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cathy


If only I could have smacked you back...

Wednesday, April 12, 2006


The weather has been extraordinarily warm and sunny these past few days and everyone is spilling out of their houses and out into their yards and gardens and into the city as well. Downtown Halifax was like one massive street festival, with people clad in shorts and tank tops, as though we were smack dab in the middle of the Caribbean or something. Amazing how warm 18 degrees C can feel when we have recently emerged from -18.

As I was driving in the city today, watching for flip-flopping pedestrians meandering through the streets in their heatwave bliss, I saw three teenagers with skateboards tucked under their arms walk my way. The look in their eyes dared me to continue driving as they walked out into the street. Willing to play at their game of dare, I continued to drive. Pissed off that I did, one of them swung his skateboard and hit the back end of my car. So much for the blissful feeling of spring in the air. Tonight my dreams will be disturbed by images of me swinging that kids' damn skateboard back at him.

  1. Blogger momyblogR said:

    Beautiful picture...

    What a PUNK! See, I have NO patience for crap like that. I would have slammed the car in reverse and ran the damn thing over and him along with it, if he were in the way.

    Man, that makes me mad!!

    I hope in your dream you peg his ass! lol

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    MomyBlogr;
    Mr.C took the photo (I know he would want me to tell this:)

    I would have done exactly as you suggest, but there was too much traffic flowing all around me.

  1. Blogger vani said:

    i hope you peg his ass as well! lol...i mean really.

    and that is a great pic- my luck, the bird would of flown away at the exact moment i clicked the button!

    hope your day is better tomorrow. :)

  1. Blogger SkyeBlue2U said:

    Mr. C took a great picture. Have a nice day. :)

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    very annoyning kids Cathy.
    but never mind, it was just the heat. I remember in Scotland where nobody would look at you twice, even if you went out naked, once the temperature rose, people were hissing and making comments and touching.
    I really think it's the sudden rise of temperature. Good weather makes us rude. Look at greek people.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Vani;
    Didn't dream about it at all; but I did dream about the Amazing Race.

    SkyeBlue;
    He will be pleased to hear the compliments!

    Chloe;
    You're right; your description of Scotland sounds exactly like what takes place here. Are Greek people rude in general? Canadians do not have this genrealization about Greeks (we do about Americans, though)(of course not those who are friends here).

  1. Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said:

    We have to blame parents of that generation. I just don't think they are raising kids with any respect. I'm scared to see how life will be when we are old and they are in charge of the world.

  1. Blogger Meow said:

    OMG, what horrible kids ... what's this world coming to ?? Was there any damage to the car ??
    I hope tomorrow is a better day.
    Have a wonderful Easter Weekend, Cathy ... take care, Meow

  1. Blogger Christopher said:

    I'll have the same dream.

  1. Blogger missbhavens said:

    grrrrr... skate punks. Blecch! Once as I passed a small army of young teens (I think they're called "tweens now) and one pinched my butt...

    I'm sure I don't have to tell you how badly that went for him...

    Is anyone else having TERRIBLE Blogger issues?? So slow!

  1. Blogger Devil Mood said:

    What an amazing bird! I was wondering how you got it to wear a hat but then I looked again lol
    ahh...teenagers and their games. They can get annoying in their defiance...hope your kids stay little for a long time ;)

  1. Blogger No_Newz said:

    Oh I'm sorry. Did I hit you in the head with your own skateboard??? LOL!
    Sorry the punks ruined your bliss. Enjoy the day and the birds. :)
    Lois Lane

  1. Blogger erikku said:

    If you'd have stopped I'm sure they would have bolted.

    Punks.

  1. Blogger fb said:

    I've been a bit negligent with my comments...I'm still here but lurking with malcontent for the moment.

  1. Blogger Michelle said:

    I'd have got out the car and wrapped the board around the kids head! Seriously.
    I have a real bee in my bonnet about people respecting other peoples property.
    Mr C took a fab photo :)

  1. Blogger for_the_lonely said:

    Oh man!!! I'd be LIVID if they did that to our car! Of course, Jenny would get out and whoop their asses..LOL I wouldn't even have a chance to stop her..LOL!

    Here's hoping that tomorrow is a much better day for you!

    Love,
    Sarah

  1. Blogger missy said:

    Silly teenagers!

    It's a good photo, Cathy! I'm also enjoying a bit of sunshine in the most unlikely place - Wales!

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