11/15/2006: "Crash, Bang, Boom"
So, we've received over 24 inches of snow in the last couple of days with more in the forecast for every day this week. Driving home from work on Monday, I got into a car accident. The front left side of the other car got smashed in pretty good but my bumper only got scraped. I gave them my information for their insurance (it was their fault) but didnít take down theirís. As I started to drive away I realized my neck and upper back were killing me. GREAT!
This is a fairly good analogy for my life lately. One minute I was cruising along happy and carefree, just enjoying the sceneryÖand the next I found myself lying on the couch doped up on Percocet staring at the ceiling and wondering where it all went wrong.
Without getting into too many gory details, Iíve been emotionally eviscerated recently (mostly my own fault) and feel like the walking wounded. Life can be so disappointing. One minute you think you have something really special going on and it can all turn out to be smoke and mirrors.
Damn, I sound really bitter donít I? Well, I won't allow myself to wallow *too* long.
Anyway, here are some pictures from campus from the first snow dump. At least I have the snow. The snow always makes me feel better. Iíve been going cross country skiing at night after dark when the world is quiet and gives off a peaceful glow. And who among us couldnít use some peaceful glow from time to time?
My tracker in the empty snowy parking lot on campus.
Giant evergreens overloaded with snow.
Student sleeping in my favorite reading nook at the library.
A photo I took out the window of the coffee shop in front of the library.