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On a Sunday??<br><br>
Ok so it was my turn to sleep in this morning. I have not gotten one of these days for two weeks so it was big guns. Hah! Five thirty this morning there were, what sounded like hundreds of people walking by my house making a ton of noise. This is not unusual as we live on a college campus three doors down from a bar...usually we get this kind of noise at 2am when the bars close.<br><br>
But 5:30? WTF?<br><br>
So I go look outside and there is a guy dressed like a pylon (among many other folks).<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy"><br><br>
Aha! Today is the Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco...and I live near the train station in Santa Clara.<br><br>
So by this time the kid was very awake and we all got up. I could hear lots of people screaming and cheering from the station so I walked down there to see what the heck.<br><br>
The train was there, packed to the rafters, and there were still <i>thousands</i> of people waiting to get on. Drunk, half-nekked people in various states of un-costume. It was like WeHo Halloween, but 6am on a Sunday. Beads, cowboy hats, feather boas, florescent green legwarmers...skin, skin, skin.<br><br>
It was almost entertaining enough to be worth waking up for. Almost.
 

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sounds much better than waking to road construction <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Hope you can get a nap later today to make up for the early wake up.
 

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Thank goodness, I did get a nap later...and drank lots of coffee. Still tired though. Probably need more coffee.<br><br>
Well the retribution in the whole thang is that I got to watch these students drag their tired butts home after a day of partying in the city. It was kind of a fun show. I sat on my porch with a beer in hand and rated the bedragledness of the costumes. Most of the kiddos looked really miserable cold in addition to being tired.<br><br>
For those who were confused by the first post, the Bay to Breakers is an annual San Francisco, er, happening. It is nominally a foot race from the bay to the ocean, but in reality people dress up (the more bizarre the better) and walk the route (often naked in the cold SF wind<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/cold.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Cold"> ) drinking all the way. Traditionally groups would design floats whose main purpose was to carry the keg, but alas, kegs were banned last year. So they carried plastic bottles instead. As I heard one guy at the train station say: "Well dang, dudes, we missed that train...lets do shots until the next one." He then pulled a plastic bottle of whoknowswhat out of his backpack. At 6am.<br><br>
They ran four express trains from the station here to the city starting at 6, so I guess those thousands of folks all made it there eventually. Crazy.<br><br>
What I don't get though...is who on earth goes screaming through a neighborhood at 5 in the morning??? Seriously, even in my younger and dumber days I would never, never, NEVER have thought that was ok. And if my friends had done any such thing I'd have been mortified.
 

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Yeah- that's really annoying. Really annoying also is a girl outside our window at 3am this morning trying to teach her dog to "stay" "Mia stay, mia stay, stay mia, stay mia, NO STAY MIA" Over and over and over again. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 
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