Friday, March 17, 2006

I totally just almost died! (again)

This week has been very, very busy. All I want is to sit in my house for a few hours and stare at the wall or alphabetize my CD's or something...

Sunday we were supposed to work on the SV, but got a better offer when Jesse and Daniel showed up. We went into SF and had a grand time at Toranado and Lingba Lounge.

Monday night I had my midterm for Mandarin. It went OK, I think. I can now argue about prices in Mandarin. Sortof.

Tuesday night I went to Berkeley to help Paul with some stuff, and Wednesday night we went shopping in Union Square. Which was totally exhausting.

Last night I went and saw my folks at the Garden Show, and then I nearly died on the way to dinner afterwards when I was trying to merge onto 280 South at Geneva.

It was raining, and there was a car a ways back in the lane I was merging into, but tons of space, no problem. Then THUNK! *Loud,* over the rain and freeway noise, and I hit the bars. I thought I was going to go over them. I have never hit anything so hard as I FELL into that pothole. Fucking great. My rim is dented now. I was sure I was going down, but the bike took the impact. The SV would not have; I am very lucky. That hole could easily get someone killed, so uhhh, watch out at the Geneva onramp.

Tonight I am going to do -nothing-, and then tomorrow is ridiculously busy again.

Oh, by the way, my boyfriend is totally The Hotness. The future became a different place when I met him, a much closer and more important place. I get excited about things in near and distant futures... the Isle of Man trip is turning into a near future, and that's pretty cool. What's next? ... We've talked about Bhutan... Who knows? Whatever it is, it will be grand.


Julia said...

Caltrans is responsible for repairing your bike!

Is Your Claim Against CalTrans?

If your claim is against Caltrans and the damages are for $5,000 or less, you can file your claim directly with Caltrans. Contact your local Caltrans office or visit to locate a Caltrans office near you.

No fee is required for CalTrans claims under $5,000.

Form in PDF here

Charles said...

rim on the DRZ?

but you have spare wheelset?

it can be re-laced to a new rim also

best of luck

(in TX)