Sunday, September 14, 2008

101- New f--king post already- yay!


Finally, a new post! Well, aside from my summer, I had something fairly interesting happen to me (which I believe is actually a 'mitzva' to discuss in public to some extent). I bought a car in Green Bay with the intention of driving it to New York (with a stop for Shabbat in Cincinnati by my uncle). ...only problem is I'm not the best driver.. Anyway, I had already driven most of the way pretty quickly and successfully, and then 10 minutes out of Cincinnati, on a downhill sharp turn (not to mention the roads were slippery because it was heavily raining) I see a (stopped) car in front of me stretched out sideways blocking my lane! So I had to take a sharp turn to maneuver around it, but I lost control hit another car, and slammed into the rail. But it wasn't so bad! ..but then I realized my car didn't stop yet! It turned around again then slammed head on into the wall. But thank G-d, for he protected me and those around me, for besides some heavy chest bruises I left unscathed, and so did the girl in the car blocking me (who initially lost control there), as well as the woman I hit, and another woman who crashed after me! I tried to introduce G-d's name to them (who were most likely believers) when they were all talking together I said "let's thank G-d none of us got hurt".
הודו לה כי טוב- כי לעולם חסדו
ברוך הגומל לחייבים-טובות, שגמלני כל טוב

Ultimately my insurance just has to pay the lady and I'm hoping I can get some money out of the girls insurance company for causing my crash. But I should also be very thankful that not only did the police there not put me in jail for driving without a license, they even drove me into the city. Once there I ordered a taxi, and the one I found was very interesting; some attractive young 'black' woman who covered her hair and closely affiliated herself and her kids with some form of Judaism. In fact her name was 'Yocheved', her son was 'misha-el', daughter- 'yerusha-ya', son- 'el-hanan'. Very cool. But she did say the recently she has been attracted to a form of religion that feels that the main objective is to keep true at least to what seems proper for us according what is manifest in nature (I told her she might find some form of theological backing in the works of Spinoza...I don't know if that's true! ..but..whatever).

So it was too bad losing the car I just got..but I'm very happy to be OK coming out of such a forceful collision, and happy I have wi-fi Internet connection here in the Dayton airport!
עוד חזון להינתן- בחסדי הא"ל הנותן

8 comments:

Jessica said...

Glad to hear you walked away unharmed!

הצעיר שלמה בן רפאל לבית שריקי ס"ט said...

so am I! As for you- keep safe, you be pregnant!

Rachel said...

And he's back full-force, ladies and gentlemen, with action packed stories to reveal.... What a comeback, HaTzair Shlomo! hehe :)

Glad to hear you got out unscathed....

sabra said...

How'd the license thing pass em by?

הצעיר שלמה בן רפאל לבית שריקי ס"ט said...

We were blocking traffic for one, so the police just wanted to disperse us before new accidents occur. Secondly I told them "I had a lisnce, just not on me, but I had a license number"...but I did have a 'learners permit' on me.

The officer did ask me though why it was that my identification was from New York, my adress was in Wisconsin, and I was going to Ohio..I should have told him Jews are intrinsically spread out...

The Babysitter said...

wow, B"H everything was alright. Are you going to be making a seudas Hodah every year on that day?

How can you sorta have a license?

wow, that is crazy to be all over the place like that.

הצעיר שלמה בן רפאל לבית שריקי ס"ט said...

Well, I don't know about a 'seu'dat hoda'ah', that's a little much isn't it?(!) I should definitely try to thank G-d for it though..and be more responsible in action, etc...

And you can sorta have a lisence by having only a learners permit, being a certain age and having a lisence 'number' etc..

The Babysitter said...

Long Hebrew name: I don't know if it's a bit much, from the way you told over your story it sounded like a big thing. I have a seudas Hodah every year and I don't even remember what happened cause I was unconscious, at least by you, you know what happened so it's more meaningful. But yea, thanking Hashem and being good in your actions is great!

How do you have a license number without a license?