Saturday, August 23, 2008

Survived The Accident

On Tuesday afternoon a city bus ran right into the rear end of my beloved Prius. Although there's a slight dent my rear brake & signal light are intact. Only the outside bottom shield of the rear light is cracked a very little bit. I picked out the plastic and put book tape over the crack so I can use it until it's replaced without it shorting out from any possible rain storm.
Can you imagine we fucking got hit by a New York City Transit Authority Bus and neither of us was hurt.
The bus was picking up and discharging passengers on 135th & Riverside and I was in the 3rd lane making a left when the bus swerved out at too fast & at too much of an angle. He just smacked my beautiful black Prius in the ass. Dig this - only a slight dent. Some people may whine about this pain in the ass, but hey, that's all it is, a pain in the ass. It's not a major life problem, it's my car. The fortuitous omen about the event is that DubbleD & me are safe & sound, not a scratch on us. Pain in the ass is the $110 I have to pay to put a new light because even though only the cover is damaged on the outside shell, the entire light fixture must be replaced. Replacing the light means total removal of the fender. Can you imagine? Simple becomes complicated. Isn't that the way of life?
Hey I have an angel looking over my shoulder because by now I should've been dead a dozen times. I am fortunate to be here today to share this with you.


  1. So glad to hear you are okay.

    Each day we have is a gift.

    ox K

  2. Very glad you're still here too.... A pain in the ass is better than your friends missing you! Tell that angel to keep up the good work.
    Blessings, Julia x

  3. Anonymous12:01 PM

    Hey Joy I am so sorry you got into an accident. I hope that driver learns a harsh lesson about driving safely! I'm glad you're okay and that we're friends. My best blessings go out to you.
    Wiccan Anjel
    PS You're a great writer! I love the way you build up the suspense and tell a story! You're great!

  4. Anonymous1:21 PM

    Hello! I finally had a chance to visit and read your blogs. I know you don't know me, but I am very glad your ok. Accidents are never fun and even worse if someone is hurt. I enjoy reading and love your picture! Have a safe and wonderful weekend:)

  5. I'm glad you and DoubleD are alright. Now you or your insurance company get to sue my wife's employer (she's a gifted abstract painter, but her day job is with NYCTransit). At the very least you should see to it that the bus driver is disciplined.


  6. WOW. You got hit by a NYC city bus. Hardcore. Glad you're all right.