February 27, 2003 6:07 PM

I was nearly hit twice today in town, once by an SUV and another by a screaming ambulance. The near-miss experience with the SUV was particularly surreal, since I caught a glimpse of it waiting for a bus to pass to go into the parking lot as I walked pass the entrance, thinking subconsciously that it was possible that I could be easily smashed by its glaring chrome front.

The thrift stores bore some nice things today - a nearly mint condition copy of Bridge Over Troubled Water, and a copy of Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme still in it's unwrapped plastic. Granted, I have both of these albums already, but these are in unquestionably better condition. I also picked me up a Gene Krupa record, on a whim.