On Sunday night we had the great fortune to eat an amazingly delicious dinner with our dear friends Nate & Chica. While eating Nate sensitively informed me that my blog had indeed turned into a “Mommy Blog”, which I had vowed to avoid. Chica then jumped in and told me I was “not that bad” and managed to name several mutual friends who had “mommy blogs” that were “not that bad”. Chica also assured me she still read my blog, but Nate wasn’t shy to admit that he has kicked me right out of his RSS.
As I sat later that evening and pondered this dilemma, I realized that most of the “problem” stemmed from spending all my time with Harmon. Now this is not really a problem, other than most of what I think about are baby things and my available time to blog has been significantly reduced. So, here’s a resolution to bring more balance to this blog, as I would be sad to find I had lost any more Nate’s out there. So you can now expect a “mommy/rude letters to strangers/really great stories having nothing to do with babies (probably)” blog. Oh Nate, you’ll understand someday when you have kids.
As such, here is a letter for you:
I understand that probably someday you will be adding a new lane to 405 between our exit (#9) and the Coal Creek exit, but I was just wondering if you could possibly make it any unsafer in the meantime? It was one thing when you took away the nice on-ramp to speed up on, making it virtually impossible to merge without getting mauled by a Mack truck. But then you decided you needed a yield sign, making those cars already in the lane on the freeway thinking that it’s ok to run you off the road. But now you have added a barrier(!) so now I cannot even see my impending doom. It’s scary enough driving in the Seattle area, can’t we cut out the blind merging? Seriously.
Waiting impatiently for the new lane,
PS I realize the snowstorm slowed you down, but it’s not snowing anymore, why aren’t you working?