20 June 2007

Best Car Crash Ever!

We were driving north on Western yesterday, around rush hour, in pretty heavy traffic. Two or three cars ahead of us, we saw a Blazer attempting to pull out of the BP parking lot across two lanes of north-bound traffic to turn south. A minute later, we heard a loud BANG as the Blazer hit a car. But not just any car -- a police cruiser! And THEN, as we watched, the Blazer gunned it and drove UP AND OVER THE HOOD OF THE POLICE CAR as it apparently attempted to get out of the way of oncoming traffic. AND there was a perp in the back seat of the cruiser! I have never seen a police officer look so simultaneously startled and pissed as the woman who climbed out of the passenger side of the cruiser.


09 June 2007

Common New Mexico Excuses I Will Not Accept in Chicago

"We were at the State Fair all week showing hogs."

"Our bus got stuck in the mud."

"The grader ran through our field and my dad had to re-grade the road himself."

"We couldn't get off the mountain."

"I was thrown off a bull and broke my arm."

"I was up in Santa Fe trying to protect my cock-fighting heritage."

"We were at a cock fight all weekend."

"My steers got out and I had to help my dad catch them."

"I was up all night making goat jerky with my mom."