Driving while talking

Driving under the influence

Driving under the influence

Yesterday I was driving back from Modesto and I noticed a CHP officer out of the corner of my eye. 1  My first instinct is always to double check my speed.

However, yesterday afternoon I noticed this officer was on his cell, left elbow propped up on the edge of the window, yakking away, while tailgating a semi in the slow lane.

Not wanting to get pulled over for driving under the influence of irony, I didn’t take a picture with my phone.

BTW, I’ve got to be in San Francisco this afternoon – stop me and say hello!

  1. Photo courtesy of OregonDOT []

Another personal record: Bridge Toll

Free pass

Free pass

Yesterday I had an appearance in San Jose and then another up in San Rafael.  From San Jose I drove up through San Francisco, northbound over the Golden Gate Bridge, to my appearance, then back over to Contra Costa County via the Richmond Bridge.1

Wait for it…

The Golden Gate is only toll southbound and the Richmond is only toll westbound.  I traveled over two bridges and didn’t pay a single toll!

  1. Photo courtesy of worldsurfer []



Success??? Where do I sign up?

In my tradition of sharing my fortunes1 with you, I present my latest fortune cookie fortune.

I like to think I earned this one.  I ordered mu shu from the same place as last time.  So far so good.


  1. Both good and bad… []

Objection withdrawn

Nuff said

'Nuff said

This last weekend while attended a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the State Bar of California I referred to myself as a workers’ compensation nerd12

Some very kind, but ultimately uninformed, person assured me that I was not a nerd after all. 3 4  Let’s step back for a minute and examine the facts.  At that very moment I was:

  • Taking a few days off work to attend a meeting about workers’ compensation5
  • Inside a conference room with about twenty other workers’ compensation attorneys
  • Awake at 8:30 AM on a Friday morning pontificating about Ogilvie math
  • Sitting in front of my laptop, typing about workers’ compensation
  • Making notes in my blog about workers’ compensation

Clearly, we need to have a heart-to-heart about “substantial evidence.”

Well, last night I received an e-mail stating that they had seen this website and offered this retraction:

“I must actually withdraw my objection to your calling yourself a workers’ comp nerd.”

They must have seen my walk through posts.

  1. Can you believe someone already owns WCExec.com???  What a perfect domain name for the workers’ compensation executive committee! []
  2. I kid because I love! []
  3. Glasses notwithstanding. []
  4. Photo courtesy of this person. []
  5. Without MCLE in sight! []
Written by Jay Shergill in: Author,Blogging |

Bay Bridge still closed!

bay bridge

Bay Bridge still being repaired...

So, the Bay Bridge will NOT be open this morning.  The Bay Bridge has its own Twitter page so you can check its status (updated every few hours).1

Update @ 5:58am:  “Bay Bridge repairs are undergoing final inspections. The bridge is expected to open later today. Check back for updates and opening time.

When I had to drive to Palo Alto last Thursday I completely avoided all the bridges because traffic was such a mess.  It took me longer, but at least it took me longer in a predictable fashion.

  1. Photo courtesy of Telstar Logistics []
Written by Jay Shergill in: Author,Road Warrior | Tags: , ,

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