Posts tagged christopher alain hamer
It turns out there is nothing worse than that gut wrenching feeling you get as you look up into your rear view mirror to see a car hurtling towards yours with very little apparent braking. You have about a second to react.
But that’s not enough. Moments later a crash and general mayhem as the van slams into your vehicle. Then a moment of calm.
A short moment. Followed by - in my case - shaking. Lots of shaking. Turns out that this kinda thing really shakes you up. I pulled over, for a second thinking that the van driver was not - thankfully he was, and we got out and inspected damage. My car was - considering the apparent force of the impact relatively ok. My rear bumper had evidently been re shaped slightly but nothing too major. A series of deep scratches and I’d say a block of about 4 inches by 2 inches had been pressed back into the body. My boot lid was ok as was the side of my vehicle. The van driver - who had only rented the vehicle 2 hours previous to the incident was not so lucky.
The front of his vehicle seemed badly dented. I felt a bit worried for him but it is his own damn fault. You shouldn’t ‘turn off’ whilst driving. Always pay attention. These things could easily happen to anyone! I am glad I feel relatively ok. Shaken up yes - it was a big impact, but no apparent injuries. I am thanking my lucky stars I bought this car a month ago. God help me if I’d been in my old Peugeot 106. I cannot imagine walking away as easily in that car!
So it is with the insurance companies now. I just want my bumper repaired and my car back ASAP. I don’t care for anything else. Just put my lovely car back into as new condition as it was this morning when I left for work! It sucks that some silly person who wasn’t concentrating should damage a car that was perfect.
Still at least I am ok.
Well sorry about the last two day, I was busy enjoying an adrenaline fuelled roller-coaster ride.
My dissertation has been handed in [Yes, it feels about as good as you can imagine] and I now find myself in a state of recovery. The last few weeks have definitely been taxing - in more than one way, however it wasn’t all bad.
I am really proud of the actual paper, it read really nicely, and I think I managed to cover everything I wanted to. I posed the question ‘The impact of Twitter on media: does this herald a new form of journalism?’ I won’t give away my findings - I am not actually sure as to whether I am allowed to, but suffice to say it was a really interesting topic to investigate, and I enjoyed it immensely.
I hope to put it online once all the marking has been finished just incase it is of interest to anyone.
Other than my dissertation, the last 36 hours have been filled with alcohol and sleep - amongst other things, so that has been fun.
I now very much look forward to entering to ‘real’ world of having a job and working.
The prospect fills me with joy for many reasons, for one I get to make some money - always a good thing, doing some more travelling, meeting a new set of people as well as a thousand other reasons :).
Of course I also love the fact that for once nothing is set in stone.
There are very few parameters on this hunt (although I do have particular industry’s I am interested in working in) and therefore I have no idea what will be in store for me.
Abroad? Staying in London? All wonderful questions I look forward to getting an answer to.
So there you have it, free as a bird and damn well looking forward to the next challenge.