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06/30/2010

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Caitlin

I'm super paranoid about getting hit by a car running a red light. Sometimes I'll almost leave the house without my wallet, then go back and get it, specifically so I'll have ID on me in case I get hit by a car. 1. Because a few years ago, my grandfather was hit by a car running a red light while waiting to cross the street. (He broke like all of his bones but ended up being fine, amazingly. In his 80s!) 2. Because I just hate and fear cars. 3. Because people in San Francisco seem to run red lights much more frequently than I have observed anywhere else. Bad drivers here terrify me, because they're not being jerks, just totally oblivious, which I think is much worse!

I love the Flatiron Building! And flatiron shaped buildings in general. I live on Market Street, which cuts diagonally through all the regular blocks and makes all kinds of crazy pointy corners. It makes me so happy to walk around my neighborhood! The building I live in isn't a perfect flatiron shape, it's more of a weird trapezoid, but I think that's still pretty cool.

Matthew Gallaway

We are kindred souls in many ways, Caitlin!

Robert le Diable

Serendipity plays a big part in my life. Being a Louisiana boy, my first exposure to the famous Flatiron Building came a few years ago when I used to see a picture of it through a local shop window. It fascinated me, because the angle at which the picture was taken made the building look as though it was just a facade with no building attached to it. Serendipity stepped in when I received (at work) a booklet about some seminar or something being held in NYC, with a pic of the FB on the cover. I looked through the booklet and found the credit for the photo, which referred to the building as the Flatiron Building, and armed with the name (or nickname), I was able to search for info on the 'net.

Love coincidences, love serendipity, and love the Internet.

Matthew Gallaway

Agree with all of those sentiments, R le D -- thanks for sharing!

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