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Posted on Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

Dave!w00t! I finally managed to fix my blog! Apparently, it was a "permissions" issue. Easy.

Today was a beautiful day, filled with sunshine and a relatively nice weather. This caused much of the snow on the roads to melt, which is great until around 6:30 when the temperature drops below freezing again. Then wet roads turn to ice. But they don't look that way in the dark... they just look wet.

Which is why an idiot driving the car behind me nearly crashed into my ass.

Instead they managed to do some wild acrobatics and swerve to a snowbank on the side of the road. They were going slow enough when they hit that there was no damage, but still... who doesn't understand the concept of water turning to ice when it gets cold? And why are the people who don't understand this concept still allowed to drive in wintertime? Shouldn't there be testing for this kind of stuff? It's not rocket science...


Perhaps I need to print that on a bumper sticker. Or add a chapter to my upcoming book explaining how ice works...

Driving in Snow for Dumbasses

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  1. Jeff says:

    Good to see you are back up and running. I am glad you didn’t get hit by the dumbass or things really wouldn’t bode well for 2009.

    I can understand snow, ice and freezing and how it makes driving dangerous. What I can’t understand is here in Southern California, when it barely drizzles, the dumbasses lose all ability to drive and crash into you as if the roads had been covered in ice and then groomed by a Zamboni. Maybe you could add a chapter to your book about this. Maybe a whole book.

    Finally, I’ll be buying your book and I won’t need my money back. Bend over!!!!

  2. Grant says:

    You could easily be describing SLC with this post.

  3. Crail00 says:

    That was no very n-ice of the idiot driving the car.


  4. TheQueen says:

    We’ll just SEE if your comments work.
    Oh. Guess they do.

  5. Poppy says:

    A copy of that book should be a mandatory purchase for anyone visiting the state of Vermont.

  6. Miss Britt says:

    I was afraid we’d have forgotten how to drive on the snow – since the time it takes for spring, summer and fall seems to permanently erase the memories of people who LIVE WITH THE SHIT EVERY YEAR!!

    But, no. We did just fine. 🙂

  7. Yet, I felt safer driving on the ice on Christmas Eve than I did contending with drunk drivers on my way home from the New Year’s Eve party.

  8. Patrick D. says:

    Well, never mind that lost comment I left. Congrats on the fix.

  9. Don says:

    Dave is totally brilliant and I do worship him (in a totally non-sexual Bromance kind of way of course). Can’t wait to buy, “How to Drive in Snow for Dumbasses”.

  10. Whitenoise says:

    Hey, send some of those bumperstickers over here to the great, white north. The worst are those drivers who place too much faith in 4-wheel drive. Sure, you might not get stuck as easy- but you stop no better than anyone else.

  11. We got stuck behind a van last night coming up the mountain and DUDE it was going 20 MPH and whenever a passing lane came up it would straddle both. We were the second car back and any time we or the car in front of us honked the van would STOP. It added at least 30 minutes to our trip. Your head would have exploded.

  12. tori blaine says:

    yay… this is why I’m scared to do my own hosting and all… the chance I’ll break my blog scares the hell outta me.

  13. jewelz916 says:

    Glad to see you’re up and running again! My sister-in-law, who lives in Pahrump, NV (just west of Las Vegas) got a snow day from school for just over an inch of snow…because of the “treacherous” driving conditions. Living in Michigan, I found that quite laughable.

  14. eric says:

    Hey, Dave – just catching up again with your blog. Finally started using google reader, so I’ll stay more current. (met you at Davecago this summer, with Lynne.) Glad you are back up and running.

    Please include an appendix or two in your driving manual for turn-signal impaired morons, tailgaters, and idiots that think flooring it and braking every few seconds is the best way to navigate traffic jams.

    Be sure to send a copy to that idiot that hit you last month, if you ever find out who it was.

  15. Hmm, could you make a special Phoenix edition of your book called “How to Drive in Rain for DUMBASSES”. I’d stand at the side of the road to hand that out. Srsly.

  16. ChillyWilly says:

    We have the same drivers here. When you get that book published, I’ll take 100 copies so I can hand them out to the dumbasses that are jacked up on the side of the road.

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