Tuesday, April 11, 2006

doo doo doo doo...doo doo doo doo...

"You're traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind; a journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of the imagination. Next stop: THE TWILIGHT ZONE."

There should be a picture of me and Darby over there next to Rod Sterling. Because, I seriously felt as though I was sucked up into some kind of Twilight Zone vortex last night. There was NO traffic on the 405 yesterday evening! Did you hear what I said? No...traffic...on...the...405! It was a little creepy. It was a quiet dusk, with the setting sun sort of peeking out from behind the clouds, and zero traffic. I really did feel like something was wrong. Where was everyone? Did some kind of disaster happen that I was unaware of? What did my usual fellow commuters know that I didn't? It was disconcerting, and yet, I wasn't complaining at all. I took it as some good traffic karma, maybe to balance out those heinous days last week, when it took me twice as long to get home as usual. Whatever the case may be, I'll take it. I don't expect to have anywhere near that kind of luck this evening...or any other, for that matter.

4 comments:

Chris said...

That's very bizarre! Have you ever heard the song Transit by Richard Shindell? That's what your experience reminds me of...

Jennifer said...

No traffic on the 405? That would have seriously weirded me out. That freeway is always jammed.

Theresa said...

In the hospital we always say that the worst thing you can say is "Gee, it's quiet today." Immediately something crazy walks in. Sorry, but I think you jinxed yourself.

candsmom said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for more Twilight Zone traffic experiences for you. ;-) Take care! :-)