- From the “living in the future is weird” department: Earlier tonight I tweeted at Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of their “Bolero” performance at the Sarajevo Olympics. I felt a little silly doing it, but my 11-year-old self would find a way to travel forward in time and kick my ass if she knew I had the chance and didn’t take it.
- I sort of hate that I’ve become the kind of adult who just wants the goddamn snow to go away. I always found that attitude such a joykill when I was a kid… a kid who didn’t have to shovel or drive, of course. It’s just been too wintry for too long and I don’t have the energy to find the beauty and fun in it, and that’s sad.
So the other day, I was trying to get out to Olympia Airport, and I called Nation’s Best Cabs. It was all very convenient, and the cabbie showed up at my door in just a few minutes.
“The airport, please.”
“Sure thing, ma’am. Just let me see your contract from your car dealer, and we’ll be on our way.”
“You know, proof that you own a car.”
“I don’t own a car. That’s why I called a cab.”
“Sorry, lady, can’t help you. Car-owners only.”
“You’re saying you won’t take my money to drive me someplace, because I don’t own a car.”
“Can’t. We need cars, and the dealers won’t do business with us if we just give people a way to get places without going to car dealerships. Undercuts their business model. You know what though, if you have a friend who owns a car, I could let you ride with them.”
“Thanks, but I think I’ll just hitchhike.”