Be very glad you weren't in our Scion tonight. It was packed to capacity with one beck (driver), one Superman (cat-harassed passenger), one baby Kate (gentle coo-er extraodinaire especially in response to the rather frequent vocal outbursts from the cat-harassed passenger), one Methyl-cat (not in a carrier because there wasn't room), one T-Bird (space hog), one Jackson (forced to sit by the lying-down space hog), and all the things necessary for the pets to survive one week away from home. I will say the return trip sans animals was far more enjoyable.
My cousin broke his shoulder today in a bike (as in motorcycle) accident and mere moments after the event was back on his feet taking pictures of the bike in a ditch because it was bloggable. What a good little blog correspondent and I don't recall ever training him! As I have been promised exclusive rights to blog this event I will post the pictures as soon as they are made available to me. Also, I am pleased to report that my cousin is doing well (aside from the broken shoulder, I mean.) The bike, I hear, is not in such great condition. I understand he high-sided1 after his back tire hit a gravel patch as he navigated through a turn. Some very kind soul (with a trailer!?) deposited Niloticus and the motorcycle at a local hospital where the shoulder was x-rayed and the break confirmed. Thank God he was not on Hwy 1 where the 'ditch' could have been a several-hundred-foot drop. Shudder.
1High Siding - 1. Wrecking a bike by flipping it over. Usually caused by releasing the rear break during a skid. 2. Pitching a bike over and away from the direction you are turning. The dangerous kind of crash. 3. When a sliding rear tire suddenly regains traction while the motorcycle is leaned over, causing the motorcycle to violently snap from leaning side to he other side (the high side). www.totalmotorcycle.com/dictionary/H.htm