2 full hours

Guess how long it took me to get to work today? I bet you’ll never be able to guess…never ever! Ok, guess.

DAMNIT! You’re right! First try too. You’re good. Have you ever thought about going on the bestest game show on tv, “Deal or No Deal”? I mean, you could make a killing with that kind of guessing power, and you could lick the bald host’s head. I don’t know his name, but I like to call him “ol’ quey”.

In case you’re unsure the answer was 2 hours. They (the powers that be) completely shut down 99, the main artery for me and thousands of others into the heart of the city. It was truly an awe inspiring sight to see waves of vehicles be diverted onto tiny side streets, clogging any and every direction for miles, it was worse than a fat man’s colon after Super Bowl Sunday! After it took me 30 minutes to move a half a mile, I decided to quit trying to phone work and instead popped in my ‘brotha’ Scott Joplin. We ragtimed it up for the better part of an hour all the while I gave menacing and goofy looks to the people going the opposite direction on the side streets.

Joplin was great but if I was smarter I would’ve put in Blood, Sweat and Tears much sooner. The minute the guitar opened with a raspy riff, traffic immediately began to move as if “Go Down Gambling” was a siren that sang, “Get the heck outta my way!”. Things only got smoother as I entered the freeway and Electric Flag’s rendition of Killing Floor came on and grooved me towards the front door of purgatory work. I mean just listen to that bassline……how can you not boogie on down the road?! Culture people! I’m trying to spread the music love! Everyone’s day would be better with boogie.

I was thinking about using some of my vacation time in the coming weeks, I just never thought I’d be spending half of it in my car.


  1. Phil said,

    September 29, 2006 @ 9:39 pm

    Saw that on the news. I remember when you made me listen to electric flag. Good stuff. I listen to pantera when there’s a road closure, then I run down everyone in sight.

  2. Aimzee said,

    October 1, 2006 @ 3:50 pm

    Oh that’s so uncool…and on a Friday! The good part is that you got out of work for 2 hours and got to listen to some cool music, tho ;D

  3. Anthony said,

    October 2, 2006 @ 4:15 pm

    Fat mans colon after a Super Bowl Sunday..
    Thats classic and quite original I would have to say..
    I dont’ know if it gets any better than this…

  4. Anthony said,

    October 2, 2006 @ 9:45 pm

    Hey, dude…
    I have been recently trying to learn this song
    from the David Crowder Band that is simply amazing..


    I am going to email you right now the link for the song so that you can actually hear it to…
    Let me know if you can help me figure this thing out..

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