Saturday, September 25, 2004

I'm back!!

Didya miss me? I haven't been able to post for a while since I've been so bogged with down with school, work, and a million other things. OK, so let's catch up on my life since I last posted: I wore the scarves around my neck for a while, but I grew to love my scars as a badge of courage and now display them prominently, plus they're fading. I've already turned in 3 papers and taken 2 tests so far. I got an A on my first test in Social Psych, so hopefully the rest of the term will be as bountiful. My online class is going great, as are all my other classes. The kids at school are cool too, and I'm making some new friends. It's nice to break away from the premeds for a while.

Today, I bought a car!! It's a black 2005 Civic EX. The insurance company is paying 7000, my dad is paying 3000, and I'm paying the rest (10000). Yup, your little girl is growing up. God-willing I'll have this car for a long time and stay safe in it.

I like this French boy in my class. I'm trying to get up the nerve to talk to him. He has the cutest accent! Somebody told me he was faking it though, and that he likes to play mind games. I'm gonna be positive and just think that he's more intelligent than most people, but that we could connect on a deep level. In class discussion, he gets really passionate and starts talking with his hands. The whole class is just mesmerized when he speaks. Did I mention that he's really cute?

Friday, September 03, 2004

Scar Tissue

I woke up this morning to find tons of scar tissue on my throat and a big black bruise on my chest from the seatbelt. The scar tissue makes it hurt to chew or talk, and it hurts like a mother when I yawn. I spent the day on the phone with the insurance company, calling the office about missing work, and receiving some get-well calls from my coworkers. I also emailed my professors about missing class today, and they were very supportive of my staying home and getting better. Luckily the labor day weekend will keep from getting too behind in my school work, and I've been pretty good about emailing assignments and discussion ideas. Hopefully I'll be able to go to my one class on Tuesday and return to normal schedules on Wednesday.

Thursday, September 02, 2004


I was in a car accident today. I was driving down Plano Parkway, going through a green light, when a City of Plano garbage truck swerved in front of me. To avoid crashing into it, I swerved into the traffic light. My airbags deployed and my windshield shattered. The broken glass cut up my throat and I inhaled the fumes released from the airbag. Witnesses came up to me and helped me out of the car. They told me that my throat was bleeding. I was so scared; I didn't know what to do. My car was totaled. I called my dad and then the police arrived. I told the officer what happened, and she called an ambulance for me. I had witnesses vouching for my case. The parademics put a brace on my neck and strapped me to a board. They took me to Medical Center of Plano ER. They strapped me to the bed; I couldn't even get up to use the restroom. Then I had X-rays done and a CT scan. When they saw I was okay, they cleaned me up and sent me home after spending 4 hrs in the hospital. It was such a horrific experience. I'm so lucky to be alive.

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Phelpsie's Coming Here!!

OMG, yall, Michael Phelps is coming to Dallas!!! It's with the Disney Swim with the Stars tour ( He's coming to Southlake with Ian Crocker and Lenny Krazelberg (his roomie in Athens). Ohmigod, ohmigod, ohmigod!!!! The bad news is, the tickets don't go on sale until 2 hrs before the show starts! Can you believe the line that's gonna be there to get tickets? I gotta figure out a way to go there. Oh, if only they could have come to SMU and used our natatorium. (There's a rumor that they trained their pre-Olympics). One way or another I'm gonna get to Phelpsie.