Yesterday was abnormal. There were two events on the headlines of CNN that impacted my day directly. That is definitely not a normal occurrence.
1. A train overturned in our town and forced the evacuation of over 3,000 people because hydrochloric acid leaked out of some of the overturned cars. Other chemicals in the cars, if mixed with that acid, apparently could have caused a major disaster. As it stands, people have been forced from their homes for up to two days. Luckily, we are outside of the impacted area. One of the players on my team was not and had to evacuate.
2. We were at a crawfish boil last night with about 6 people. One of the people at the boil was an extremely interesting and intelligent man. He seemed a little distracted though as he kept checking his Blackberry and forwarding messages on to various people. After a while, I learned the reason. Turns out he is the brother in law of Teddy Kennedy, who suffered from an apparent seizure earlier that morning.