November 3rd, 2003

brood

This weekend was way too interesting...

Last night a little before 8 (in other words, after dark) I was driving down LaVista. The light had just turned green and I had just driven through the North Druid Hills intersection when suddenly, out of seemingly nowhere, a child materialized in my headlights.

It all happened so fast. I slammed on the brakes, but there just wasn't time. The car hit the little boy and he landed on the hood, then fell down, then got up and ran off. His mother ran across the street and picked him up.

I pulled over into the Dunkin' Donuts parking lot. We were all hysterical. Luckily the couple in the car next to me saw what happened and pulled over too. They were the only calm ones in the bunch.

The little boy was okay. He just had a skinned knee and elbow. By the end of talking to the police and all he was fine, running around excitedly and telling me it was all right.

Everyone told me it wasn't my fault. Intellectually, I understand this and even agree with it. But there's a part of me that can't get past it. What kind of monster hits a child with a car? Me, apparently.

After it was all over, I just felt so damn alone. When I had my wreck in February 2001, adric and I were dating and he and his parents were terrific. He took me to the emergency room and held my hand, then his parents insisted I come over for the night so I wouldn't be alone. This time, I just wanted a shoulder to cry on, but there was none to be had in the vicinity. atomicnumber51's in San Francisco, [Bad username: scarcrest>&apos;s in Jackson, <lj user=]'s in Nashville, gamgee's in Austin, 10dimensions and alison_says are way the hell out in Smyrna, I couldn't get ptwarhol on the phone and I wasn't even sure if alanator was back from his trip yet.

It was just really not a good night. But I keep telling myself that it could have been so much worse...
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Daria

As if I'm not already good enough at getting myself into trouble...

Poll #199972 Monday night shenanigans

What should I do tonight?

Clean your damn apartment, you lazy slob
1(1.8%)
Watch six episodes of "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" in a row and get pissed when Munch doesn't get enough screen time.
1(1.8%)
Watch your Homicide DVDs until you collapse in a heap of squeeing fangirliness.
0(0.0%)
Run around in circles until you get dizzy and pass out.
0(0.0%)
Put on your cool cape and go do superhero-type stuff.
1(1.8%)
Two words: Sock puppets.
1(1.8%)
Buy a bunch of leftover Halloween candy and put yourself in a sugar stupor.
0(0.0%)
Lie on the bed staring at the ceiling and see if you have any great revelations.
0(0.0%)
Drink a whole buttload of coconut rum and see what happens.
0(0.0%)
Borrow someone's digital camera and take scantily-clad pictures of yourself.
1(1.8%)
[censored by the Department of Homeland Security]
4(7.1%)
Write some really bad poetry and then call unsuspecting friends to read it to them
3(5.4%)
Sit around and whine (because you're so damn good at it)
0(0.0%)
The same thing you do every night: Try to take over the world!!
4(7.1%)
Other
1(1.8%)

You got a better idea?

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