My good friend, Cody Wellons wound up as part of a duo that made it to the regional finals of the Colgate Country Showdown. Cody doesn’t really play country music… but he totally shreds on guitar, so last night we went to support him and catch the other 19 finalists.rnThere were some good acts, and some not-so good acts. Cody played acoustic for Richard Harris… who’s dream is to become a country star. Unfortunately, this time around, they didn’t advance to the finals in Nashville… but they definitely gave it hell.Afterwards, we were all standing out in the parking lot of the theatre. There were 10 of us hanging out, talking right behind Cody’s Fit. All of a sudden, I hear Jerry screaming “LOOK OUT, LOOK OUT!!”… I turn my body slightly, only to see a blur of brake lights amidst a frenzy of panic. There was a Chevy Impala hurling towards us in reverse. Everything happened so fast, that I don’t fully remember what happened… but instinct-mode kicked in, and I somehow jumped up as the car hit me. When the car finally hit Cody’s Fit, it sent me flying off into his car with my (good) shoulder. An elderly woman had somehow slipped her foot from the brake to the gas, and basically floored it into all of us. She knocked just about all of us back and down like bowling pins. Had the Fit not been there to stop her… we would have all been run overSeriously.Had I not jumped when I did… I would have been sandwichedYou can see the speed in which she was going. Cody’s car was parked straight… and she hit it so hard she pushed it sidewaysSeveral police, firetrucks, and EMT’s showed up after some delay, and the woman was citedLucky for everyone… nobody was seriously hurt. Cuts, scrapes and bruises seem to be on everyone’s injury menu… if they had injuries at all. I woke up with a sore shoulder & back. Even my jaw felt sore. It’s funny how I fall off a skateboard that is inches off the ground, and I wreck my life… but then I get hit by a car, and I’m fine. I can’t even stress how lucky we all were. This ordeal could have turned out MUCH much worse.
Somehow this is supposed to workDissasembled… and cleanedUnfortunately… it doesn’t.So rad
While I was moving I found my old 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System. Michael found his in the moving process as well. Finding all my old NES games has rekindled some of my obsession with what is now referred to as “retro-gaming”. Despite how old that makes me feel… I do think a lot of the game artwork and advertising surrounding video games from that era is fascinating. I suppose the “futuristic” aspect of these gaming systems didn’t do well with age.Regardless… I can’t get enough of it. Perhaps since I grew up with it… I can relate to that future-appeal.rn