I went boarding again today up at Crystal Mountain and had a great time. I’m doing pretty well now and can make it down a blue trail without falling…too much. Not too bad for the second time around. I’m also not too sore…yet. We’ll see how I feel tomorrow.
It was good to come home, though, and after a long, hot shower I quickly called up a local Indian joint for some butter chicken and garlic nan. I hit the grocery store, took a drive to the Indian joint and picked up my food. I was parked around the corner of the main drag and as I was putting my food into my car, I heard the distinct screech of brakes out on the street. I turned around just in time to see two cars nearly T-bone each other right in the intersection. It wasn’t a head-on, but they collided quite hard and parts went flying. Soon enough there was a girl from one of the cars running around crying - I’m not sure if she was hurt or if it was one of the other passengers that was hurt, but it was disturbing nonetheless - the driver of the car that got hit was doing exactly the same thing I had just a couple minutes earlier. Pulling across a fairly busy street from a side-street.
In my opinion, Seattle streets are quite notorious for being pretty dangerous. All over the place there are roundabouts, intersecting streets with no traffic signs or signals, and side-streets criss-crossing main streets all over the place with people illegally street parked right by the intersection. I was just thinking the other day how surprisingly free the streets are of accidents…but this was definitely a chilling reminder to be careful out there.