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August 9, 2008 | 05:53pm
Mood: frustrated
Music: Black Kids - Hit the Heartbrakes

We were just 45 minutes out of Chicago when we were hit by a car. It hit the right rear of the car, totally smashing the trunk. This was just feet behind me. Almost all of my worldly possessions were in that trunk. Although I've been rather achy since the accident, nobody was hurt. The car was (probably) totalled. Fortunately, nothing was destroyed. We were lucky. Of course, this kind of put a damper on my return home, and we need to go back to Indiana early tomorrow morning to return the rental car. I have to go because I'm the only person with any semblance of navigating skills in the family.

Needless to say, I'm looking forward to getting (and staying) the fuck out of Indiana.

In other news, I am the proud owner of a new, fairly inexpensive laptop (Lenovo IdeaPad). It's amazing. And beautiful. I think I may be forced to bear its children. Plus, the speakers are ridiculously amazing, which is always a plus. I mean, we're talking fucking amazing speakers here. I practically came in my boxers when I first turned these puppies on.

So, now that I'm actually able to see the screen without a flashlight - what's up? I haven't read my friends page in over a week and I'm not planning to go back through it. Summarize your week. Tell me all the dirty details. I'm curious, I'm bored, I'm in pain, and I'm in a really shitty mood, so make it funny... or else.

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Dani

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from: danii
date: August 9, 2008 11:24pm (UTC)
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Well I'm glad nobody's hurt. I haven't been able to do too much reading during the week either other than my "good reads" filter. You're in that, btw. Haha.
I've been in Pennsylvania. We were supposed to meet my half brother for the first time. My dad hasn't seen him since he was born, but my brother chickened out so the family is kind of disappointed. We offered him plane tickets for him and his girlfriend to come to Florida when he is ready.
Meanwhile, I got to experience the north which is INSANE compared to the south. I couldn't tell if I liked it or not, it was a totally new experience. Small towns vs. big cities amaze the hell out of me.

I wish my laptop had better speakers, ha.

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: August 10, 2008 02:39am (UTC)
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Thanks! Aww, I like being in a "good reads" filter. I don't have filters myself, but I always read your entries whenever I see 'em. :)

Aw, that sucks about your half brother! Hopefully he'll get up the guts to visit sooner or later. Where are you from - Florida, right? (I'm basing this on your LJ profile.) I've never really thought of that as the south (more like "that phallic symbol hanging off of Georgia" hahahaha) but hey, at least you got to experience the north! I'm in the opposite position of you - I've never experienced the south. Well, except for West Virginia. And one day in Kentucky, which really doesn't count. What was so different about the north? I like Pennsylvania quite a bit... well, okay, parts of Pennsylvania, and definitely NOT the highways. The drivers in that state are insane. But yeah, the differences between small towns and big cities are crazy. In the last few months I've spent significant amounts of time in towns ranging from 800 people to a few million... but variety is the spice of life. :)

My last two laptops (ugh, I have horrible luck with computers) had AWFUL speakers. This laptop seriously sounds like a stereo. And it shakes with the bass! Very hardcore, haha.

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Dani

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from: danii
date: August 10, 2008 02:50am (UTC)
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Yeah, I pick favorites, and I like your style. Haha.
I think my brother will come around sooner or later. I tried to put myself in his situation and I don't think I'd be ready yet either. I should have expected it, but I guess I was just too excited.
& Florida IS the south, hahah. The differences between here and PA were insane. Like not only the weather (in 24 hours there it was like all of Florida's seasons in one day, haha) but the people were different. I don't know how to explain that one, I just had a weird feeling. Maybe being in a small town was the difference since I'm a city person. The honor system thing was a huge shock to me. The mountains were beautiful. I've never seen mountains before last week. Seeing deer (I've never seen those either). I saw a sign that said I was 2000 ft above sea level. I couldn't believe it!!! Haha. My ears were popping while we drove down the road. It was just a totally new experience.

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: August 10, 2008 10:01pm (UTC)
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haha, very cool ;)

I know what you mean about the differences between small towns/cities - I grew up (around) Chicago, and I go to school in a small town... I know people who don't even lock their doors. The only crimes that ever happen are stolen bicycles. Oh, and I LOVE mountains. So much better than beaches (imho). And you've never seen a deer? Jeez... imagine if you'd seen a bear. :o!

