otherwise unscathed.

So I'm slightly sore, but otherwise unscathed, after my first car accident last night (well, first while I was driving... I was in two as a kid, one with either parent). I think I'm more annoyed then anything, as it wasn't my fault, and until now I had a flawless driving record. No moving violations, no accidents, no speeding tickets, not even a warning. A few parking tickets was the worst thing... I'd only ever been pulled over once, and that was when I was the passenger in the car! Plus, I was only about 0.3 miles from home. It's only a mile drive from the train station, and I was almost there when I had to stop behind a guy in a mini-van that was making a left turn.

I stopped.
The women behind me didn't.
She hit me, pushing me into the van.
The van that was carrying A BABY.

Thank you god, my heart was beating much too normally up until now.

Luckily I was far enough away that the front end of my car and the van weren't even hurt, hardly even a scratch on either. And even the damage to the back of my car isn't that bad. My rear bumper was pushed in some, and so the sides of it bulge out, and the trunk won't quite close all the way, although it is still latched... so you can't just pull it open. The lady that hit me however, wasn't so lucky, and her car is pretty smashed up. Front hood bent, both lights (literally) on the street, windsheild shattered, airbag deployed, and a car horn that no longer stops. Such a pain in the ass. Luckily there were witnesses, and they could vouche that it wasn't my fault.

Not exactly how I pictured my first three-some, but c'est la vie.

I will admit that I cried though. I mean, I really am fine, and I wasn't even scared to hop back in the car to drive... but it was very unnerving. So Trav and I put off tennis for the night.

Tonight however, I will be stretching myself back out and loosenning up a bit by hitting a Pilates class with Ro. I'm very excited to try it out for the first time, and I hope that it turns out to be as fun as I'm thinking it will be.

Maybe I will be lucky and get to look this cool:

But most likely I will end up looking about as gracefully as a water buffalo, and afterwards walk around as if I had in fact, been riding a water buffalo.

Details will surely follow.


  1. Holy crap!!! You have been blogging since 2002?! Have you ever sat down with a bag of Chips Ahoy and read all your know, all in one sitting?

    I'm not sure Pilates is the textbook remedy for whiplash. Be sure to relax a little. I just tried what that lady is doing in your photo and I have ascertained that it is impossible for a man in my physical condition to achieve that position without making the sound that a seal makes.

  2. I am glad you are okay. I hope the damage to your car was not too extensive.

    Water buffalo? Reminds me of a line from FLECTH.

  3. Wow. You are so resilient. You just wipe life's poop piles clean off your shoe and keep walking. Right after crazy wedding weekend you get hit by your first car?! Egads. I love your blog, I love your writing, and thank you so much for taking care of little Sarah while, yes, Barry and I took care of the sauce.


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