Monday, August 22, 2011

The Joys of Life

Good day people. If you are reading this I hope you are well. So this summer has certainly been EPIC to say the very least. Summer will be going out with a bang in Atlanta for me for pride, followed by the Morehouse vs. Howard classic game in DC at RFK stadium.

Before that though, I have been in between NYC, Philly and DC all Summer attending pride events, Fire Island Black Out (Which deserves a blog of its own)  and many other events.  However this past Saturday night a car accident proved to me that in a flash, life can be gone.

 I always go by the mottos, "I'll sleep when I die" and, "do it big if you can while you can." Without question had the good Lord had other plans for me I could say I have no regrets. Fortunately my passenger and I came out unscaved in what could have easily been a bad accident. Around 2:55 AM Sunday night at the intersections of Florida and Georgia avenues NW a white vehicle made an illegal left turn from the middle lane around a tractor trailer and slammed right into me. I never saw the car coming but my friend did. The other driver proceeded to drive off. I never got a glance of anything other than seeing a white car and 3 black male passengers. I'm pretty sure I went into a state of shock as I don't recall much about the damage of their car. According to my friend their car was smoking and the hood had popped up. It took the police TWO hours to respond as from what I could hear and see they had an extremely busy night. Not so busy for a cop to take a break in a carryout restaurant right after we approached him about the incident, and of my 4 calls to 911 in the 2 hour wait. Eventually an officer came and did his job. I will be following up with an email to the Chief of Police regarding the response time Saturday night as no one after a car accident should have to wait 2 hours for an emergency response.

Nonetheless, I am grateful that I all is well and that the police will find the person who caused the accident.

Live everyday like it's your last. Time flies fast so never waste a minute. Live, Love, and Laugh as much as you can.


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