Carmageddon

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Carmageddon

I know we've got a few from southern California ... what are you doing for this weekend's carmageddon? Getting the heck out of here? Hunkering down nearby your doctors' offices? Ignoring it?

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What is that? Is it Comicon?

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I'm not crazy enough to ever take the 405 anywhere, unless it's just to get to another fwy. lol.

I'm in LB & plan to stay here...if I must go, the 5 it will be.

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Ignore me - I googled it. At first it pulled up as a video game - that's why I asked if it was Comicon. (sp?)

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No Jenn, Kiewet (the construction co my bf works for) is dropping the bridge off Mulholland Drive onto the 405 fwy. The 405, if I'm not mistaken, is the busiest road in the world.

It's a HUGE deal out here....it's so big that Jet Blue is offering $4 flights from Burbank to LB for people to get over it.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/carmageddon/

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Yeah it's straight up panic time in LA where we get our jollies from commuting several hours a day. Speaking of which, I need to get outta here before the 10 slows to its afternoon halt! Wink

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"triplespiral" wrote:

Yeah it's straight up panic time in LA where we get our jollies from commuting several hours a day. Speaking of which, I need to get outta here before the 10 slows to its afternoon halt! Wink

As do I - although I don't take our portion of I-10 - my highway is still bumper to bumper.

See you tomorrow!

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i have no idea what youre talking about! i figured it was some sort of herb for pregnancy Biggrin

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I am so excited about Carmageddon!!!! I have been waiting for weeks. I can't wait to see what happens!!! I drove that section of the 405 today and it is generally a mess anyway, so it has the potential to be insane!

My family will be home for the weekend sticking to our Ventura County abode. As far as I know my dad will be at his home in SFV.

I wish I could watch what they are doing up there though, I am sure it is amazing!!! I hope it is televised!!!

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"Jenn0113" wrote:

Ignore me - I googled it. At first it pulled up as a video game - that's why I asked if it was Comicon. (sp?)

Lol Comic-con is in San Diego, so thankfully those of us driving to Cali for it (like me and DH!!) won't have to take the 405 (I don't think... I'll have to check mapquest again lol... we're driving to Anaheim first from Vegas, so I know that's just the 15 to the 60 to the 57... but I'm not sure from Anaheim to SD!). It's nice of CHP or whoever it is to let you know of when the freeways are going to be closed though... I swear they do this crap in Vegas and don't tell anyone about it!

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"Carolyn85" wrote:

i have no idea what youre talking about! i figured it was some sort of herb for pregnancy Biggrin

ROFL! We were both off!

"Starryblue702" wrote:

Lol Comic-con is in San Diego, so thankfully those of us driving to Cali for it (like me and DH!!) won't have to take the 405 (I don't think... I'll have to check mapquest again lol... we're driving to Anaheim first from Vegas, so I know that's just the 15 to the 60 to the 57... but I'm not sure from Anaheim to SD!). It's nice of CHP or whoever it is to let you know of when the freeways are going to be closed though... I swear they do this crap in Vegas and don't tell anyone about it!

My Dh was supposed to go to Comic-con the last 2 years but decided against it both times. That's the only reason I even know what it is. LOL

Houston is pretty good about announcing road closures, thank goodness.

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Jenn... you should both go... it's so much fun! At least check out the site because the schedule is up and you can see all of the panels and things that are going on and see if it's something you guys might want to check out next year! I've never read a comic book in my life and this is my 7th con!

http://mysched.comic-con.org/