Wednesday, January 2, 2013
New Year, New Dress, New Battle Scar
______Happy 2013! How did I start the New Year, you ask? By getting the stitches taken out of my chin. You might be thinking, "What?! What stitches, you crazy girl?"
______The stitches from the fight I was in where I beat up some punk who thought it would be funny to steal my toaster strudel.
______...Kidding. I don't like toaster strudels.
______But I'm not kidding about stitches. The last post I made would have pictured me with my stitches, but those pictures were prepared before my little accident. Here's the scoop: I was riding my bike one morning about a week ago, as I do, and for whatever reason, I rode straight into a parked car (during the 2.83 mile mark, to be exact), hit my head on the rear windshield, hit my chin, hit some other body parts, and toppled down to the pavement while feeling a lot like television static.
______I sat there in kind of a daze for a while, looking around a bit, hoping maybe someone would pity me and come out to see if I was okay, but it was 35 degrees and Alabama people just don't come outside when it's 35 degrees. I glanced down and saw that there was blood all over my mom's zebra scarf which I decided to use instead of my own that day (sorry, mom).
______To be honest, the accident only made my already freezing bike ride more frustrating and I simply wanted to continue on--I couldn't really feel anything but a headache so why bother checking, right?--but I didn't even know where the blood was coming from, so I grudgingly walked my bike back home. Once there, my mom made it known that my chin was split open, when I was thinking that maybe it was a nosebleed or something... Strange, how there was no pain.
______So to the doctor's we went, and I got 7 magical stitches after waiting for half an hour in a room full of obnoxious sick people. Thankfully, my stitches aren't really visible straight on since the split is kind of below my chin. I got kind of lucky with the placement of them. I then asked the doctor when I would be able to ride my bike again.
______"Oh, heck, you could go at it later this afternoon," he replied matter-of-factly. My mother looked horrified.
______However, upon arriving home, I discovered I wouldn't be going on a bike ride later that afternoon--my super lovely brother was kind enough to take my bike to get fixed while I was getting stitches, only to find out it was completely totalled. Front fork out of place. Tire spokes bent. Gears shot. Sacrificed to the bike gods, basically.
______I am getting a new bike, though. A Sirrus Sport hybrid in gleaming white. My dad was ever so kind as to make the purchase himself, and right after Christmas at that. I got lucky with a lot of things, even though what happened was quite unlucky. I'm just very thankful that I have such a supportive and loving family!
______And my resolutions?
______Don't ride into parked cars. Read some books that aren't related to school. Stop biting my nails. Purge negative people from my life and Tumblr. Buy more high-quality pieces like this lovely velvet burnout dress that will last me longer opposed to those that will fall apart within a year or two. I spent $110 on this dress, which is absolutely crazy, but I'm absolutely crazy in love with it. I think the purchase of that Guess coat has opened my eyes to how much nicer the quality and fit of clothing becomes and how much sturdier the material gets as the price increases. This realization could be a good or bag thing. We'll see!
Dress: Minkpink (via Urban Outfitters)
Heels: Jeffrey Campbell (I'm wearing all the fancy things today)
Necklace: Charming Charlie
Earrings: via Etsy