April 2nd, 2004

Our buddy the bridge jumper

I hit the toll plaza around 10:30 this morning headed for the office. Traffic was slow all the way across the eastern span, and the two left lanes were closed. There was a Caltrans truck or two there, and about a dozen CHP units, most on bikes.

As I passed by, I saw a bright red BMW 3 series, probably mid-80s vintage, parked in the far left lane. Nothing else seemed to be amiss.

Later in the day, I found a link to this story: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/04/02/state2314EST0197.DTL

I guess I'm lucky I hit the office when I did. Any later and I would have been stuck in hellacious traffic.

And while I'm writing, I made an appointment to get my hair bleached and dyed a week from tomorrow. Yay! No more brown for me... it'll be all purple all the time.