Sunsets and Car Crashes

This is a rather clever title in my opinion, as it serves multiple purposes.

For starters, it’s Music Monday. And “Sunsets and Car Crashes” is one of my FAVORITE songs from The Spill Canvas. I actually think they might be my all time favorite band. I can listen to any of the their stuff no matter what mood I am in.

If you have never heard the song or of Spill Canvas, then check this out and then check out some of their other stuff. You won’t regret it. Promise

Now on to my weekend. It started off with the latter of Sunsets and Car Crashes. That’s right, a great start to my weekend. I was pretty excited to not have to be traveling anywhere and to just hang out. I had a baby shower on Saturday, which I still had not gotten a gift, so after work I decided to stop at Babys R Us to pick something up.

As a side bar, I really hate that place. It is extremely overwhelming. You can never find anything, or at least I can’t. There are crying babies everywhere. And I don’t know what half the things are in that place.

Anyways, I had a relatively quick and painless Babys R Us experience, and then was on my way home. But I wouldn’t get out of this that easy. As I was driving straight and heading towards an intersection with a green light, a car decided to pull out of a parking lot out of nowhere, and slam into me. Thank you.
Now let me share a diagram that I made for my insurance people, just to make sure they understood what went on here.

I am the green car. I am in the middle lane, minding my own business, traveling straight, preparing to go through an intersection where the light is green. But red car over there had other plans. If you look closely, you will see that where this car was coming from, directly in front of it is a median. Yes, there is a median there, and it is a right turn only, for good reason. This smart kid decided he was going to try to ignore the right turn only, and cross three lanes of traffic – and not only cross three lanes but drive into it because of the median, in order to get to the other side. Great idea buddy.
So he crashed right into the front right side of my car. I was able to drive it over into the parking lot in which he came out of, but it was definitely not drive-able.
Cops came and worked out that whole deal. And then arrived the tow trucks for both our cars. The tow truck driver was super nice. Told me of a really good shop right next to where I live, and offered to drop me off at home as well. And he didn’t charge me mileage! Thank you Mr. Tow Truck driver, wherever you are.

So that was the start to my weekend. Thankfully my godmother is my insurance agent, and she was able to get everything started on this. This happened at 5 o’clock on Friday afternoon/evening, so of course nothing was going to happen over at the insurance companies, but at least she was able to get it into the system to start being processed Monday morning. I picked up my rental car on Saturday morning, which will be paid for by this kid obviously. Had to get something comparable to my car, so I got a Chevy Impala.

It’s newer, has a V6 so it has a little more pep than my Mazda, and it’s got a sunroof. So I am okay with it. But still not happy about all this hassle that I have to deal with! And my poor car 😦 Hopefully should hear back soon what kind of damage they think was done to my car and how much it will cost.

Anyways, after this whole episode, the rest of the weekend went pretty well. A and I just hung around pretty much the entire weekend. Getting things done around the apartment. We went for a stroll around Boston on Saturday night, to get ice cream from JP Licks. Amazing ice cream. Sadly, we learned that the one we always go to is no longer there. Their lease ran out and rent hikes forced them to leave. Very sad. So we went to the grocery store and got ourselves each a half-gallon of ice cream and ate that while we watched Friends with Benefits. Hilarious movie. Justin Timberlake is the man, and is so funny in this movie. It is no Oscar winner clearly, but just a funny Saturday night flick.
Sunday we took Goomba for a long walk around this pond in town. He loved all the attention he was getting from other dog walkers. And we saw a sunset to end our weekend.

Both A and little Goomba were pretty tired last night, they both ended up passing out in my lap, and it was too cute not to take a picture.

Goomba had his paw over A, and they both literally fell asleep like this. Too cute 🙂

So you see, the title Sunsets and Car Crashes serves multiple purposes here. It fulfills my music needs on this Monday Morning. It also accurately sums up my weekend. Hope you all had weekends that involved happy sunsets and no car crashes.

Happy Monday 🙂



I have a few confessions to make today.

One. I LOVE One Tree Hill.

I know I know. Many of you are probably saying “What, is that show even still on?!” or maybe even “I stopped watching that when Lucas and Peyton left.”. Well I haven’t stopped watching it, and to be honest, I love it. I thought it was done and over after last season. They wrapped things up pretty nicely – even though I was a little sad to see it end. I mean it has been 8 years. But then they announced they would do one more final season. Awesome. I might plan things around Wednesday night’s because of One Tree Hill. No big deal. So when you try to make plans to hang out with me on Wednesday night and I say that I can’t because I already have plans – it’s really just because I can’t miss an episode.

Two. I am most definitely sick.

I thought I might be getting sick yesterday. But I know today, that I am definitely sick. I came into work anyways. Bad idea. I am in a haze today so who knows if anything I have done has been productive, and I am probably getting everyone else sick. At the same time, I work at a college, and these kids breed sickness and are probably the reason I am sick – so I am not all that concerned if I get them sick. Womp.

Three. Our puppy might have been born today!

This probably doesn’t really sound like a confession. But A and I agreed that we wouldn’t tell anybody about this until we knew if the puppy was ours or not – but I just couldn’t help it! We met with the breeder last night, and we got on the list for the litter that was being born today. The picture above is some english bulldogs from a previous litter with the same father. We were somewhat high on the list, but the breeder said often times people back out, so we still have a good shot of getting one. So keep your fingers crossed for us!

Four. I have not run since Saturday.

This bothers me. I used to love running. And I sort of fell out of love with it for a while. But now we are back in a relationship – I love running again. Since I can’t play soccer anymore, it has been away to unwind, clear my head, and just feel good about myself. And being sick, I haven’t been able to run since my 7 mile run on Saturday. And it is making me feel guilty and anxious. But I will make it through this.

The End.