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January 31, 2008 at 12:31 am 1 comment

So last Friday night I attended my buddy Beth’s fabulous monthly Movie Night get-together. It was quite a lovely evening filled with on-screen Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and ghost pirates, and off-screen bean soup, Doolie the dog (sp?) and the usual witty banter of Beth & Co.

Anyway…it was about 12:30 a.m. when my sister Julie and I left. After making a quick stop for some much-needed late night snackage at the nearby Wendy’s I proceeded to drive Julie home. I had just snagged one of her fries when it happened. We were coming around a tight turn on Trinity Road when I looked up and there was a deer right in front of my car. I slammed on the breaks. The poor animal looked at me, froze, and in the next moment was flying through the air. Seconds later it was gone from view. After a few “oh sh*ts,” Julie and I both agreed that I had just hit a deer with my car.

Honestly it was a like like living out one of those terrible insurance commercials where people are talking and laughing about something completely inane and then get sideswiped by a tractor trailer. Although the accident wasn’t nearly so horrible, the initial hit brought a similar feeling of shock. I swear the whole thing actually happened in slow motion. I mean I watched as a real live deer flipped three feet into the air, hooves facing the sky, right in front of my windshield – it reminded me of a scene from my least favorite movie of all time or maybe something out of The Matrix. Anyway, I pulled over on the next side street to catch my breath and inspect the damage. Feeling a little traumatized myself by the thought that I had just killed one of God’s creatures, Julie got out to look at the front of my car which suffered only a minor dent in the hood. She also graciously pulled out quite a few large clumps of hair from the grill for me.

I eventually took a look at the car myself before we both got back in and I finished driving her home. As we drove I started to think about how much worse it could have been. It was a traumatic experience, but as cliche as it sounds, I’m just glad no one (human) was hurt. Instead of flying away from my car, Bambi could have easily ended up crashing through the windshield and landing in the front seat with Julie and I. So be careful out there folks, ’cause deer+cars=danger…or something like that.

Fun way to start blogging again right?


Entry filed under: movies, personal.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Whitney  |  February 20, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    Hey, Dools got a mention–sweet! It’s actually spelled “Dooley,” but you’re not the first to spell it “Doolie.” And the only thing that bothers me about that particular misspelling is that it’s just one letter from being “dookie.”


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