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A couple months ago I sent a tweet to my city government advising them of an increasingly large sinkhole in the alley behind my house. They replied, advising that a work ticket had been made with the street department who had until August 20 to respond. August 20th came and went without any action. I lost faith in twitter.


About a week later I noticed action had been taken: the street department had placed a flashing-light barricade over the sinkhole. I giggled. Whatever.

This morning, however, I was awakened at the ass-crack of dawn by a jackhammer and I cursed. Really bad words. Ugly stuff.

As I write this, a team of 3-4 guys is using a backhoe to dig a ginormous hole where the sinkhole used to be. Like, so big that they have a dump truck back there to hold all the dirt they're hauling out and I just saw a guy go down in the hole and his whole body disappeared. I can only suppose that they are trying to find, or get to, the cause of the sinking so they can fix it. I really want to go out there to take a picture of the big hole in my alley, but I'm still in my pajamas (no bra) and I've got pink hair dye in my bangs. And bad breath. (I work from home twice a week, shut it.)

Anyway, I plan to run out there to get a picture if the workmen ever walk away from the hole. Stay tuned! It's possible we'll be able to see Chinese people.

UPDATE:

Eventually - 45 minutes later, to be exact - I had to get the hair dye out of my bangs so I took a shower (and brushed my teeth) (but did not put on a bra - it's FRIDAY, people) and ventured out to the hole. There are still two guys out there so I had to stay inside the fence and couldn't get the shot I wanted, but this will give you an idea of the depth of the hole in my alley:


There is a man standing down in there that you can't see because he is waaaaay down in there. Plus, he didn't want to be in the picture and I was honor-bound to oblige him. I credit the lack of a bra for the photo-op they did allow. Free Boob Fridays (but no China-men) for all my friends!

56 comments:

Simple Dude said...

Maybe i'm old fashioned... but it never would dawn on me to tweet my local government about something wrong with my street or alley. Calling and bitching still is too much fun for me.

SD
http://simpledudecomplexworld.blogspot.com/

Kalei's Best Friend said...

i would think a sinkhole is due to moisture.. maybe the asphalt covered a water table that the city never took care of? kinda par for the course as far as how the city does things.

hello haha narf said...

git off yer butt and take a picture for us! who cares if you are in your pj's and aren't wearing a bra? throw a jacket on and photograph away, slacker!

MJenks said...

I salute you, Free Boob Friday...in the only way I know how.

Gwen said...

ALTERNATE POST TITLE:

"You can fit an extension ladder in my hole."

Somebody stop me.

Cora said...

Free Boob Friday, you say? Yeeeaaahhhhhh!!!!

Although, on second thought, maybe I'll wait to celebrate that until AFTER my morning treadmill walk because--y'know--I wouldn't want to knock myself out or break any lamps or anything....

hello haha narf said...

thanks for taking the photo for us... this monkey is now officially a happy girl. (the fresh apple cider is also helping on the happy front. oh how i love this time of year.)

p.s. i am al about prouod of you for sticking with free boob friday. wonky nipple and all.
heehee

Kalei's Best Friend said...

@Gwen: THAT was priceless! lol

SkylersDad said...

Your use of the giant ass photo for backhoe was brilliant! I already had an idea of the depth of your hole, but I thank you for the photographic evidence. Speaking of photographic evidence and braless Friday...

Bryan said...

The devil has escaped!

Erin said...

A list of things that I tihnk that you should know:

1. The fact that I don't know you does not stop me from thinking that you are fantastic. I am a brand new blogger and reading your posts is helping me stick with it.

2. There are few causes that I support more than free boob Friday. Somedays though, I have a hard time to restricting it to a single day event. Free boob July? Free boob 2011?

3. You are right, everyone loves a good sammich.

Good luck and keep up the good work!

Like I said, I am new to this but feel free to check out "The Epic Tales Of a Professional Freakshow In Heels" at http://freakshowinheals.blogspot.com/

cheers!

jacksofbuxton said...

I never wear a bra on a Friday either.....

DaVinci said...

Men are always curious about what's in the hole. You never know what you'll find down there!

WendyB said...

Yell "ECHO!" down into the hole and see if it does.

Gwen said...

11:55 a.m.: They are now dumping an entire truckload of rock into my hole! That's gonna leave a amrk.

Cora said...

By the way, I want you to know that I am extremely offended that you posted such a hole-y picture on your blog, Gwen, my love. Shame on you. You should take it down immediately.

*snicker*

FrogCheeks said...

This 'Free Boob Friday" thing, free as in no cost or free as in unrestrained?

