November 6th, 2004

"OH MY GOD!"

So, I went out tonight. Met the gang at Applebee's for some cocktails, then saw the Incredibles. Hung out with Danielle, her friend Matt, Julie, Jeremy, David, Niki, Jake, Brandi, and a new friend, Jennifer.

How much I would love to say more about Jennifer, but I don't want to jinx it, and I sort of have a rule about talking about people in my journal before they are aware that it exists. There's not a whole lot to tell, anyways, except that I like her and I'm looking forward to getting to know her better.

But a date with a special girl was not the most exciting (or terrifying) event of my evening. Okay, you're not going to believe this part. Are you ready for this?

I was driving home from the movies and I called Niki on my cell to, y'know, gossip. I was taking the 50 connector to I-5 south, and it's a really big ramp with a 40 MPH curve on it. I drive down that ramp practically every day, so I usually just zip around that curve without a thought. So, I'm crusing along at about seventy, chatting away with Niki and I go to press the brakes as I approach the curve and the brake pedal drops all the way to the floor.

So, I'm all, "Yeah, Niki, I thought tonight was OH MY GOD!" and I immediately dropped the phone and grabbed the handbrake on reflex. I managed to regain control of the car easily, and I cruised down the ramp on to I-5 at a leisurely forty miles per hour. After a few moments I was able to comprehend what was going on, and I picked up the phone to tell Niki what happened and assure her that I was okay. She thought I had died.

I drove along in the slow lane figuring I could use my handbrake to get the car safely home. But then the car started to sound really angry, making all kinds of noise around the front left wheel. So I limped along to the next exit and found a place to park. I was still shaking like a leaf.

I summoned Niki, and she was kind enough to get me the rest of the way home. I'm still slightly shaken up. I think I'll be ready to sleep again by Monday or Tuesday.
  • Current Mood
    shaken, not stirred
You're Fired

My Morning in a Nutshell

Carmichael Honda: Please hold for a half hour. Okay. You need to call the towing place yourself.

B&J Towing: We don't pick up the phone until it rings for ten minutes. You need to talk to Carmichael Honda first.

Carmichael Honda: It's alright. Tell the tow truck guy that we said it's cool.

B&J Towing: We won't tow your car unless Carmichael calls us directly. We need a PO number. You're stupid for not knowing this.

Carmichael Honda: Oh. Alright. I'll talk to them and call you back.

Jarrett: Please die.

Update:

Carmichael Honda: Oh, we would have called back, but we lost your phone number. They should be there in a half hour.
  • Current Mood
    frustrated frustrated

Quick Car Update

I finally got the car towed to the dealership. Julie and Jeremy gave me a ride out there.

Apparently, a bolt just fell out of the front left brake caliper.

The world is an imperfect place.