Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Mourning





What we're drinking when we lost an old friend to cancer. Rest in peace, Ba.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Damn

Click here to read the story and see the video.

I haven't seen anyone as blatant as the woman described in this story, but I've seen plenty of passengers who demonstrate complete ignorance of or disregard for social distancing guidelines (despite ample new signage in the buses re: same), and it frightens and angers me.




Oops Redux

I added a screen shot of the article referenced in previous post "Oops", for the benefit of my foreign readers who said the link didn't work for them.

Monday, March 30, 2020

I'm Ba-aack!



Greetings, all!

A couple of posts ago I mentioned that I had undergone some major changes in my life. I won't bore you with the sordid details, but after a few rough months, I'm in a better place. I'm currently residing in Portland, Oregon and continuing in my work as a bus driver, but now for the local transit authority, TriMet.

I now feel able to resume some of my previous on-line activities, and am eager to begin posting about my new city and what it's like to go from driving for a small, semi-rural transit system to driving for a very large and busy one. Of course, with COVID-19, the city and the system are not very busy at all. I was just starting to get used to maneuvering in heavy traffic on narrow streets, and then everything changed. It will be a bit of a shock to my system if and when things return to normal.

Right now TriMet is dealing with drastically reduced ridership, and is having to make some cut backs in services, so next week I will have a different work schedule. At least I'm still working.

In other news, I am currently involved in a fun writing project with some of the Infomaniac Bitches and other bloggers from around the globe. It's called "A Write Panic". We take random turns writing new posts for an evolving story. Check it out, won't you?

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Friday, September 6, 2019

Still Here, Despite it All

I'm still around, but have had a major upheaval in my personal life and a change in location. Difficult to get on-line at the moment to keep up with the other Infomaniac Bitches, in no small part due to the fact that Blogger's mobile app is rather awful. I will be making periodic visits to your various blogs, looking in particularly for updates about the Freakin' Green Elf Shorts.

Cheers!

Rimpy