in_stead: (fuck bees)
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Well, fuck bees.

I was in my first ever car accident in 12 years of driving yesterday. I hit a slick spot in the road on the way to work, slid into on-coming traffic, wrenched myself back into my own lane only to have my tire blow out and my car start fish-tailing. I ended up over the verge, into the ditch, and nose first against a tree.

All very shocking. Upside is that I hit a tree rather than a car full of other people and walked away sore, but uninjured. Downside is that I'll be finding out tomorrow whether or not I've written my car off.

Also, I totally knocked down the tree. Revenge, I guess? Not that the tree was to blame, but since I have a reverse imprint of it in the front of my car, I have some animosity.

Date: 14 June 2011 06:31 pm (UTC)
msilverstar: (elijah oh noes)
From: [personal profile] msilverstar
Oh damn, that's scary as hell.

Are you really truly OK? Take some time, some ice, some ibuprofen or paracetamol and be good to yourself.

Date: 18 June 2011 06:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] in-stead.livejournal.com
I've been really sore all week -- lots of aches and pains all over. Ibuprofen is my new best friend! Unfortunately, they've written my car off entirely. It's probably a sign that I really am okay that I am the most upset about that. :(

Date: 14 June 2011 06:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hello-mcee.livejournal.com
WHY ARE YOU GOING AROUND DRIVING INTO TREES AND SCARING ME TO BITS, CUNTY?!









♥!

Date: 18 June 2011 06:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] in-stead.livejournal.com
I AM SORRY! I didn't enjoy it either. And they've written my car off. It was the nicest car I'd ever had! Thus reproving what I already knew -- I'm not responsible enough to have nice things. :(

Date: 18 June 2011 04:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hello-mcee.livejournal.com
It's the cosmos spilling metaphorical spaghetti sauce on your new metaphorical shirt. >:o

Date: 18 June 2011 06:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] in-stead.livejournal.com
I am covered in metaphorical tomato and my metaphorical drycleaner is bitching me out. What a bastard.

Date: 18 June 2011 06:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hello-mcee.livejournal.com
Metaphorically knee him in the balls.

Date: 14 June 2011 07:00 pm (UTC)
lazulus: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lazulus
EEKK!!!!

And weirdly, I was thinking about you today! I am sorting out and have those other volumes that you hopefully now have room for!

Date: 18 June 2011 06:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] in-stead.livejournal.com
Oooh, yes please! Nothing like offerings of Victorian press to console me. :)

We must get together soon. I haven't seen you in ages! Do you have a free Friday night or Saturday in the next few weeks? We fly out to Canada on July 23 for a bit, but would love to see you before then.

Date: 15 June 2011 12:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lunacy-gal.livejournal.com
Yikes! Well, at least there's no imprint of any tree in *you*!!!

Date: 18 June 2011 06:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] in-stead.livejournal.com
This is what I keep telling myself. And yet, because I walked away unscathed, I'm triply angry that my car is written off! Extremely surreal experience and very upsetting. :(

Date: 15 June 2011 03:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lies-d.livejournal.com
Ack! Glad you're safe, if a little sore.

Date: 18 June 2011 06:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] in-stead.livejournal.com
Thank you. I've not enjoyed the experience at all. Almost worse than the accident has been all the dealings with the insurance company subsequently. Very stressful. :(

Date: 15 June 2011 11:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mybestexcuse.livejournal.com
:( make sure if anything is really sore you go to a dr! i worry you jarred something. :(

Date: 18 June 2011 06:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] in-stead.livejournal.com
I am pretty sure its okay -- its all just achy from being tossed about, but not pin point, injury type pain. Still, very upsetting. It has made me a much more nervous driver. :(

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