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Tuesday, August 31, 2004


Gerald and me at the Riverwalk in San Antonio....
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Gerald and Sharon

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Buckle up....

A 25 year old woman died 15 days later in almost the exact same spot where I had my accident...The same thing happened to her as did me....She over-corrected and lost control of her vehicle....She had her kids in the car...She was not wearing her seatbelt....I guess those little things do come in handy and that is why I am stressing the importance of wearing them.....I have been in two vehicle rollovers with the first one occurring when I was 10 (I was not driving of course)....I'd would love to be the person who invented the seatbelt....I'd have the big head right about now....Even so, my condolences go out to this woman's family...

Friday, August 20, 2004

Thirteen Days ago....

I rolled my car over twice on the 7th of August...It was the day before my birthday...I was looking for a cd--my favorite one at that....I was trying to get to work and I was agitated about leaving home at such a late start....My little 13 year old brother from hell and my dad and son had just come home from Iowa after being there for 2 weeks for summer track meets...My brother and my boyfriend had gone over to my parent's house to retrieve some of my stuff as I had just moved into my new apartment and I was excited about showing my son his new room...Then it happened...While doing about 75 in the passing lane I looked up at the sun visor to see if I could locate my cd in the thing that stores cds....When I looked back at the road I had veered onto the shoulder....I over-corrected and the car started to fish-tail....Then I over-corrected the wheel back to the left and that is when the car became very unstable and it veered off the road to the left and into the median that divides the highway and rolled over twice....Well the airbags deployed and when the car rolled over the back windshield shattered...The car was full of mud for rolling over on the grass...All though it was a sunny day the ground was still wet from raining ( I think it rained sometime previously for that is only how I can explain the the mud--either that or that is just swamp area and Louisiana is truly the swampland that they say it is...) Needless to say the car was totalled....That is why I'll never own a SUV. The fatality statistics involving SUV rollovers are scary....You have greater than a 6o percent chance of being killed in a SUV rollover....The chance of being killed in an automobile rollover is only 22 percent....That was the second time that I have rolled over in a vehicle....I was 10 when the car that I was riding in flipped three times---on same interstate but going the other direction... Guess me not owning a SUV is one of the reasons (just one) that I lived to be 37 on the 8th of August...


Sunday, August 15, 2004

Rotten and Ruthless, Inc.

Hell hath no fury like a White woman scorned...Just ask Kobe Bryant or Lynndie England for that matter...Dig if you will a picture....You are working for a major industry...You make about 60 to 70 grand a year and you are in a supervisory position...You hook up with this White woman (No! You are not Black) of questionable character and start dating her...She introduces you to the drug scene....You start doing crack and get hooked on it (Yes... White folks do crack)....Your friends start to think that you are acting distant and weird (ie cracked out)...You decide that you don't want to have anything else to do with her and the crack and besides she is also doing her supervisor and you both know about each other...She calls your job and tells your higher-ups that you are doing drugs because you dumped her... You made good money to support her drug habit and she wasn't about to let that go, don't ya know?!!....You lose your job that you have been working at for years and they permanently bar you from entering...You never saw it coming....This is your brain on drugs....Get the picture?!!!