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12/28/2002 Archived Entry: "Car Accident 2"

Trip: canceled

Why? Because we got into another accident. Is this not my family's week with cars or what? -_- Alright, so it happened like this:

We were going along highway 5 south. It was maybe about 2 1/2 hours into our trip. At the time, we were going along that long stretch of 2 lanes out in the middle of nowhere. Yah, that stretch (if you peoples have ever gone along it). Traffic was pretty bad. Maybe not stop and go caliber, but pretty darn bad. For some reason, one car breaked really suddenly. Behind that car, there was a Jeep Cherokee. It also breaked, narrowly missing the car. Behind the Cherokee, there was a Nissan Xterra. The driver realized that he couldn't break in time, so he tried to swerve off the road, but didn't quite make it. The front right side of his car hit the back left side of the Cherokee. Little damage was done to the Cherokee (a broken light and some damage to the bumper), but the Xterra hit in such a way that the metal in the front right side tore and looked really bad. Behind the Xterra, was our car (a Toyota 4Runner). At the time, my dad was driving, with my mom in shotgun and me behind my mom. My dad saw the potential problem and wanted to swerve off to the side to avoid the impending collision with the Cherokee, but unfortunately, the Xterra had already went off to the side and stopped, leaving no room for our car. Thus, the only thing left to do was to break really hard. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough and we still hit the Cherokee. Not a big impact though. The front was kinda smashed, but not too badly, as the radiator was still fine. Behind us, a Mazda MX-5 Miata slammed into us at full speed (maybe 55-60 at the time). Oh man, you don't want to see what a Miata looks like when it rams into the back of a 4Runner's trailer hitch. It was pretty harsh. I'm just glad that the airbags deployed because it could have been ugly. I figure the driver wasn't able to see the happenings ahead because a Miata is relatively short, at least compared to all them SUVs. So in the end, it was a 4 car crash. Pretty ugly stuff. All things considered, the SUVs came out pretty well and in working order, which is something I can't say about the Miata. We all exchanged information and gave information to the California Highway Patrol before leaving. Considering the damage to our car, we decided to turn around and head home. My dad didn't feel comfortable driving all the way to Westminster with the car in that condition, especially considering how the hood latch was shot, so we couldn't open it.

My gosh, I've been in enough accidents to last me a lifetime. And in one week too! Geez, this is a really bad way to end the year. At the least, the 4Runner is still running and we just need some body work done on it. Oh, and my dad told me at dinner today that he might just get the Corolla fixed! He was looking for cars in the $5000-$6000 range, but they all seemed questionable somehow. Lots o' milage, accident cars, etc. That's good to hear. That's is what I wanted anyway. I'm really happy about that. ^_^

I actually got back maybe 6ish yesterday. Why didn't I post? Because I'm a freakin' lazy bum. ^_^ Well, last night my sister had friends over for a post-Christmas gathering. I spent time with them. Funny folks my sister's friends be. Especially when they sang karaoke. Good times to be had. I didn't sing though because, well, I don't sing. =P

Man, my sister's guy friends are so... I don't know... gossipy! Are most "normal" guys like that? Considering how I've never really been a part of the "normal" guy community, I have no idea. They were all going on about what people were doing, how they've changed, rating girls, etc. Now I don't know about most guys, but I don't feel comfortable doing that. Nor have any of my guy friends ever really did that... at least in my presence.... Anyway, I'm glad I'm not like that. That kind of lifestyle just doesn't appeal to me. I don't like talking about others' businesses, thank you very much.

Today was spent... doing nothing really. Hm... some anime watching, some telephone talking, some CD listening (Leaf Piano Collection Vol. 1 XD), and some entertaining thoughts of Multi (^^ <3 <3 <3). Nothing special. Kinda boring though. Problem is, I'm too lazy to do anything substantial to alleviate that boredom, so it continues unabated. ^_^;;

Waa~! Thanks for the gift! *hugs* I feel all special-like and junk. ^_^ Gotta catch up with your writings and comment some more. Been kinda lazy in my readings. ^_^;;

Merry Christmas to you too Steph. ^_^

I guess I didn't have a chance to cry at the wedding. ^_^;;

Why don't you come to the San Jose Kinokuniya sometime? I could meet you there or something. ^_^

Guess I didn't have to feign sickness to get out of it after all....

Maa~.... I'll get up TsuNU when I'm darn ready.
Translation: it'll be up when I'm not lazy.
Translation: it'll take a while. ^_^;

Maybe I should at least change the placeholder image.... When I'm not so lazy.... XD

Replies: 5 comments

Wee.. I got a hug ^-^!
Wow, this really is bad luck..:o Maybe you should stay away from cars for a while ^^;; Too bad about your vacation too, but I'm glad you're alright!

Posted by Lini @ 12/30/2002 01:07 PM PST

Another accident? X_X Poor sempai. At least you're okay though ::hugs:: That's cool that you might be getting the corolla fixed. I love that car!^_^

Posted by Megumi-chan @ 12/29/2002 05:40 PM PST

Wow.. that's hecka trippy =X glad you're okay though. but dang X_x'

Okay, there are two differnet types guys ( from expierences from hanging out with diff groups) Ones that talk about games/anime/DD/randmomstuff/Games/computers/ stuff like that and another type that just talks about gossip/getting drunk/ which girls/guys are hot/cars/clothes/sex and some other random stuff

or something in that streotypically anyway.. there are a lot of ppl who do both. or a mixture of the two.. eeeeeyah

Both groups are interesting though.

Glad you're okay David =O

Posted by T-Chan @ 12/29/2002 11:38 AM PST

Achaaa~ Some dark cloud must definately be hovering over your head or something, because your week has been pretty sucky. @_@ This is what scares me the most about driving... I actually don't like driving... well, not to the point that I don't drive at all, but basically I only drive when I have to. Too afraid of accidents, or that I might kill someone! X_X But anyway, I'm just glad that you're all okay and everything, 'cuz that's what matters most. ^.^ *hugglesquish!*

About your sister's guy friends... hmm, I find that a bit different too... my guy friends are the kind to talk pervy ("What do you do when you get an erection?" X_X) or just some weird stuff like that, but none of them talk about those things you've mentioned, except probably the rating girls thing... hell, even my girly friends and I don't talk about those things!! At all! ._. Funky. :B

Posted by Saka @ 12/29/2002 04:21 AM PST

Not another accident... What bad luck! =( You must be all traumatized... I hope everything's alright. It is a pity about the wedding, although its more important to be alive, isn't it? XD

Keep safe this New Years, okay?

Posted by Steph @ 12/28/2002 11:16 PM PST

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