A punch in the neck

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Dat's a Huge 'splosion!

Standing by the stairway of my 3rd floor apartment I heard this loud "POP." I look accross the pond and a car blows up in my face! It's not like the movies, the car isn't catapulted into the air, but there is a huge fireball. After burning for about 3-4 minutes there is another pop and another huge fireball develops. I'm not sure what caused it, but a car just exploded! I hope no one was inside. Within 10 minutes the fire department arrive and put out the blaze.

What a day! After getting run over by a Ford Taurus I almost get my face blown off.

Red is for STOP!

It's 5 o'clock on Thursday and it's been a pretty good day. I was kept busy at work all day and was ready to go home and relax.

My friend and co-worker Luis steps on the gas as the light turns green (we carpool often). He speeds up as the cars all jockey for position. Out of the corner of my eye I see a red blur flashing through the three lanes of stopped traffic. "Oh shit!" I brace for impact. Luis grunts something and CRASH! I see the airbags explode from their compartments and the hood crumples towards me. My eyes close at this point and I get bounced around in my seat. When we come to a stop I open my eyes and see that we have spun completely around and are facing back at the street we just came from. Smoke is coming from the engine compartment and dust from the airbags is floating around the cabin. We both unbuckle our seat belts and get out of the car. I step into a puddle of liquid that should never be running along the ground; most likely transmission fluid. "Are you ok?" we ask each other.

The driver who had run the red light at least 4 seconds after ours turned green careened off of our car and hit a Toyota Camry that was waiting patiently to turn left. Smashed up against the Camry I can see the driver inside, her head is bobbing around. It doesn't appear to be out of pain but more of an "I can't believe I am so stupid."

Witnesses are now starting to gather asking if everyone was ok. Luis and I will survive and didn't need to go to the hospital. The older lady in the Camry is taken away on a stretcher I hope as just a precaution. Florida Highway Patrol arrives rather quickly and begins to assess the situation. Every witness validates our story; the lady just ran the red light and plowed into us. She doesn't have proof of insurance but the car is leased and she assures Luis that they do and everything will be alright. We'll see.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Do You Like Anything?

David: http://www.shakespearefest.org/imaginary_invalid.htm

Angela: You want to go see that?

David: uh not really but I thought you would

Angela: I probably would but thats kind of expensive
Maybe we could find something we'd both like

David: i know... like what?

Angela: I don't know...do you like anything?

David: i like explosions

Angela: :) Well if we can find something with explosions then we'll consider it..

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Followed the trail of breadcrumbs...

It's been a while since I've posted... over 6 months. This hasn't been for lack of desire but more lack of time and no set routine. A lot has happened in the past 6 months. I lost my job with Cingular data support where I consequently did all my (limited) blogging, and no, it had nothing to do with me losing my job.

I found a new job working for a text book publisher. I manage the employee cell phone program among other responsibilities. In my short time here it seems to be an excellent company and will provide a lot of experience and opportunities. I still have my distaste of corporate politics and the "rat race" but these problems are minor when working for someone who values you and recognizes talent and potential.

I got married and it's what I like to call the pre-marriage. Angela and I were married on August 25th in an extremely small ceremony. Only Angela, Makenzie, parents and I were involved. It was basically done at that time for health insurance and legal purposes. We are currently planning our full ceremony for August 2006 in Mendocino, CA.

There have been quite a few other happenings since then all of which I will get around to posting about in more detail. I'm just glad to be back!

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Welcome to the Neighborhood

We moved into our new complex and it is about time. Driving an hour (sometimes two with traffic) sucks and I’ve been doing it ever since I got my new job, over two months. It looks like in our second night there the welcome wagon came through and it wasn’t bringing casserole. I woke up in the morning to find that my car was broken into. The welcome wagon apparently sawed off my steering column to steal my steering wheel. They also stole the CD player (which had been stolen once before) and worst of all (just because of sheer disrespect) they put a dent in the driver side front fender.
How’s that for a nice fat ol’ “welcome to the neighborhood.”

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Inconsiderate maids

I was having lunch at a McDonald’s one day and it was jam packed, there wasn’t a table free in the place. Luis went to get a table and found one for the both of us. I picked up my food and went to sit and what do I see next to me? These two bitches each taking up a whole table. Why couldn’t they just sit together and leave a free table for another patron? No, I didn’t say anything I guess I prefer the relative anonymity of bitching through blog.

CamFone_(121).jpg Originally uploaded by SupaDave.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

The Kept Mullet

This has to be one of the worst mullets ever... he's even got a perm.

CamFone_(120).jpg Originally uploaded by SupaDave.