First Blood

I had a minor accident a few days ago – July 13th to be exact – I drew first blood.

No no no. There wasn’t any blood really. No one got hurt. Except my car. My green old/new Honda Civic. I planned on calling her Dale but it didn’t stick – we just call her the Honda or the Civic.

Since we got her, I’ve taken a lot of photos. All with the intention of posting them here – for posterity. Because I never got around to posting a proper introduction, her first public photo is going to be one of disaster –


This was taken a few minutes after the accident, at the office parking lot. We had gone out to lunch, the 500 club and myself. It was a good day though because we hadn’t actually spent 500 each for lunch. We did have dessert though – King Kong’s Revenge at Iceberg’s. But I digress.

After lunch, Ric and I headed back to the office. Along Aurora Boulevard, just a stone’s throw away from our destination, I bumped on a jeepney. It was traffic, things were slow. It just happened. Details aren’t important.

I backed up. Stepped down. The driver inspected his vehicle, he was without any damage. I didn’t see it at first, but there it was – my right headlight was busted. Fragments were laying on the ground. He didn’t seem like he was done. We were causing traffic, so I said let’s move to the side. We looked at stuff again. I think the uzis were trying to get him to have me pay up. I said I didn’t cause the dents on his jeepney because I clearly didn’t hit that side. So, we’re good right? He says he just wants to make sure I wasn’t going after him. Of course not. So we parted, and I drove off.

And there goes my first car accident. Whew. At least I’m over it. And it wasn’t anything major, all are safe. No one was hurt. Lesson learned.

But it’s an expensive lesson. Since my personal tax software says I can only deduct losses on unpaid claims filed to insurance, I’ll most likely have to give up on any thoughts of Varekai. I’ll also probably give up on my bag lust for the Clay Planetes. And the boyfriend will definitely not get help from me to get himself a new ps3 slimline. Hahahaha. I’m exaggerating! But seriously. If human lives is the first consideration for why we must drive safely, second would be the cost of repairs! Winking smile