Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Merry Christmas! and Long Time No See!
|Soo. . . I haven't update here at theO for a long, long time, but I've been busy and things are usually slow here. But you know, I usually reappear every once in a while. (Hey, today was the first time I've been on Myspace for months...)
So, um. Welcome back? to me.. . ? In two minutes it'll be Christmas Day, so Merry Christmas to you all! And Happy Holidays to everyone else!! I hope everyone's holiday season is happy and safe.
I say safe, especially, because yesterday (sorry, I mean the 23th, since it is now past 12 AM) I was in a car accident. I'm fine, for the most part, and so is everyone else involved, but the whole thing was completely stupid. I'm too lazy to type about it again, so here's what I wrote on Deviantart:
Soo, yeah. Yesterday I had plans with six of my friends (and it's not easy to get us all together) and we were heading over to my grandmom's house for a bigger place to hang out. We ended up spliting up and me and my two friends were driving in one car. So, we made it about a mile from my house, and were chatting as we were stopped at a red light. So, suddenly, all I know is that I'm getting pushed foward and whipped back and forth-- someone hit us hard from behind. The impact was fast and hard-- my friend in the back lost her glasses and my hat ended up in the back of the car (I was in the front passenger's seat). We're lucky we were all okay, but we were terribly confused. (My friend's car wasn't so lucky). I mean, c'mon-- we were STOPPED AT A RED LIGHT, so we couldn't've possibly done anything wrong.
We were actually pushed into the SUV in right of us. We were like a minivan sandwich. My friend's car was totalled. The hood was smashed, but it was the back that simply amazed me. A huge chunk of the back was dented in, the muffler was hanging on the ground. Thankfully, the car took a lot more damage than we did, we were lucky to only get some whiplash O.O
We got out of the car, and luckily since we were practically right next to the police station, the cops were there instantly. A lot of people must've seen/heard the crash, because right after it happened all I saw was people on the sidewalk confirming if we were okay. So now you ask, how could this happen? I mean, seriously, we were just sitting there at a red light, we weren't even moving! It was all thanks to this idiot guy who decided to drive DRUNK.
They made him walk the line and then arrested him and took him to get blood drawn. Actually, the one doctor I met in the ER said that he had seen the guy earlier (as in before I got there) and that he was really drunk. His wife/girlfriend lady who was with him in the car was even more drunk than he was. After we had gotten out of the car after the crash, we saw her get out of the minivan and stumble around. She immediately fell down and afterwards proceeded to wander aimlessly around, going to trees for support. She disappeared at some point, so I wander if the cops took her?
So, yeah. We all ended up going to the ER to get checked out, since it was better to go than to not. We all felt pretty okay, despite the headaches. I also hit my right knee on the dashboard, and have a big bruise there. At the ER the doctors said I was okay, which I knew, but that I would be in more pain the following day, hahah. Which I am, since now I have a sore neck. Granted, everything could be a lot worse, and we're all lucky we all came out relatively unharmed, considering the damage to the car.
It's just really ridiculous and it seriously pissed me off. I mean, I had a nice night with my friend planned and we made it like 5 minutes away before everything was screwed over. I feel so bad for my friend because his car got destroyed, and he only recently got it. Now he has to manage to get to his internship without a car until things get settled. It was pretty funny though, because he even said it himself: "I can't believe I'm taking this surprising well", which he did. If something like happened to my car, I'd freak the hell out.
SO PLEASE! DON'T DRIVE DRUNK! It should go unsaid, right? Apparently not. And seriously, don't let any of your friends drive after drinking either. Because this guy probably thought that he "wasn't that drunk", but obviously his depth perception was VERY OFF. I dislike alcohol as it is, and I will never be drunk in my life, because I see no point nor pleasure in it. I generally dislike people who drink and don't associate with them, because of idiots like this. They take no responsibilty at all, and I can't stand people like that.
I can't even begin to think about what if last night's events turned out worse. We were all lucky to be wearing our seatbelts. So here's another thing I have to say: WEAR YOUR SEATBELT!! Because I know if I hadn't been, I would've been through the windshield. And we weren't on the highway or anything special. We were going down the street where I've gone thousands of times, on the street I walk down every time I go to work, the street I live on, in fact. So, my point is, these things happen everywhere, and at any time. (I didn't mention it was pouring down rain and I had to stand in it for an hour, though I was already soaked from walking to my friend's house). So, wear your seatbelt! It can seriously save your life!!
But yeah-- so everyone be safe, especially around the holidays when people are crazier and *stupid*er than usual.
In lighter news, I'll be in Tokyo in a few weeks for a 4 month long semester stay! I'm sure I'll end up posting about it here, so keep an eye out! :D