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Mom Deals With Local Traffic

When I was a wee thing, my parents moved out the the Highly dubious condo in East Palo Alto and into a relatively nice suburban neighborhood, into a house immediately across the street from my new elementary school.  Immediate, as in, less than 40 feet from the traffic circle.   Mom would wave at me from the driveway sometimes while I was in class.  This should have made getting me to and from school easy, but there was an issue:

I still had to cross the street, and because I was living in the over-caffeinated heart of silicon valley at the time, that meant dodging the local commuters barreling through the school zone at upwards of 40 miles per hour with no regard for the stop signs.

The flashing “School Zone” signs were ignored.  
The city refused to put in speed bumps or devote extra patrol cars.
One of my classmates grandmother’s volunteered as crossing guard, and some jackass in a BMW ran over her foot on the first day.

Now, mom declared as we drove Mrs. Manchez to the hospital her foot in a beer cooler full of ice, Would be a good time to take the law into my own hands.

So after dropping Mrs. Manchez off at the hospital, we drove to the thrift store, where my mom found a navy blazer, aviator sunglasses, a pilot’s cap and an old, clunky-looking hair dryer.  

The next morning, mom went out to the sidewalk in her new “uniform”, with the hair dryer and a legal pad so she could write down the grocery list.  Every time a car would come roaring down the road, Mom would look up, point the hairdryer at them, and, and write something down.  

I remember listening to brakes squeal all day the first time she tried it, Mercedes and BMWs screeching to a crawl as they passed the school, glaring at her.   By that afternoon, cars were creeping along at an over-cautious 10mph, and I was able to get home without taking my life into my hands.

After that, Mom went out “in uniform” every couple of days, because intermittent re-enforcement is what REALLY gets a change in behavior going, and point the hair dryer at anyone speeding through the school zone, usually while writing down grocery lists or short stories, or drawing unflattering caricatures of the other PTA moms.

Eventually, however, one of the cars that came through was a patrol car, and he slowly pulled to a halt in front of mom, glaring at her though his own reflective glasses.

She smiled an waved the hair dryer.  “Good afternoon!”

“…What’re you doing?”  he groaned, 3 in the afternoon entirely too early for this shit.

“Writin’ a grocery list.”  She beamed, and when that failed to satisfy him, she explained about the speeding problem and that if they couldn’t send a partol car out here to ticket people regularly, she figured that a hair dryer would be the next best thing.  Working like a charm so far.  They didn’t even notice the little airplanes on the Pilot’s hat.

The officer stared at her for a moment longer before his face broke out into a slow grin.  “Y’know, when we’re out of a car, we usually wear visibility vests.  So more people see you and your… Phaser.”

And that’s the story of how Mom and Officer Brown met and started the neighborhood watch program.


Park Seo Joon’s melt your heart smile in Witch’s Romance ♡ [episodes 01-07]

goals in life: to find someone tht will gaze at me with the same admiration tht jeon jungkook has when he stares at his smol husband, park jimin

It’s Always Been You

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE BEAUTIFUL AND PRECIOUS @melissbenoist!! hope you have a wonderful day, pal <3

“I swear to fucking God, if you don’t come over here with a giant bag of Reese’s and a gigantic tub of ice cream – better be my favorite flavor, too – then I’m firing you as my best friend,” Stiles threatened into the phone pressed against his ear. His face was buried in the pillow on his bed so his words came out in a muffle. But, judging by the chuckle in his ear, he was understood regardless.

“I’ll be there in fifteen, drama queen,” Derek said, amusement and fondness clear in his voice, and Stiles groaned at him before hanging up and tossing his phone carelessly toward the foot of the bed.

When he was five years old and running around the park with his action figures, his dad sitting on a bench nearby and talking to the other parents, Stiles had met Derek Hale. Derek had been six at the time, a few months shy of turning seven, and he had been at the park with his sisters. But instead of watching them or paying attention to little Cora trying to play with him, he had been watching Stiles.

Stiles had taken notice and, being Stiles, had gone over and asked him if he wanted to play superheroes with him. Derek had smiled brightly and nodded, and Stiles had handed him his Superman action figure while keeping his own Batman one.

They had played for hours, both swallowed into their own little world and completely ignoring the rest of the universe. It had just been the two of them; Batman and Superman saving the citizens (ants and insects) of the grass below them.

They had become inseparable since then, Stiles latching onto Derek like a leech and Derek letting him. And when Derek had shown up to Stiles’ sixth year birthday party with a special edition of a Batman comic, Stiles had declared him his best friend. Not much changed over the years, not even when they themselves changed.

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[STARCAST] SuperJunior’s Yesung in a spectacular development as policeman Oh Hyun-ho

OCN drama “Voice” is highly loved by the viewers because of its thrilling and spectacular story! And there’s this genius hacker of the “Golden Time Team”, Oh Hyun-ho policeman. You all have been watching out for him, right?

The innocent youngest police has joined the “Golden Time Team”!

This cute and lovely guy is becoming a real crew of Golden Time Team through a variety of cases!

He keeps on expressing his feelings for Park Eun-soo while presenting his cool looks

(He looks so cute while looking up at her…)

During the incident when Eun-soo’s sister Eun-byul was abducted, when captain Kang Kwon-joo was out of office,

he showed off his talent as “white hacker” and cleared his real position!


This lovely white hacker Oh Hyun-ho gets addicted to drugs and ended up in a hostage situation!

He was tricked by his stalker and he had no choice but to take a hostage!

We couldn’t see the innocent looks of Oh Hyun-ho but his expression was so real as if he became the real criminal!

His acting was outstanding enough to trick the viewers!!

Curious about the behind-the-scenes during this ‘club’ scene?! Watch it in the clip below!

▶ Yesung – [Voice] Behind-the-scenes of the feverish ‘club’ scene!

But, this innocent boy with aegyo is so much lovely ♥

He is lovely, pretty, and cute all the time! The development of the genius hacker Oh Hyun-ho will keep on hereafter.

“You’ll stay with me, right?”

At OCN drama “Voice” aired every Saturday and Sunday at 10p.m, watch Yesung who became the genius hacker Oh Hyun-ho and check out his developed acting skills! Spend this weekend with “Voice”! Don’t forget to watch it on time ‘v’

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