That’s Cap’n Bad Ass To You

Wasn’t expecting the cats ‘n dogs that fell out of the sky beginning about 3 p.m. this afternoon. At all.  But boy did they come.

So when quittin’ time rolled around at 5:30 p.m. I weighed my options: bike the 13.8 miles home in about 6:30 – 6:45 p.m., or get on the No. 439 bus to the No. 704 and come through the front door about 8 p.m. if I was lucky… more like 8:30.

So figuring short of drowning one could only get so wet, I braved the unrelenting rain along with some mid-40 air temps, the gusting winds out of the west, and made it home. Much to the relief of Susan, one of the dogs and none of the cats.

And all the way I illicited equal measures of motorist pity and envy — the former whenever I was stuck dripping at red lights, the latter whenever I zipped past the back-ups brought about by the numerous traffic signal outages.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."