On the one hand, Tim admires the graffiti tagger who has gotten his giant "Syms" on locations that are obviously difficult to reach - such as the side of the I-93 upper deck.
On the other hand, Tim wishes the guy would knock it off already:
... There's a lot of graffiti out there that actually makes things look better. This doesn't. This is just about ego, and Syms should be ashamed rather than proud.
Eka's son needed to be rushed to the Children's emergency room yesterday - forcing her to make this request:
... Please - if you see an ambulance behind you with glaring lights and it's sirens on full blast - MOVE OUT OF THE WAY. It was awful - I was terrified that something was going to happen while we were trapped on 93 and that the ambulance wouldn't be equipped to help him. An absolutely awful feeling. ...
On Boston Crazy Driving, Tim says good-bye to the old Sunbeam billboard on I-93 in Dorchester, which came down last week:
... The change leaves me cold because now it seems like driving into Boston is no different than driving into Cleveland or Jacksonville. It wasn't a major landmark, but it was one that reminded me of some great childhood memories of coming into Boston.
On Boston Crazy Driving, Tim discovers he's not the only one to loop around Logan waiting for an incoming flight rather than parking, wonders why the lady in the minivan is going 25 in the HOV lane in the tunnel and concludes that the Big Dig has improved traffic:
... Everyone was supremely impressed, not in me, but in the fact that it seems like maybe the Big Dig might have been worth it after all. Or, as my sister-in-law wryly pointed out, our traffic is getting better because everyone is leaving.