A quiet meet cute, the indignities of driving, and a giant vulture puts the kibosh on my Lyft driving days

This week’s road observations: I spy a man washing his car on a dark cold night. Which wasn’t as weird as seeing another man do yoga poses in the middle of the sidewalk later that (still dark, now rainy) night. ~~~~~~~~ #Lyft Line: The Quiet Meet Cute A girl with long black hair gets intoContinue reading “A quiet meet cute, the indignities of driving, and a giant vulture puts the kibosh on my Lyft driving days”

Cars Are Animals and the Road’s a Jungle

A porcupine stands in the middle of the road. Body completely still, its wide-open eyes stare placidly towards my passengers and me. I see it too late. We all brace ourselves as I slam the brakes and the car swerves violently. Just as it seems we’re about to crash into a stop sign, my ToyotaContinue reading “Cars Are Animals and the Road’s a Jungle”

NYE Special: Drunk Passengers Slur their Words of Wisdom

“I do not like people when they are drunk,  but I know some who become interesting when they are tipsy, who acquire what is not natural to them in their sober state; wit, beauty of thought, alertness, and richness of language. In such cases I am ready to bless wine.” —Leo Tolstoy (according to GeorgeContinue reading “NYE Special: Drunk Passengers Slur their Words of Wisdom”

A tardy friend redeems himself, the firefly rescuer, and why driving behind massive trucks is scary

We’ve got a couple of father daughter stories in the line-up today! See “A Good Caring Dad” (the first in my Uber Eats series), and “The Frog and the Unsuspecting Firefly” (also part of a recurring series, “Passengers Speak Spanish”). #Lyft Thoughts explores the anxiety of driving behind big trucks with lots of items jostlingContinue reading “A tardy friend redeems himself, the firefly rescuer, and why driving behind massive trucks is scary”

Passenger Story: The Ellen Meme, Punching Down, and Personal Sensitivities

I’m pulled over in front of Delta of Venus– a hippie, LGBT-friendly cafe I spent much of my time at as an under-grad at UC Davis, inside of which funky music plays, vibrant paintings hang from multi-colored walls, and Queer Student Union dance parties occasionally infuse the space with life. While waiting for passenger Chase*Continue reading “Passenger Story: The Ellen Meme, Punching Down, and Personal Sensitivities”