Monday, January 12, 2009

Just call me Crash!

So, I was in a car accident. With the boys in the car. I know, freaky, right? Luckily, it was a minor fender bender and we're all fine. And it was the other guy's fault, which in a refreshing "restore my faith in humanity" moment, he owned up to right away and apologized for not paying enough attention. Isn't that nice? No fake "why'd you stop sharply" or "you should have gone" junk.

Anyway, this guy rear-ended me. I was actually driving TK's car. Mine was in the shop, and the boys and I were just coming back from dropping TK at work when, exiting the highway, the guy behind me ran right into us.

It's not that bad. I drove away, though the cop wasn't too happy about it as I was missing a tail light (okay, fine, I was missing most of the left back side of the car. Well, missing is a bit of an exaggeration. I picked it up and stuck it in the trunk ;).

Only problem is I was driving a 2000 Civic. That's not worth a ton. So we're waiting to hear if it's totaled or not. For now, it just sits in our garage, with its big ol' owie.

In related news, the boys were totally excited about the whole experience. "That guy BOOMED us!" they tell me excitedly. "That BAD car hurt our car!" they say with total glee. They got to see a police officer! I swear, this was possibly the most fun activity we did all week.

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Random Unrelated Thought (ohhh, remember these? These had fallen by the wayside for a while, but are making a reappearance today!): Did you ever notice that Yellow by Coldplay was the last song they released that didn't become unbearably annoying by the third listen? Here's how it goes every time I hear a new Coldplay song:

First time: Hey, is this Coldplay? This is pretty good!

Second time: This Coldplay song again? I feel like I just heard it.

Third time: Oh geez. Let me channel check.

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Oh, bonus random unrelated thought, though it is marginally related to the coldplay thing but unrelated to the main gist of the post, though if I keep this up for too long, who's really going to be able to say what the main point of this post is: I heard Home Sweet Home by Motley Crue on the radio the other day.

That's it. It's kind of noteworthy, isn't it? I mean, what radio station is still playing Home Sweet Home? Did this one lose some kind of bet with another radio station?

I tease because I love it! I listened (and sang) to the whole song. Rockin'! Now Motley Crue, those are some songs that can handle more than 3 listens each decade!

16 comments:

Goddess in Progress said...

Yipes, I'm glad everyone (aside from the tail light) is OK!!

Amy said...

scary, I'm glad you're all fine too.

What A Card said...

Well, I just got the report from the adjuster, and I'm still not sure if it's totaled or not. It says "This is a borderline repairable vehicle. Before starting repairs or ordering parts, please review the appraisal and contact the appraiser." So I guess we have to bring it to a repair shop to get a final vote on if it'll be cheap enough to fix...

Nancy said...

I've been meaning to ask you (in person) *FOREVER* what the boys thought of the accident...but of course, I didn't see you the last few drop of/pick up times. So glad to hear that they took it the "right" way ;) LOL And I'm glad everyone is okay.

Home Sweet Home is on my iPod, so I get to hear it every now and again on my random setting :)

LauraC said...

A car accident with kids is scary!

I NEVER talk about my job on my blog but I can talk about it on your blog. My company makes software on every aspect of a car crash (or collisions as we call them). If you wreck your car and get an estimate to get it fixed, we make that software. If your car comes back totaled, we make the software. If they send an inspector to re-inspect it, we make that software. All day long I talk about collisions.

I try to make it a point to say "T-bone" in as many meetings as possible.

just me said...

Glad everyone is ok.

Giovanna Diaries said...

Ouch! That stinks but glad you're all ok. Don't car accidents just piss you off? Ugghhh!

jongirl said...

Yikes! So glad it was only a fender bender, and you are all fine. Scarey, isn't it? I would call you CRASH but Jim already has dibs on that name for Kyle. HA

Ronnica said...

I'm glad the boys at least enjoyed it! And as accidents go, it doesn't sound like too much of a headache (comparatively, of course).

It's funny that you mention that about Coldplay...I just bought their latest CD last night!

Jeanne said...

Glad everyone's okay -- hope you come out all right with the insurance company....

Mary Ellen said...

Yow! I hate accidents. Lucy and I had a fender-bender a few months ago (my fault, which I also admitted) and it was pretty darn exciting, especially when the radiator peed all over the pavement. "And then we went... BANG!" Lucy told everybody.

Nancy said...

There's something for you on my blog :)

Sheri-ct said...

Glad you are all fine! How scary!

Threeundertwo said...

Isn't it funny how kids can get so excited over an experience like that for sort of the wrong reasons?

Wonder if the guy was texting or something that he shouldn't have been doing. Glad you're ok! Good luck with the car.

Giovanna Diaries said...

Hello.....is there anybody out there?

tara @ kidz said...

Yikes! Accidents are NEVER fun, but it's helpful when people take responsibility!