25. April 2008 · 2 comments · Categories: Ramble

Sometimes I am absolutely stunned by what I read online:

One good thing about the lack of parking spaces and the traffic mess that occurred Sunday in and around the brand-new Long Center for the Performing Arts?

Since a lot of people with tickets to the opera “Carmen” couldn’t get there in time to see the show, some lucky guys got out of attending the opera.

What a blessing in disguise.

When some of these poor schleps left the house Sunday, they thought they were being dragged by their old ladies to sit still during three torturous hours of screeching, howling and musical bellyaching. But suddenly, thanks to the City of Austin’s usual poor planning, some of these dudes avoided the operatic experience because there was no place to park. Or, they just couldn’t get there at all, because of the gridlock that occurred at South First Street, Barton Springs Road and Riverside Drive.

So, how many folks couldn’t get to the Long Center to see the opera because there was no place to leave the car, or they just couldn’t get through the traffic snarl in time to hear some fat lady try to bust a drinking glass with a high C?

You can read the whole thing here if you really want to.

Hmmm. Should I write something snide about Texas? No. I should not.


  1. to each their own!

  2. Well, if my husband ever called me his old lady and suggested i dragged him places I wouldn’t be his own, that’s for sure. 🙂