Monday is Canada Day so I spent most of Sunday celebrating by watching Degrassi! I imagine I’ll do the same tomorrow. Love you, Canada!
What a week. On my first night back from my vacation, I got a call from my neighbor and was informed that some strange man had just put a piece of paper on my car’s windshield. After throwing on some clothes, I ran outside and discovered that I had been given a parking ticket for parking in front of my own house! (Usually, I park in the driveway but, on Monday, we had company so I did the nice thing and let them have the driveway.) According to the ticket, I was guilty of “Illegal Parking — Facing Traffic.”
And listen, I get it. If you’re parking in the city, you need to park so you’re not facing traffic. But this was a residential street, one that hardly has any traffic. I mean, at the very least, give me a warning before charging me 60 dollars!
Later, I would learn that I was one of several people in the neighborhood to have been given a parking ticket that night. Apparently, some good citizen decided to call the police and let them know that something had to be done about all the people parking in the street!
Well, here’s the good thing. After three days of trying, I was finally able to look up my citation online and I discovered that the charges had been dismissed and the ticket had been reduced to just being a “warning.” Unofficially, I’ve been informed that all the citations were originally meant to be just warnings but the cop they sent down to the neighborhood apparently screwed up and gave out actual tickets. On Thursday, I got a “Dear Resident” letter from the police department, saying that all of the “charges” filed against the residents of the neighborhood had been dropped “in the interest of justice.”
Which …. you know, whatever. As long as I don’t have to pay 60 dollars for parking in front of my house, that’s all that matters to me. Still, if there was any chance of me becoming any less anti-government this year, this experience killed it.
Anyway, that’s my drama of the week. In other news, I started my summer job writing for the Big Brother Blog this week! And I watched some movies and I read a lot of books about traffic law.
In fact, here’s what I watched, read, and listened to this week!
Films I Watched:
- A Bride’s Revenge (2019)
- Captive State (2019)
- A Daughter’s Deception (2019)
- From Russia With Love (1963)
- Prophecy (1979)
- Road House (1989)
- Staged Killer (2019)
- Viewer Discretion Advised (1996)
- The Wild One (1953)
Television Shows I Watched:
- The 2020 Democratic Presidential Debate — Night 1
- The 2020 Democratic Presidential Debate — Night 2
- The Amazing Race 31
- The Bachelorette
- Big Brother 21
- Big Little Lies
- Cheerleader Generation
- Dance Moms
- Doctor Phil
- Face the Truth
- Fear the Walking Dead
- Grand Hotel
- It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
- King of the Hill
- Wheel of Fortune
Books I Read:
- Beat Your Traffic Ticket: How to Go to Court and Win! (2015) by Mick Reiser
- How to Get Out of a Traffic Ticket and 9 Other Tips to Get What You Want Using Body Language (2014) by Traci Brown
- How to get out of a Traffic Ticket : Written by a former Police Officer (2018) by Mark Ferrusi
- Police State: How America’s Cops Get Away with Murder (2015) by Gerry Spence
- Seven Principles of Good Government (2012) by Gov. Gary Johnson
- Tickets You Never Knew Existed (2011) by Scott R. Miller
Music To Which I Listened:
- Adam Rickfors
- Big Data
- Calvin Harris
- Cat Pierce
- The Chemical Brothers
- Downtown Sasquatch
- Jake Epstein
- The Regrettes
- Robert DeLong
- The Ting Tings
- Tove Lo
Links from Last Week:
- On her photography site, Erin shared Tree, The Sky, Life Saver, SMU Athletic Field, Driving in the Rain, White Rock Lake, and White Rock Lake 2!
- I started my summer job of writing about Big Brother for the Big Brother Blog!
- I wrote about the finale of The Amazing Race!
- On my music site, I shared music from The Chemical Brothers, Cassius, Calvin Harris, P!nk, Tove Lo, Cat Pierce, and The Regrettes!
- For Horror Critic, I reviewed 1979’s Prophecy!
Links From The Site:
- Case reviewed the third episode of Titans! He also reviewed Professor Marston and the Wonder Women!
- Erin profiled John Coleman Burroughs and shared the following artwork: Two-Timing Sister (uh oh), Cat Man, Crazy To Kill, Desk Wife, The Dove, Killer Shark, and Killer Sharks!
- Gary reviewed Mighty Joe Young and Eddie and the Cruisers!
- Jeff shared music videos from The Beach Boys, Madness, Information Society, Mick Smiley, and PJ Harvey!
- Ryan reviewed All-Time Comics : Zerosis Deathscape” #0 and Deadly Prey, along with sharing his weekly reading round-up!
- I shared my Oscar predictions for June. I shared music videos from The Ting Tings and The Regrettes! I shared teasers from James Bond 25 and Hobbs & Shaw. I reviewed The Adventurers and The Wild One!
HAPPY CANADA DAY!