Monday, January 28, 2008

Adventures in Dating

I went on yet another date! I guess that's no surprise to those of you who actually read my posts. I know a lot of people just look at the pictures. I've been known to do that too. Some of the things people write about are boring or just way to freaky for me to read. My friend Debbie and I always joke about the "two tampons blog lady". We still say "EWWW!" whenever we recall that story. "EWWW!" Anyhow, I met this guy at a local place downtown that's kinda quaint and cute. Our waitress seemed in a real hurry to get us outta there, so we decided to go for ice cream at another place instead of having our desert where we weren't feeling so welcome. This is where the interesting part happened... We were driving along a two lane road that really should be much bigger considering the traffic. Anyhow, as we were chatting my entire SUV was showered in debris as a huge crash and gust blew us to the side. Firefighter Laura switched on, and I whipped the car around. I told him to jump into the driver's seat, and I took off running down the road. It was a three car pile up. Apparently car number one wanted to make a sudden turn into his drive way while the teenager in her mom's minivan was driving a little too close slammed into him, and thus causing car number three to hit the van. As I'm trained to do, I first made contact with each person to make sure I knew what sort of incident I had on my hands. Car number three was the first one I came to. She was okay, so I told her to sit still, turn off her engine, and call 911. Next was the minivan with the teenager. She was shaken quite a bit. Her airbags had deployed, and she was sitting way too close. I took a quick look at her eyes and wrists and told her to just breathe and turn off the engine. The first car in the line up was an old pick up and just a few feet from smashing into a pole. It was an older man. He looked like he had hit the steering wheel with his face. His son had come running up from their house followed by his hysterical wife, so I asked the son to take her back inside and gather his medications and insurance to take with them to the hospital. (You've got to find something distracting for hysterical people to get them under control.) It wasn't long before EMS arrived, but the cars were starting to leak all sorts of things, and the van was filling with smoke. I had no choice but to get the girl out of there with or without a c-collar and backboard. The guy in the truck was pinned in quite a bit though, so I had to pry his passenger door open to get in and talk to him after finding his glasses that had flown off his face under the passenger seat. Sometimes people just need those little things to be comforted when they've experienced something like that. They certainly don't need more stress. Anyhow, that's how my date went! Do you have any funky dating stories???

14 comments:

Estivalia said...

i'm sorry about the accident (and I hope no one got hurt a lot) but you look darling! <3 and, ohmygosh, is that snow? cool! I guess your date must have been very impressed :D

My dates with Claudio were kinda dorky. Since he worked selling collectible card games I learnt how to play them with some friends and went to the store he worked to "play" for hours (he was allowed to, because it promoted the game, lol). Now my cards are collecting dust in a drawer! :D

Juliann said...

WOW! My dates were never quite that exciting! had a few bad dates...one was a blinde date and he was just a jackass, he actually burped while drinking and made burp bubbles in his coke through his straw!!! I escaped through the kitchen the cooks laughed like crazy!!!

So will you be having another date with this guy? He must have been quite impressed with your quick action!

Rachel Hope said...

WOW...Crazy story, great you were there to help all those folks out!

I have strange stories, but nothing worthy of this! :)

Good Luck in your dating ;)

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

Leave it to you....you are a HERO...both at work....and when you are "playing"!!....How'd the REST of the night go??

Alexandra said...

No, I have to say none of my dates were ever that exciting Laura! Good for you though for helping out - you probably impressed the heck out of your date! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Melanie Welch said...

Nope, no funky date stories here either! Unless you count the time I went out with some guy and he had so many vanilla scented airfresheners in his truck that I thought was going to choke! AND he refused to drive over 55mph even on the freeway in California!! What a dork!

Leslie Miller said...

Now that's a funky date! I'd like to hear how the rest of it went. Has he called you again? I hope everyone was okay. Talk about being yourself on a date! BTW, you look so cute in your picture!

mochamama said...

oh my word I felt as though I was reading a suspence novel. I have no story at all to match that one but I really want to know, did he ask you out again????

Anonymous said...

Laura,

Those people were so blessed that you were there. Sounds like you kept every one calm and safe. Do you know how everyone is doing?
Your date must have been impressed, if not dump him, JUST KIDDING!!!!!! I am glad you are still dating, you are going to fine MR. RIGHT yet. Just don't settle for Mr. right now if he's not the one.
Real snow WOW!!!! I love the picture you little cutie you.
I like reading your and Debbie's blogs.
Date stories,OOOOH YAAAH! Maybe another time.

Take care my friend,
Marceline

Sandy said...

Holy COW! You are a hero wherever you are, aren't you! I sure hope this guy was suitably impressed and takes you out somewhere FABBBY to make up for the funky date! :)

Stephanie Earls said...

I love that date story! Maybe the second date will include some "fire". Good Luck but save yourself for my son, James. K

andreah07 said...

Hey Laura!! I found the link to your blog on facebook....very cool stuff!!!!

Michelle said...

Laura,

Well.. HOOAH and Air Assault girl!!! My DH is active Army. We were @ Campbell for 8 years (the kids and I anyway) and still have MANY friends there. You symbolize all that is FABULOUS about those that serve this nation. Good for you, lucky for us.

Misc. Muse said...

I found your site through Debbie's. Your adventures sound like my dd, she is an EMT, I enjoying hearing her stories. I am definitely sending her your site. And I thank-you for your service. I am an Air Force Vet. 72-76 keep a journal I wish I had! Oh and look up http://www.merlinelovelace.com I found a book by her at a resale- she was my commander when I was stationed in Florida- another life time ago. I recently interviewed her for a blog I contribute to: http://pinkfuzzyslipperwriters.blogspot.com/
you have to space down a bit- it was last month. I put you in fav blogs!