Well, I'm glad you got to experience it... hopefully you'll go back one day :)

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cebus_albifrons

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from: cebus_albifrons
date: August 9, 2008 11:32pm (UTC)
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Owch on the car accident. Indiana is cursed. I can't stand that state.

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: August 10, 2008 02:31am (UTC)
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I'm more or less convinced that Indiana was a good idea gone horribly, horribly wrong.

Oh, who am I kidding? It was never a good idea to begin with. What an awful state. (Except for Bloomington! Love that city.)

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from: brittnik
date: August 10, 2008 03:16am (UTC)
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damn! glad that you are okay AND everyone else AND your stuff made it out all right. the car being totalled does suck though- in hindsight, that really isn't too bad. but scary as fuck- I am personally terrified of accidents and every time I travel that fear is hanging over every aspect. feel better, though!

and do you have the Black Kids album? is it good? I may buy it tomorrow, that's why I ask!

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: August 10, 2008 10:04pm (UTC)
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thanks! yeah, I'm really glad everyone's okay and none of my stuff was destroyed - although my printer was literally inches away from being destroyed. If it had been just a couple inches over, it would've been smashed to pieces. I honestly don't know if the accident made me MORE interested in getting a license or LESS interested. More interested because, fuck, I KNOW I'm a better driver than my father. Less interested because, fuck, I don't want to get in an accident!

I actually just bought the Black Kids album 30 minutes ago. I've been listening to 5 out of the 10 songs on repeat for the last three months. I love them. I'd recommend buying it if you get the chance. :)

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ms

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from: lala_luvyou
date: August 10, 2008 04:52pm (UTC)
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I'm glad you or your parents didn't get hurt! Hope those aches and pains go away soon too

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: August 10, 2008 10:04pm (UTC)
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Thanks! The aches and pains aren't quite as bad as they were, which is always a plus. :)

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leslie

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from: loveofdaisies
date: August 11, 2008 12:03am (UTC)
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omg! sucks that the trunk was smashed but I'm glad you're okay!

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: August 11, 2008 03:44am (UTC)
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I know! I'm just glad nobody was injured. Thanks! :)

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Amanda

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from: amandas2006
date: August 11, 2008 04:25am (UTC)
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I'm so glad that you and everyone else was ok!
Yeah, the last few days of being in Kirksville convinced me that the town absolutely hated me and was cursing me for leaving or something. Maybe the same thing happened with you and the state of Indiana. And you want to return there for grad school maybe....I hope Kirksville likes me when I come back from Germany.

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: August 11, 2008 03:58pm (UTC)
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Thanks!

What happened in Kirksville? Did the creepy man come back to the CCF house?

Yeah, if I return to Indiana (possibly for SWSEEL next year, and maybe grad school at some point), I'll just have to stay away from highways... and cars. :(

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Amanda

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from: amandas2006
date: August 11, 2008 05:52pm (UTC)
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No. I never saw the creepy guy again. The last couple days there were just hectic. With packing and finding out the day I left that there was a library book that I didn't turn in (and I still don't know where it is). And there were somethings I found out from ISEP then that made me kind of stressed. But that stuff is taken care of now. Also, the day I left Kirksville was the worst drive I had ever had. My friends weren't ready when I wanted to leave so we left 2 hours later than planned. I had to drive in the dark to a place I had never been before. The 12 inches of rain from the night before caused the highway I was driving on (hwy 24) to be closed so I had to go another way..then I was pulled over for speeding (but luckily I didn't get a ticket). Not very fun days.

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L. Shyne

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from: lilviolingrrl
date: August 11, 2008 05:10am (UTC)
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Adam! I'm so sorry to hear about your accident! I'm so glad you're okay!

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: August 11, 2008 03:59pm (UTC)
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aw, thanks, Laura! I'm glad I'm okay too :P

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: August 11, 2008 04:00pm (UTC)
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:/

hopefully things will improve soon...

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.sara.

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from: andendquote
date: August 11, 2008 03:38pm (UTC)
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hahaha
"what's up?"
<3

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.sara.

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from: andendquote
date: August 11, 2008 03:39pm (UTC)
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p.s. yeah, glad to have you remaining among the living

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: August 11, 2008 04:01pm (UTC)
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and thanks ;) <3

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: August 11, 2008 04:00pm (UTC)
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hahaha ;)

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