Just want to know if I need to stop at the bank.

karensomethingorother said...

I'm sad now. I truly thought I'd come up with "asscrack of dawn." Now I'm just a housewife again.

Amethyst Moon said...

Well. that'll teach you to complain: from one hole to a much much bigger one! Lol!

http://lifemusiclaughter.blogspot.com

Eva Gallant said...

Wow! don't go walking around in the dark!

otherworldlyone said...

This made me laugh.

Mostly because I twisted it around to remind me of things that went *down* last Friday night.

Just sayin'.

What did the tweet say? "Dear Gov't, please fill hole. Air dry that shit."

otherworldlyone said...

P.S. - The bra is the FIRST thing that comes off as soon as I walk in the door, no matter what day it is. You know what I'm talkin' about, doncha? Pull that sucker out the armhole and go on about your business.

Mommy Lisa said...

Ugh my girls need at the VERY LEAST one of those tank tops with the bra built into it.

Nari said...

This is truly interesting.

I guess you really do have to dig a deeper hole in order to get yourself out of the hole you're in.

Whod've thunk it?

Karen Monica said...

Just knowing someone is down there makes you wonder,"What is he doing down there?" and will it take long? :)

m_wohlk said...

I'm so glad someone else celebrates no bra fridays! lol I refuse to put my bra on for anyone.

Scope said...

How chilly was it when you went out there with no bra?

Maybe he was hiding from "the walleye"!

( . )( .)

Richard said...

That is one big sinkhole. And I wake up too early for anyone to wake me up, ha!

WinnyNinny PooPoo said...

I'm thinking they researched and KNEW about free boob Fridays. Why else today??

Scott Lancaster said...

Hopefully they fix it before your hole gets big enough to swallow your house (that's my only hole joke. I promise).


www.canuckistan.org

J.J. in L.A. said...

That's a big@$$ hole! (that's what he said last night)

And what guy could resist Free Boob Fridays, hmm???

Kansas City News said...

Hey, if they strike oil you'd better get your property line measurements taken - you could be a millionaire like Jed Clampett!

Knight Shift said...

Checked you out because of the Blog of Note thing. Very funny, very real (i guess) for a big city girl since I live in a small city. Thanks for sharing.
Laura

DAVID McGRIEVEY said...

I stumbled upon your blog and could not stop reading, now I'm late and it is all your fault.
X David, NYC

drodatorrero said...

oh, local authorities can be very lazy repairing holes and things like that.

Cathy 'n Bosley said...

That is one helluva hole.

ikatashi said...

look like its time for some epic MINECRAFT ROLEPLAY!

Just One Femme's Story said...

Soooooooo

Did it get fixed?
Did anyone find buried treasure?
Are we being invaded by Land of The Lost type people yet?

Bored minds wanna know :p

mathew said...

Or did they find a passage to Narnia? If they did I'm so coming to check it out.

If my city responded to tweets, I would definitely be excited. But then again, I don't even have Twitter.

Abbysnana62 said...

I am so excited that I came across your blog. You are so funny and entertaining, you put a great big smile on my face. We need more blogs like this. I am just going to sit here and read all of your posts. (course the husband and family may get a little hungry..too bad!}

Dustup224 said...

Free boob friday sounds liberating and titillating as well! Where's the photographic proof luv?

comedic_logic said...

" I really want to show you the big hole in my alley. " uhhh (cough cough ) are we being cryptic .... WHA ??? just say ... just sayin.

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Jody said...

GEEZ I hope they fill that thing before someone falls in there!

Pinklunamoon said...

Cool post and blog. I wish we knew what they found at the bottom before they dumped rocks...

Doria said...

Awesome post, your neighborhood sounds a little like our streets here, it's too bad they can't get things fixed faster! :)

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Sara

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MissKrisTV said...

That is nuts lol. Yay for boob free fridays! I try to do a boob free everyday

Bea said...

LOL nice tag lines..

yuthink dad said...

ha, reminds me of when I lived in new york. We used to have the flashing light sign for years. I remember one area in my neighborhood that had one of those signs for a full year - our taxes at work....lol

Gio Salvatore said...

I like the fact that you don't wear a bra on Fridays. Oh, and I do NOT trust twitter either :-)

GS

http://theerectblog.blogspot.com/

words...words...words... said...

I never thought you would show us a picture of two guys in the giant hole in your backyard.

Some of those other lady bloggers maybe, but not YOU.

Discount Furniture Santa Monica said...

Yup, that is definitely a hazard!

car lease los angeles said...

You should have just left the title at: I want to show you a big hole. Lol

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