April 24th, 2006

mathmo

Moral dilemma

I was walking down the pavement a short while ago when a cyclist whizzed past, having seemingly swerved a bit to avoid hitting me. I barely had time to think "Well get off the pavement then" before he narrowly avoided a head-on collision with a lamp post by slamming on his brakes. Unfortunately he failed to avoid going into a front-wheelie and collapsing in a heap on the ground.

Well, I felt a bit sorry for him.
mathmo

Circular mail

Earlier today I posted a letter to an address in Houston. It's something that really should have gone about a month ago (nothing exciting, just a name change request for a frequent flyer account), but we hadn't written it then and bopeepsheep said "It'll be easier to just send it once we get there."

We actually drove within 300 metres of the address (as the crow flies) while going west on Beltway 8. (Twice, in fact — once on our way out of the airport and again on the way to Katy Mills.) But we didn't necessarily know this at the time; it was probably just after we got back from Katy when I looked it up.

We never got around to getting a stamp to post it in Houston, and to our surprise there didn't seem to be postal facilities of any kind at the airport where we had a couple of hours to kill before flying back home.

So it had a free ride back on the plane and now it's back to plan A.