I think that's how all accidents feel: a wild convergence of many factors that in all good probability should not have happened. Glad to hear it didn't turn out as badly as it could have.
It's done. No one got too badly injured, your car was fine, everything's under control. You not having enough gas doesn't mean you did anything horrible. No reason to feel bad for the random convergence of factors that led to this.
The fact that you DO feel bad, though, speaks well of your character. So at least take that much away from the experience.
I've found that whenever life throws something unexpected at you, everything seems off kilter. Like being a mere character in a script in a weird sort of way. The ego seperates off briefly and you find yourself thinking about your role in life differently. Oh well. I always try to eat some peanut butter to get me back to my regular centrism. Works for me.
Peanut butter IS full of nutrients, after all.
It could be full of dead aliens and it wouldn't matter to me as long as it keeps up tasting so good. Oh god, I just...i need to go to the bathroom...
Yeah. Off-kilter is a good way of describing it. I was standing off the side of the highway, and feeling... nothing, really. It wasn't shock. I was trying to feel guilty, or panicky or something. But mainly, I was just standing there and waiting for what happened next.
Jesus, man. Roy is hereby prohibited from driving past 1am.
Glad you're alright, though.
No, no. This time it was before 1 AM, and I was wide awake. It was just the gas thing.
Roy is hereby prohibited from driving without gas.
Survivor's Guilt. It's common after this sort of thing. It's like watching your buddy take one from Charlie in the jungles of 'nam and afterwards you feel guilty and you think, "why not me? It could have been me?" Well next time it could be you, so you should take out any Vietnamese person you can on first sight, just to be safe. They are a little slow on the stick side and they have a genetic weakness for Wayne Newton music, so if you can sneak up behind them on the right and croon Danke Schoen, you should get close enough to snap their neck at the 4th lumbar before they react.
It's a metaphor.
They never took my name, my license plate, or anything.
Did they scan you chip implant, even? Man, those cops really are getting lazy out there!
Life turns in a heartbeat sometimes. Glad you are OK.
oh great, now i feel like it's my fault, you would've had gas if you hadn't have driven me home. Which makes it Wes's fault (he usually would've given me a ride) for having Sicks rehearsal. Which makes it the Sicks fault.
whew...that was easy. We're all out of the clear Roy. This is all the fault of sketch comedy, we have no say in that.
That whole area is cursed. I got rear-ended last year at the intersection of 35 and 71, while yielding to the 71 traffic. Glad nobody was seriously hurt.
This is the kind of accident I always worry you'll get into someday, except with more disasterous results (and before I told myself I was being irrational).
I'm really glad you and the others involved are OK.
Walk it off, sport.
Oh, and maybe I should remind you to get gas more...except from that Valero place...never from Valero.
Better feeling strange than dead. The nonlethal wakeup calls are the best.
This is what happens when a rapper wishes some ho would crash into a ditch and forgets to say "just kidding"
2006-04-12 02:37 am (UTC)
Driving is dangerous
Yeah, I'm sure you'll be shaken up for a while.
For the next month or so, I would suggest drinking heavily before driving, to take the edge off it.
I'm glad you're ok. I'm sorry it happened.
Is that the painting I saw on the wall at the Hideout or somewhere else locally recently?
It's the album cover to La Pistola Y El Corazon, by Los Lobos. Maybe it was at the hideout. I'm not sure...
You saw it at...shit...I was there. I saw it too.
Where have we been together....
Ahhhhh, Los Lobos, your BBQ is delicious.
glad you're ok. The one time I ran out of gas was in the middle of nowhere, on the road to galveston.
i'm glad you're okay!! Hopefully the minor injuries on the other folks heal okay too.