Wednesday, December 7, 2005

Frozen Alive!

Austin has hit it's record high AND it's record low for December all in one week.

Tonight it dropped to about 28 degrees and everything is freezing. I've also learned a very important lesson: My car is not capable of handling cold. The mirrors are frozen with a layer of ice, the windshield squirty things won't squirt, and doors were stuck closed.

I also learned people in Austin don't know how to drive on icy roads. There were accidents all over the place and even though you skid across the road when you get to about 20 miles an hour people were still going 35 to 40. Genius!

The good news is that the final I had scheduled for tomorrow morning is now cancelled and rescheduled for next week. Extra study time!


  1. at least u don't have to deal with people in new orleans who haven't mastered the concept of a 4-way stop. i want traffic lights back, so i can go back to seeing it turn green, THEN looking for the asshole who's running the red light e-v-e-r-y t-i-m-e.

  2. oscarlovescrawfishDecember 8, 2005 at 5:36 AM

    Texans seem to drive faster when the roads are slick. I guess the logic is you drive better when the roads are shittier.

  3. Haha, welcome to cold weather! I drove on the ice for the first time in my LIFE today, and yes, I ran into a curb. I was trying to get out of my apartment complex and my car just wouldn't turn...well, it started to, and then it changed it's mind. I drove 15 mph the WHOLE way to school. We're at about 8 degrees right now, it's supposed to be 0 or below by the time I wake up in the morning, just in time to get out for my exam! Yay for me!