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"OH MY GOD!" - Jarrett Heather — LiveJournal
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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

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From: rockitten Date: November 6th, 2004 06:00 am (UTC) (Link)
that's really scary, good to hear you're ok.
yellzer From: yellzer Date: November 6th, 2004 06:51 am (UTC) (Link)
I remember when my gas pedal on my old nova got jammed all the way down and I was barely able to control the v8 going at least 90 (with brakes on) on Elkhorn turning on to Watt in to oncoming traffic...scariest moment of my life.
kimie From: kimie Date: November 6th, 2004 08:38 am (UTC) (Link)
From: chrysus Date: November 6th, 2004 09:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Take it at seventy!

jarrett From: jarrett Date: November 6th, 2004 09:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, yeah, I go into the curve at seventy. That's the part when, y'know, you hit the brakes.
From: chrysus Date: November 6th, 2004 10:20 am (UTC) (Link)
No, I meant the whole thing!

If your car has decent tires on it and the road isn't slick from rain then your honda could take it at seventy I am sure.
From: just_joolie Date: November 6th, 2004 10:11 am (UTC) (Link)
oh my god jarrett. So what made that happen? did you figure it out? :( how scary.
From: dark_wolfe Date: November 6th, 2004 12:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dude--that's definitely reason to be freaked. I'm glad you didn't endup getting hurt, that could have ended, well...bad...
particle_man From: particle_man Date: November 7th, 2004 04:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
You do know that talking on the mobile while driving is as dangerous as driving with a blood alcohol level of .12? Talking on the cell and driving isn't the smartest thing to be doing. Glad you're all right.
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