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Slow down!

I got a speeding ticket. It was particular frustrating because I noticed a white car behind me, and I saw that the speed limit said 55, but I thought... it's I-35! It is normally 65 mph, and then the white car started flashing. If I knew it was a cop car, I would've stayed at 55, even though I'm on a 3 lane interstate that is normally 65.  I normally commute north on I-35, but was going South because of a team offsite.

I think they must have added the 55 mph speed limit recently, because I can't remember I-35 being lesser then 65 mph in Austin. Either that or it's usually always traffic there, so it was never a problem.

I was obviously caught in a speed trap, since there were many other cars that were pulled over earlier, according to my coworkers, but I just happened to have missed the cop cars and other signs (like everyone else being 55 mph). Sigh. There goes $163.

But it's okay, the Universe have been really generous to me lately. In fact, I got a Kitchenaid Mixer! I had a traditional registry that most people ignored in favor of the honeyfund. But if I was only going to put one thing there, it would've been the Kitchenaid Mixer. Also, Tom Booker got us the Ice-cream attachment! 

I am so excited about the Mixer! 

Baking to commence!

This reminds me of the Sex In The City episode where Carrie said, "I've never been married or had a baby shower, when do I get gifts??" Then invited her friend to a party of one, where she registered for just one pair of shoes. Her friend sent it :)

Today was offsite with the team at blazer tag, where I did pretty good. I came in 10th the first time, and 7th the second time in a party of 22. 

And I'm going to the Glee-sing-a-long tonight. So the day got better after the speeding ticket. Which I think was also the Universe telling me to chill.


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Apr. 24th, 2010 01:21 pm (UTC)
I-35 has always been 55 near downtown as long as I can remember. No one ever slowed below 65 that I noticed, though.
Apr. 24th, 2010 08:23 pm (UTC)
What I noticed on I-35 that was *shocking* after being on the east coast almost exclusively for three years was how badly people TAILGATE.
Going 70+ mph is all well and good, but not with less than a few car-lengths between you and your neighbors!
Maybe it's my pet-peeve after having been pulled over for "Following Too Closely" just after I moved to DE... ;-)

I have a secret hankering for a Kitchenaid mixer - one of the pretty crank ones. The Ice Cream Attachment takes up a TON of space in the freezer but it is SOOO GOOD.
Apr. 25th, 2010 02:13 pm (UTC)
It's been 55mph down there for at least six years. And is ridiculous. And there's always traffic there when I go (but I avoid 35 like the plague and thus am rarely there.)
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