Random shit I wanted to post that has no feasible connection whatsoever to any definition of "rawness"

Well, it's been quite the, uh, "explosive" weekend for the Bay Area:

* You might've heard about the minor inferno that erupted circa 3 am just east of the Bay Bridge, a.k.a. Macarthur Maze, a.k.a. heart and soul of the morning commute into the City. Truck full of some 8000 gallons of gasoline hit a pillar and erupted in a fiery burst that effectively incinerated the truck, melted the highway itself and resulted in a nightmare of a traffic situation for the foreseeable future. Amazingly, the driver walked away with only second-degree burns. It's all anyone's talking about; commuters in the East Bay especially are pretty much f*cked for the next two months or so, easily. People are saying it'll be the worst commuting mess since the '89 Loma Prieta earthquake killed the bridge. Free rides on public transport and whatnot are supposed to ease the congestion, but all I can say is: thank god I live in the City. Here's the rundown and a few unbelievable pics of the crazy fireball, too.

* The only other thing people are talking about is the wild and crazy and completely outrageously wonderful roll the Warriors are on. Holy 8th-seed basketball team whipping the Mavericks 3-1 so far! No one can believe this shit. The genuine thrill is palpable and there's a general feeling of "holy shit, this is amazing!" pretty much wherever you go. We'll be watching excitedly Tuesday night to see if they can seal the deal. Gotta love the underdogs marching in and rolling over the big guys. They're so hot right now.

* In more personally *thrilling* news, guess who went for her first run in the 10 weeks since hurting her foot?!? Yup, I finally ventured out into the gorgeous 75 degree sunshine on Saturday and hit a reasonable version of my usual long run along the Embarcadero and back up Market Street. It was amazing. Pretty scary at first. But god, did it feel great to have the wind in my hair again and to chug along up the hill to the killer view at Larkin and Chestnut overlooking Alcatraz and the Golden Gate. I am most definitely feeling it in every muscle and ligament after not using them for so long, but the best news is the foot's holding up well and it looks like I'll soon be back to my usual balance of yoga and running. This ROCKS.

Finally, tomorrow is May Day. All May baskets can be brought to my door between normal business hours. Just FYI, I prefer chocolate to gummy/sour. Just in case you wanted to plan ahead, you know.

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