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Massive suckage

By Sparky | March 29, 2006

This week started off badly, and is ending worse. Saturday morning brought a terrible tragedy to the Seattle area. There was a shooting a Blue House and sadly more than 7 people were gunned down in a senseless act of violence. I was friends with several of the victims, and knew a number of the people that lived in the house.

My heart has gone out to all the people affected by this tragedy and I’m glad to know that the person responsible took his own life thus ending any further threat to society. I’m still rather numb from the whole thing and don’t quite know how to react to any of it.

I spent most of the weekend relaxing and trying to wrap my head around the whole thing. Sunday brought some great distractions in the form of hanging out with friends, and watching movies.

I was just starting to get things back on track for my week when while driving in to work this morning I was rear ended, thus ending my nearly 2 year streak of accident free driving.

I was just clearing the 520 bridge eastbound, and was rear-ended by a guy driving a Nissan. Luckily nobody was hurt seriously (I’m a little sore, but ambulance was needed), but it certainly shook me up and got my day off to a horrible start. The strange thing was that both of his airbags deployed even though there was minimal other damage to our cars. In fact aside from the airbags busting up his dash there was really no damage to his car.

Unfortunately the accident creased both my rear bumper and my trunk. This coupled with some minor damage to my front bumper will put the damages to my car in the $1000′s of dollars. I’m following up with the drivers insurance company at the moment to see how quickly I can get the damages fixed.

Luckily after a quick call to my mom it sounds like I won’t have to pay any money on this and I should be able to force the other drivers insurance company to get me a rental car while they fix my precious.

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Topics: Daily grind, Events, Health | 4 Comments »

4 Responses to “Massive suckage”

  1. Janet Says:
    March 30th, 2006 at 7:15 am

    I’m so sorry about the shooting, big brother; I wish I could do something.
    Glad you’re ok after the car accident, too…

  2. Anon Says:
    April 4th, 2006 at 10:53 am

    http://charybdis3001.blogspot.com/2006/04/rot-at-heart-of-seattle-kyle-huff-and.html

    I think the Seattle Freeze had something to do with why Kyle Huff killed 6 people in Capitol Hill.

    The ravers invited Huff because he gave off “bad vibes”. Think of it as like the movie “Carrie”. Carrie was eventually made prom queen as a kind of elaborate joke. Everybody was in on it but her. This is what this looks like to me. They invited Huff as part of an similar joke. Peace, love, unity, respect (PLUR)? No, just ordinary, banal, tiresome teenage cruelty.

  3. Futurist now » Almost there Says:
    April 16th, 2006 at 1:40 am

    [...] The week actually finished up nearly perfect for me. I got my new job, only have a week left to endure recruiting, and got to pick up my precious car back from the dealership today from the repair work from being rear-ended. [...]

  4. MonicaX Says:
    April 25th, 2006 at 7:26 am

    Terrific blog you got. MonicaX