Sunday, July 17, 2011

Carmageddon - time to hunker down

For those of you who don't live in the microcosm of Southern California, you may be missing out on perhaps one of the funniest media events in a while.

"Carmageddon," as the media has dubbed this event, is the closure of a stretch of LA freeway that is really well traveled. They are scaring folks into staying off the roads so there is no traffic disaster. A good idea really.

Anyhow, a runner has been arrested for running on the vacant stretch of road. Jet Blue has offered to fly you around the mess for $4, and a bunch of cyclists proved that using your bike instead of taking the flight is actually the faster method of avoidance.

If you are in LA, and you are hunkering down for the weekend - well then, thanks for taking some of your down time to read my blog. If I was there, I think I would be quilting all weekend long.

Since I'm not, we had a nice BBQ with friends this weekend and I'm going to slip some quilting in tomorrow.

For now, enjoy the photo I took some time ago at the Getty Center (currently closed this weekend due to carmageddon). I used my Polaroid SX-70 camera and manipulated the image by heating it up and mushing the inks around with sculpting tools.


Julie Fukuda said...

That lovely event even made the news in Japan. Good time to stay home and quilt if you ask me!

AnnaVallance said...

Neat photo.

Liz said...

We heard about it in Michigan. Too funny!