I love Prozac in panel 6. As much as he’s a little gossip mongerer today I admire that positive outlook and I’m going to try and adopt some more of that in light of my turbulent holiday this year. Having walked away from what everyone’s saying was a serious accident (I still don’t remember any of it) with nothing more serious then a migraine, a sprained thumb, and some cuts and bruises makes one thoughtful I suppose (it was a marathon 3 day migraine though). I was told originally that she hit towards the rear of the driver’s side which made us spin so much but we went to go see our little car and salvage whatever personal effects were left and I was shocked to see the damage:
She hit us right in the centre so I’m guessing the structure of the frame kept it from buckling more considering her speed and perhaps because I was turning some more of the impact was diffused but I look at that and I don’t understand how I didn’t at least break a leg or something (you can’t see from the outside but my seat is quite squashed). I have a paramedic cousin in BC who said he’d seen people die from T-bone accidents with less damage done to the car which I found interesting and not in the least comforting… thanks Mike! Some of my friends point out that I should just shut up and be thankful as there was another crash in Kanata that same day where a car got t-boned by a dump truck and a female passenger died. Another friend mentioned that our accident site took a long time to clean up and inconveniently made him late for work… only my mom still gives me sympathy :)
So now the thinking positive thing:
-looking forward to some insurance covered massage therapy to hopefully work out this stiffness and muscle pain.
-Jim had to give up some Marvel contracts he wasn’t able to do which is lost income for us but at least he got the holidays off for the first time in a long time.
-Mazda is giving away a free ipod if you buy a new car before Jan 3 and hopefully we’ll qualify for the customer loyalty discount since this will be our second new car purchase in less than a year! It’s funny as I remember awhile back you guys were giving us some great advice on a new car purchase and I was primarily concerned with fuel economy at the time. I didn’t give a second thought to crash safety and fortunately our choice turned out to be a sturdy little car: it’s apparently the first compact to earn a 5 star rating all the way around.
Today’s vote incentive is a bit of Mary Blair inspired oddness: The Blair Witch (any animators/illustrators out there who don’t know who she is shame! shame! Google her now!)