So my car tried to kill me. Well, really it blew out a tire on the freeway right before I-84 and I-384 split. So I was of course in the middle lane (of 5 lanes) to stay on 84, and suddenly I hear this noise, and then smell this smell and suddenly am having a hard time keeping control of my car. My brain worked enough to go, OMG, my tire is no longer inflated, must get over to side of road. So I manage to get over through two lanes of traffic, thanks to a very nice man in a large truck who also pulled over after I got over and helped me change the tire. Yay for the random kindness of strangers!
Of course there was no way that I was going to be able to get back over to get on 84, especially not driving on a donut. I took 384 and my wonderful Droid navigation app got me home safely.
Yay, I survived! And we're going to get my tire replaced and a couple other things fixed on it and all that jazz.
But now I'm kind of scared to drive on the freeway. I'm sure a couple times without having a tire blow out on me will help, but starting to lose control of your car at 70mph in heavy traffic is pretty terrifying.
So I can't get a ride from Chris and Sarah to church tomorrow. Normally not a problem, I can drive myself. Except my car is not really drivable for long distances at the moment and also I'm kind of scared to drive on the freeway. Solution: Ask Dan to come to church with me.
So I ask Dan again tonight (I had asked previously because I'm playing flute tomorrow as well). This resulted in a pretty hilarious conversation. I present this in dialogue format in case anyone would like to reenact it. :)
Me: "So will you come to church with me?"
Dan: "Yeah, how else are you going to get there."
Me: "Because I'm afraid that if I drive on the freeway something bad will happen again?"
Dan: "Well, I guess you would take my car, but that doesn't really fix the problem."
Me: "No, the Fear is still there."
Dan: "I was actually thinking you and mornings and that you won't be awake enough to drive."
Me: "No, mostly the Fear. And the Cougar."
Dan: "I know I already got you a birthday present [my Droid Incredible], but I am totally painting a cougar on the hood of your car for your birthday."
Me: "That doesn't sound like a present."
Dan: "But it is, the greatest present."
Me: "No" :(
Dan: "Ooookay, but I'm still painting shake 'n' bake on one side and El Diablo on the other."
We're all fine and the car is going to be fixed, but Dan and I are a little nutty. :)