#963 – Coast

My favorite version of this happens while I’m out driving around with someone and we stop at a red light. I’ll look out the passenger window and see something that reminds me of something… what is it?… perhaps it was from a dream I had this morning… it’s a foggy memory and kind of hard to focus on… At this point I catch movement in my peripheral vision because I have let just enough pressure off the breaks that the car has started to inch forward. I yell “AAAAAA!” and slam on the breaks while quickly gripping the steering wheel with both hands. After a short pause a voice speaks from the passenger side. “Uhh… what was that all about?”


17 thoughts on “#963 – Coast”

  1. MaskedMan says:

    Did the bike-into-lake gig oggling a pretty jogger in a bikini top and shorts… And no, she didn’t even stop to laugh. I doubt she even knew what she’d casued. 😛

  2. Chuck says:

    Running in a bikini top? That sounds painful.

  3. i.half4 says:

    I see monster frog eyes poking up out of the lake.

  4. JezMM says:

    This is why I’m afraid of ever learning to drive. Even when walking I’m looking around all over. I just love scenery in general, and noticing little details I imagine most people don’t. Like I’ll see a drainpipe I never noticed before and be genuinely a bit thrilled. It’s doubley-so when I’m being driven somewhere. I can’t bear to think if I was driving I would have to concentrate on the road 99% of the time.

  5. Roland says:

    used to go to school by moped, once in the glory days. Had to drive for half an hour, nearly all of it on the low frequented sidewalk/driveway along a main road. ‘Cause it was sooooo boring to tottle along with 25 km/h I usually had my nose in a book while steering with one hand, one leg resting on the gear casing. Still I cannot image why I never had an accident. Possibly luck of the idiot.

  6. baughbe says:

    JezMM, If you are paying 99% attention to the road, then you are paying about 50% more than everyone else. Having been a professional driver, I know just how little attention most people pay to the road. And yet so few accidents actually happen. So you can relax a little and get your license, and insurance, lots and lots of insurance.

  7. Luc says:

    Does it ever happen to you that you arrive home on your bike but you have no recollection of riding the 7 km from school to home? I used to be thinking about lots of stuff on my bike, while nicely stopping for red lights and such.

  8. Beege says:

    My parents banned cloud watching on road trips. I would not stop pointing stuff out to them. For the whole 5 hour ride. Nothing but clouds.

    I had fun, though.

  9. Enlyn says:

    I get very distracted by things while I’m driving, especially clouds and rainbows. A car ride conversation usually consists of:

    “I see a bunny firefighter!”

  10. I feel the same way about those wind energy farms. Driving up I-65 to Chicago, I have to force myself not to look at them because the windmills are just hypnotic to me.

  11. MaskedMan says:

    She wasn’t top-heavy. Just shapely. 🙂 Besides which, in *my* youth, bikini tops were a bit more… substantial. Now git off me lawn! 😛

    You win the comments! 😀

  12. i.half4 says:

    Thankyu. Thankyu very much.

  13. i.half4 says:

    Just wish I could remember why I saw it that way… Ha! I remember where I saw eyes like that before. It was on a dragon in a Bizzarro panel.

    …Hope Chris doesn’t mind the mention of a *syndicated* type here.

  14. steve says:

    “Oooo it looks like a bu-Woah!” *Splash*

  15. i.half4 says:

    Come to think of it now, the dragon from bizzaro was very different. I only confused it because that panel had a hallucinogenic theme, and like the dragon I remember, those bike wheels are clearly making Kaleidoscope Eyes. I can almost see the dragon I remember, but where is it from…
    …I think I remember it having eyes made of orange slices.

  16. Scott says:

    The wheels are probably what the people at Loch Ness saw.

  17. Waladil says:

    Loch Biff?

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