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May. 11th, 2011 | 08:17 pm

Sometimes things happen to me that I wouldn't believe if I wasn't there. This morning I t-boned my car into a schoolbus because I didn't see it, and when I tried to stop my foot missed the brake. Which are both the lousiest, stupidest excuses I ever heard, and there's no way I'd ever buy that, but that's what freaking happened. The truth was, I was tired after working midnight to 8 a.m., though not the most tired I've been after work, so I thought I was okay. I must not have been, considering that I couldn't see a schoolbus. I was incoherent enough that the cop thought I was drunk. (I wasn't and I passed the sobriety tests.)

So, uh ... anyway. The schoolbus was empty. My car looks kind of smashed up, but it was bumper and what-not. The engine was okay. gilesleary was sweet and got out of bed to drive me home because I was shaking.

No more stuff. I'm taking a vacation from things. Bother me later.

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Lonnie is outta sight...she's alright

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from: modernlove_89
date: May. 12th, 2011 02:43 pm (UTC)
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Woah! Thank goodness no one got hurt, including you D:

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Ashley

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from: a_neonta
date: May. 12th, 2011 05:38 pm (UTC)
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I've totally missed the brake before. And hit the gas instead. Luckily, it was in a driver's ed car with an extra brake on the instructor's side...

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Sex and a dog-eared paperback dictionary

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from: redcoast
date: May. 12th, 2011 05:43 pm (UTC)
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Whenever I have a car wreck, there's a moment when I realize it's inevitable, I'm going to hit something, right before it happens - and in this one it was when I looked up to see the yellow of the bus streaking by, and feeling my foot hit the floor of the car without resistance.

(I'm debating with myself if I actually blacked out for a split second before, because it's really not possible to miss seeing a freaking school bus.)

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beraht

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from: beraht
date: May. 12th, 2011 10:04 pm (UTC)
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I did it just a couple days ago.

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A Quirky Undead Chick

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from: ardys_the_ghoul
date: May. 13th, 2011 11:54 pm (UTC)
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Wow. Glad you're okay!

The last time this happened to me (missing the brake), it ended with a huge hole in my radiator. Bad, but no one was hurt, and the other car wasn't damaged.

I was just thinking about totally crazy things occasionally happening earlier today, like the time I pulled the rearview mirror off the windshield of mom's mini-van (funny in retrospect, not so much at the time). It's the kind of thing that makes you stop and say, "That did not just happen..."

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Sex and a dog-eared paperback dictionary

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from: redcoast
date: May. 14th, 2011 01:11 am (UTC)
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Pulling the rearview mirror off?

The adrenaline rush of something like that does make you go "Oh, is this real life?" But it's weird, usually right after I feel fine. I usually feel like laughing about it. Then it wears off and I get shaky and teary.

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A Quirky Undead Chick

I Know, It's Totally Random

from: ardys_the_ghoul
date: May. 14th, 2011 07:47 am (UTC)
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I was sitting in the mini-van, waiting for my parents to get back from somewhere and totally pissed off at them for some reason; I reached up to adjust the rearview mirror and it popped off in my hand. Evidentally, I pulled too hard. My mind quickly flashed from, "This cannot be..." to realizing there was no way I could fix it before the parents returned, to "OMG I am dead..."

The fact that it was an accident, and that it was entirely possible the thing wasn't attached properly, did not prevent me from getting in huge trouble. My parents were pretty unforgiving about accidental destruction.

Also, I was somewhere in the 10-12 age range at the time, and I'm not sure how my wimpy prepubescent self could have done this, even in a mild rage, without the rearview mirror being somewhat loose to begin with. What was a little mind-bendy was that there was still a little bit of glass from the windshield attached to it.

I think it took us all at least a year to see the humor in the situation.

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Sex and a dog-eared paperback dictionary

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from: redcoast
date: May. 14th, 2011 10:41 pm (UTC)
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Ha! Maybe you're like Hulk or something

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A Quirky Undead Chick

Re: I Know, It's Totally Random

from: ardys_the_ghoul
date: May. 15th, 2011 01:02 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I thought that myself. "You won't like me when I'm angry." (Seriously, you wouldn't.)

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