September 12th, 2006

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...was on my way home after picking up the kidlet yesterday; had her up on my shoulders cuz she really enjoys that. Good view, I guess.

Came to the intersection we pass almost every day - a main four-lane road intersected by a two-lane community feed. We crossed the two-lane road, no problem.

From the corner, we checked for cars coming (I include the kidlet in this) and determined that there was only one truck on the far two-lane road that was stopped already; we were good to go.

As we approached the second lane, the truck started its turn...

"...impatient," thought I, and kept walking. It started to pick up some speed, but we continued forward - sometimes people turn into the far lane, but regardless, if I had to get out of the way, going forward was now closer and certainly easier. The truck kept coming.

I had to run a couple of steps to get out of this guy's way! He made no effort to slow down, and did not stop afterwards either. Drove on down the road and changed lanes...

He came within a couple of feet of hitting me and my daughter. I have no idea why; we were not dawdling, nor were we speed-walking. Even had we been doing either, this would not be justified. If the sun was in his eyes, then perhaps he should not have been going through an intersection when he could not see properly.

Daydreaming, maybe? I dunno.

My point is - if you are driving a vehicle, you are in control of a large and very heavy object that can quite easily harm or kill someone. Please, please, please drive with due care!

...what if, in my place, there had been a couple of kids chatting on their way home after school?
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I Am A: Chaotic Good Elf Bard Mage


Alignment:
Chaotic Good characters are independent types with a strong belief in the value of goodness. They have little use for governments and other forces of order, and will generally do their own things, without heed to such groups.


Race:
Elves are the eldest of all races, although they are generally a bit smaller than humans. They are generally well-cultured, artistic, easy-going, and because of their long lives, unconcerned with day-to-day activities that other races frequently concern themselves with. Elves are, effectively, immortal, although they can be killed. After a thousand years or so, they simply pass on to the next plane of existance.


Primary Class:
Bards are the entertainers. They sing, dance, and play instruments to make other people happy, and, frequently, make money. They also tend to dabble in magic a bit.


Secondary Class:
Mages harness the magical energies for their own use. Spells, spell books, and long hours in the library are their loves. While often not physically strong, their mental talents can make up for this.


Deity:
Hanali Cenanil is the Chaotic Good elven goddess of love, beauty, and art. She is also known as the Heart of Gold and Lady Goldheart. Her followers delight in creation and youth, and work to spread happiness, love, and beauty. Their preferred weapon is the dagger.


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