Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Lightning Leaves Lamar Smoldering

I just wasted 30 minutes of my time scrolling through one of those "missed connections" sites. I don't know if that makes me an ego maniac or a romantic ... Regardless, no one out there is searching for me.
Anyway, with those crazy storms this morning, my friend had quite an encounter. She was in her car at Lamar and Koenig (?) and right in front of her in the intersection, a big bolt of lightning shot right down in the street, hitting the roadway. She said everyone in the other cars around her reacted by ducking and that all she could think was that she hoped she wasn't the highest object around. The road, she said, smoldered after it got hit. That's pretty scary.


justcarl said...

Having survived a near miss such as that, may be a good enough reason to buy a lottery ticket. :)

I know the intersection. It's next to the location of what was the television studios for the Uncle Jay Show years and years ago. He was the local equivalent of Captain Kangaroo.

They had a promotion one year in which they gave away Slip-n-Slides and Water Wiggles in a contest. I won a Water Wiggle and got to join the other winners on the show. Pretty exciting. I think I was in the second grade if I remember.

El Jefe Maximo said...

Guess I'd have been okay...cause fer sure I would not have been the tallest object at that intersection...