Friday Spies, brought to you once again by the fabulous Men of BTQ (when does the calendar come out boys?).
1. Have you ever been in a car wreck?
Unfortunately yes. I was in two with my first husband, but he was driving both times. The only one I was in where I was driving was in Florida when I was in the Air Force. I was waiting behind a long line of people that were *all* waiting behind a guy who was trying to make a left turn across two lanes of oncoming traffic. So, we're all sitting there, and I glance in my rearview mirror and see this woman, on her cell phone, barrel through the green light (the speed limit was 40 m.p.h. and she was doing at least that), and she didn't even look up to see that traffic was stopped. She hit me without ever putting her brakes on. Because I saw her coming, my foot was on the brake, but I still hit the guy in front of me, who hit the guy in front of him, and three cars behind her slammed into her and each other. I was driving an almost brand new Saturn SC2 (the three door coupe), and after I gathered my senses and got out of the car, I saw that it looked a bit like a beer can that someone had smashed from both ends. I was in uniform or I would have pulled her out of her car and punched her right in the face.
The best part is that, although my car needed nearly $10,000 in repairs, AND the woman was cited for causing the accident, I was unable to have my car declared totaled, because, according to the insurance people, they wouldn't total it out unless the damage was at least 80% of the value of the car. The car was, of course, brand new...like two months old, and so they repaired it. I kept it until I came to law school, and it was a great car, but I never thought I got a very fair deal with that situation.
2. Sunrise or sunset?
Sunset. It's romantic, and sunsets have THE best light ever for making everyone look all beautiful and warm and glow-y. Sunsets are for rolling up the legs of your jeans, strolling along the agate beach at Patrick's Point State Park in Crescent City, CA, picking up beautiful multi-colored agates, and then sitting down on a piece of smooth sea-tumbled driftwood for some good old fashioned necking while the sun goes down.
3. If you could change, amend, delete, or pass one law, what would it be?
Hmmmm. This is a hard one. I would probably make laws MUCH more harsh for people who abuse animals. And kids.
Also, I would make January 11th Jimmy Buffett Appreciation Day and he would have to give a free concert in the city I was living in and everyone in the country would get the day off of work and a tax refund in the form of a plane ticket to come see him...and the margaritas would flow freely and there would be peace upon the earth.
4. What is your favorite single article of clothing?
Right now it is a red sweatshirt I got in D.C. last summer that says....uh..."Washington D.C." on it. I love it and wear it so often that people always joke that if I'm not wearing it they don't recognize me. I also love this one pair of pajama pants I have that are green and say "Kiss Me I'm Irish" across the ass. I wear those pretty much anytime I'm at home. When I was married I loved my husband's t-shirts because they always smelled like him. When he would go away on TDY I would make him wear a couple in the days before he left and then leave them behind and I would wear them to bed every night so I would still feel like he was there.
5. If you could/had to spend the day hanging out with another blogger(one you don't already know), who would it be and what would you do?
This is another hard question. I have already met AI, I will (hopefully) get a chance to meet Scott this summer...I think I would probably most like to meet Soupie, followed closely by Larry, Fitz, and NDC. I actually would love to meet everyone so I feel bad naming names, but I think these four represent the bloggers I interact with the most and that know the most about me in terms of things I don't put on the blog.
I think Soup and I would probably be forced to go out drinking together where we would no doubt cuss like sailors, tell dirty jokes, and drunk dial all the rest of the people on this list.