Sunday, August 21, 2005
Never A Dull Moment
I was looking forward to writing a post later this afternoon about my trip to Chicago yesterday, but something a little more interesting 'hit' me when I least expected it.
Meet The Official 'El Capitan' Mobile, or what it looked like when it was recently shiny and new.
Meet The 'El Capitan' Mobile after getting hit by a shiny new 2005 Mustang convertible.
Mustang Sally didn't slow her Mustang down
A little help from the Beaver Creek Po Po
Nothing a little Ductape and Robitussin can't fix
That's what happens when you go up against a rice-burner baby... Yeah! Off to the glue factory with you Seabiscuit!
Rest in peace my little Japanese-designed, Ohio-made surfboard on wheels. You were a great ride baby, and I always knew you had the best set of airbags underneath that sexy black leather dashboard. Sure you may have burned the hell out of my arms, but you knew I liked it rough and I guess you really wanted to go out with a bang.
Seriously though, my step-son and I were pretty lucky. This blue Mustang was the second of two cars that pulled out in front of us. We dodged the first, but this guy decided to play tag. No major injuries, just 'bag rash' and a broken car which coincidentally I rarely ever drive because it was a gift to my wife. Yes in fact this was the 'Generalisima's car.' After this little incident I might be demoted down to Airman Basic and back to scrubbing toilets with the toothbrush.
Can't wait to 'splain this one to her when she gets back into town next week. This definitely means I'll be back driving the real 'El Capitan' Mobile.
Of course this is my son's take on the entire situation.
posted by El Capitan at 11:25 PM
glad you all are ok!!!!!!
great post alhtough, really Im sorry it was about an accident and your (Your wife's car), it always sucks when the kids are in the car, too, at least I tend to worry more.
Nice burn baby! That was from the airbag?
Oh, dear. Must have been something in the water this weekend. We were in B-creek on Sunday & it was like people had lost their minds. I think it's those ginormous beavers they have all over town...they are distracting...and kinda scary.
Glad you are okay...hope your arm heals quickly.
WOW...rice burner vs. seabuiscuit and the pony loses out. Damn shame. However I'm glad to hear that you and your step-son made out great (although I doubt his response was that of ND's.) Funny, nonetheless. Great post, El Capitan, despite it being a car of yours that got wrecked.
As for the real El Capitan mobile, well the real evil twin and I both drove that in our later years of high school and shortly thereafter. It's all good as long as the transmission hasn't dropped out yet.
Be aware of Beaver Po Po, take care of that bag rash, and no cleaning toilets for at least a week or until it heals.
Ack, that's messed up. Stupid, stupid, stupid drivers out there!
Our old stationwagon was totalled on I-64 last year when a semi truck hit a minivan behind us. Nothing happened to us - the air bags didn't even go off (go figure), but the rear end was smashed and the frame bent.
We still have yet to see any money from the law suit. Only thing we got so far was from our insurance company for the car.
People are SO DUMB when they get behind the wheel. It should be legal to beat them soundly about the head with parts of your wrecked car after getting hit.
That SUCKS.5:22 PM
Uh. . . ouch?
Well, look on the bright side: now Mrs. Capitan doesn't need to drive the horribly bland Mom-mobile anymore.
Yeesh, get her something cool, will ya? Why don't you just put her in a burka while you're at it.
Exb, Desult, thanks for the good wishes. I'm sure the Mustang did better than our Honda. I just felt bad for the guy. He almost cried about his broken toy.
Melinda, HA! You're right, those ginormous beaver statues they put up around town are distracting. Wonder how much money they wasted on those stupid things.
Mauser, damn right. I totally agree that I should have the right to pick up my plastic bumper and hit the other driver upside the head once or twice. Thankfully this guy was nice, but having the option is always a bonus.
Dave, ouch! C'mon, that car is sweet, or was sweet. Touchscreen XM Radio, GPS Nav, V-tec engine, it may have looked like a mom-mobile, but it kicked ass. It was a covert ass kicker on the road... the other drivers never see her coming.
I know, I should go get one of those high-paying Pentagon jobs so I can lavish the wife with what... a Mitsubishi Mirage? HA! Of course the Burka must stay ;o) (I'll pay for that one later)
Thanks for the laugh, that was funny.
Yyyyouch. That hurts. Doesn't it just suck wind to get in a bender?10:40 PM
Glad you and your son got away okay..2:14 AM