.....

Andrew liked Clarkson a lot.  Tour guide's greatest quote: "...there are a lot of weird people here....but it's a REALLY GOOD weird....."

It's way the fuck in the middle of nowhere though (even though it's close to the aforementioned Mexico, Philadelphia, and Antwerp.  And Stockholm, too)

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Yeah the Dinosaur up there is much better than the one in NYC.

Burlington has been pretty great the times I have visited.

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Woke up to find the home button on my iPhone not responding.  Eventually figured out that if I squeeze it like a vice, I can get it to respond.  I'm due for an upgrade (toting around a 5 here), but hopefully it'll get me by till the fall when 7 comes out.

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It is super annoying having to authentic authenticator apps then having to set them back up because there is no other way to do so then being at a desktop browser.  After which you can finally login to something like LastPass so you can finally sign-in to some stupid two-factor app.

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1Password can store the initial two-factor authenticator key and generate one-time passwords just like Google Authenticator. However, it can also be backed up and syncs across devices (I have 1P on my Mac and iPhone) so I can get a one-time password from either. Perhaps its slightly less secure, but its a small penalty to pay for a lot of convenience. 

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