Monday, July 16, 2012
At First You Don't Succeed
Anyway, I went to the casino on Saturday and came back with $174! Yay. The first time I went gambling I lost my money in about an hour. Sad right? Needless to say, I was not interested in doing it again. But I tried it again and enjoyed myself- winning had a little something to do with it. I had fun even when I wasn't winning. Glad I went.
Another thing I'm trying again... driving. I was in a car accident at 19. Totaled the car. No serious injuries. Three years later, I get a subpoena from the guy who hit me claiming the accident was my fault and I should give him $40,000 for mental anguish. Mental anguish. Fun. Fortunately, I was driving under my parents' car insurance which had a kind of safety net.
The whole thing turned into a circus. The guy pulled witnesses out of thin air who claimed I ran a red light and was speeding. I'll tell you a secret. It was a lie.
To make things even more entertaining- I had been commuting from Washington, DC to Jersey City, NJ twice a week by train taking my last undergraduate class. (How I got into that mess deserves a post all it's own.) And then the lawyer postpone the trial so my brother, who had been in the car with me, could testify. I was done. Like I. had. checked. out.
I no longer wanted to go to court which translated into me pleading guilty. My parents were behind me and more importantly, none of the money came out of pocket. I hated driving ever since.
Now, I need to start driving again. (Another long story). Whenever I get behind the wheel I'm like white-knuckling it. Seriously, thirty minutes and my fingers were cramping. My palms were sweating and I was terrified of looking anywhere but in front of me. But, as it turns out, the more I drive the more I enjoy it. I might actually like driving.
Who'd have thought.
Auden is a dark fantasy author. As a kid, she created her own books by folding several construction papers in half and stapling them down the middle, adding her own illustrations. No matter how hard she tried, she couldn’t get away from writing. Darkness and dark thing have always fascinated her.