HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Last week, I wondered what to write about in this first post of 2012. I considered resolutions, non-resolutions, anti-resolutions, and times of new beginnings and of ends.
Then all hell broke loose.
Picture this: middle of the night, December 30-31. I'm sound asleep. A THUD, as if the entire house is caving in. Flashing lights and sirens. Outside, the street is full of police. I wake the roommate (who can sleep through almost anything. OK, her room is further from the street than mine). We go downstairs.
From the front porch, we can see an SUV against a tree, about 50 yards away. My best guess is that a police chase was in progress and the SUV driver failed to notice that the road curved slightly to the right. He kept going straight. The police weren't giving out much information, other than to tell us to keep back away from fallen wires and that the driver wasn't dead, just drunk. The SUV had come up onto the sidewalk and proceeded between the front yards and the cars parked at the curb.
Along the way, it slammed into my car (which I had left parked safely in the driveway),
tore into my hedges,
took out a portion of a utility pole,
damaged the neighbor's hedge, smashed the neighbor's arbor, threw a tire against the neighbor's fence,
and came to rest against a big tree.
Now, you all knew I'd find a Bollywood connection, right? Here's a car chase scene from Don:
I just saw the sequel to this film last week. Both Don and Don 2 are exciting, thrilling works of art, but I prefer to keep my vehicle collisions on screen. In real life, there was a lot of damage to my car.
Talk about ending the year with a bang!
How did you say adios to 2011? Are you, like me, hoping for a better 2012?
And, by the way, how do you cope when everything goes kinda kerflooey?