February 8, 2009
Deer Xing
When I studied Chinese briefly, I always wondered whether the "Xing" on the roadsigns meant "star", "go" or "lucky". Maybe some of each.

While I was stopped waiting for these ones to cross, with the transmission in neutral, I suddenly realized that my car was being propelled down the road by the gentle spring breezes. The eyes of the last one in line widened appreciably at the sight of this metal contraption silently rolling towards her at 5 mph.... Was sorely tempted to continue the homeward journey in this wise, but the view of a rapidly approaching truck in the rearview mirror changed my mind.

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