Friday, June 22, 2007

Seriously. I'm a magnet.

I was driving along yesterday, in the right hand lane, minding my own business and someone slammed into my drivers side.

Apparently, the person she was behind stopped short and she couldn't stop in time. And she didn't see me.

(It would be very unSouthern of me to say that she was tailgating me for a long time before she whipped around and tried to pass me and she was also tailgating the woman who stopped short, which is why she didn't have time to stop, wouldn't it?)

Now please explain to me how you don't see my fat ass and 3000 pound car? Seriously.

I'm fine. The car is semi-fine (some door damage, but thank God, not major...her car got it way worse than mine did...the whole front bumper fell off). I'm just irritated.

So I go home and pick up my digital camera so I can take some photos of the damage, in case the insurance adjuster needs it (and also, for my blog, of course) and my digital camera screen shows a black streaky spiderweb.

I email HP and after several emails back and forth, they determine it's a critical hardware problem.

And it will cost more to fix it than to just buy a new one.



frannie said...

so sorry about your accident. that sucks!

too bad you aren't a magnet for lottery winnings.

Julie said...

Glad you weren't hurt in the accident! That just sucks all around.

Catwoman said...

Maybe you could say your camera was in the car door and irrevocably damaged by the accident.

Which of course caused you tremendous mental anguish and you'll need a lifetime supply of those health bars you love.

I'm so glad you're ok though!

Rachel said...

That sucks about the car and the camera! But, I'm glad you weren't hurt, because I would have had to come over there and kick some ass!

Rachel said...

Also, I heart Catwoman!

Alpha Dude 1.5 said...

So glad that YOU are okay.

Blessings to you.

Twisted Cinderella said...

Sorry about your camera and the accident! ((hugs))

Kellie said...

That's crap-a-rific. I'm glad you're okay--I'd hate to have to go put an ass whuppin' on the beyatch that hit you!!

Silly Hily said...

Oh Catwoman is gooooood. She's really, really good.
It depends on what type of southern woman you want to be. If you want to be a a polite southern woman, then yes, maybe refrain from mentioning her tailgating abilities. However, if you want to go a little redneck womanish? Well, get all up in some faces and sling the hand from hear to there and make circles with your neck and head.
Glad you are okay. It does suck to have to go through the rental car, insurance crap though.
(Also, I loved your "bodacious tatas" comment on Lizarita's blog. I called her right after I read it to tell her how hard I was laughing.)

my4kids said...

Glad you weren't hurt! My friend was rear ended yesterday with her babies in the car. Seems like I know a lot of people getting in accidents lately!
Sorry about the camera....that would be so bad for me! I don't know what to do without my camera

Lizarita said...

Dude. Seriously? I woulda gotten all "Southern on her.
And beat her ass.

So glad you are okay.

Bethany said...

Glad you are ok.

There has to be a way to be "Southern" and ass kicking at the same time. I'm going to watch Steel Magnolias for the eight billionth time and see what I come up with!

EE said...

I hope that lady had insurance.
Glad you weren't hurt!
Use your camera breaking down as an opportunity to upgrade;)

Angie said...

So sorry to hear about your accident. . . and your camera. But I am glad you're okay.

Your other commenters have reminded me that I need to watch steel magnolias again.

SJ said...

You poor thing, sorry about your accident AND your camera. That just sucks.

Heathie said...

You should go all "Towanda" on her like in Fried Green Tomatoes. I really like Catwoman's comment, too...

CPA Mom said...

Please tell me she got a ticket. Seriously, and jail time.

Tailgaters suck. I saw a bumper sticker I must get. "If you can read this, I can stop suddenly and sue your ass."