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Today we went to Blockbuster to return movies, and we went to Taco Bell for lunch. On the way, we got cut off by I think two different cars who decided it was their turn. And when we were waiting at a light, a car was cut off by TWO cars in a row - he had the right of way as he was turning right, and they were turning left. He even honked and they didn't look at him. Every single time someone does something like that (and every time people get too close when I'm crossing Cornell on my way to and from work every day - which is probably about four times a day), it makes me want to move that much more. I don't want to wait until April. I want to go now. I guess breaking the lease wouldn't be the best idea, but I don't care. People are so awful to each other up here, and when they drive around in big hunks of metal and appear to be willing to smash other people... argh.

And while we're on the subject, why do drivers think that when they don't look at you, it means you're not there? Every time someone does something stupid, they pointedly look away from us.

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rini
Sep. 6th, 2003 01:19 pm (UTC)
what you really need to do is move to another part of Portland! You live in the souless part of Portland so it's no wonder drivers are more crazy out there :-)
rivulet
Sep. 6th, 2003 01:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Beavertron is full of rich biddies who think they're better than everybody else just because they have to get their kid to soccer practice and they have to get their Starbucks coffee all in five minutes.

Which reminds me, you should read The Nanny Diaries - it's really funny.
rini
Sep. 6th, 2003 06:06 pm (UTC)
hm, the Nanny Diaries? sounds interesting.
I looked for the south beach diet book today, but didn't find it.

You should move to a part of Portland you like better- you could also get a better deal on rent!
rivulet
Sep. 6th, 2003 10:16 pm (UTC)
I might end up doing that someday! The only reason I'm here is because they took dogs and it was so close to work. But if we stay in Portland after April, I'm moving out of this neighborhood, that's for sure.
azucena
Sep. 6th, 2003 01:57 pm (UTC)
and you were just complaining about NYers! i remember portland being notorious for bad drivers. (although austin drivers are pretty damn awful too.) and the comment above is right on, the outer parts of the city are the worst. in close, more people commute by bus or bike and are much more laid back.

where would you move to if you broke the lease?
rivulet
Sep. 6th, 2003 03:30 pm (UTC)
I want to move to Corvallis still. The thing is, though, Cory's not sure how much longer he's going to stay at his current job, and it'd be harder to find another graphic design job in Corvallis than it would in Portland (even though Portland's not that great either).
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