Have you ever had to make a quick decision that could alter your life, with little time to make it? Well I had one of those moments last night. I am not going to go into what that decision was I just wanted to state that last night was the time I made it. I guess I want to see it in print so later, should I fail to carry it out, I can see that it was made at some point.
Looks like I am going to be spending New Years Eve alone. I am not overly disappointed about it at all actually. I am kind of happy that I can relax and not worry about getting home and worrying about the many drunk drivers that are going to be on the road. Not only will there be the regular drunk drivers, but there will be the ones that only drink for special occasions. In my eyes, it will be a blood bath out there.
Now I know I over exaggerate about drinking and driving, but I can’t understand what goes on in the heads of those that choose to get behind the wheel when they are stumbling around on foot. I mean how friggin hard is it to call a cab or hoof it home. I know that if I am deciding to go and drink outside of my home and I am driving myself there I always think about how I will get home or if I can stay until I am sober. It makes no sense to me why this is even an issue anymore. Shit, are we not aware of the possibilities. I know it has been thrown down my throat since before I could even drive.
Personally I have had friends and friends of friends die from drinking or drug related accidents. In high school alone there were seven deaths and three in one year. And I knew all these people personally. Just after the first one, I made the decision that I would never be in that position and have carried it out to where there have been many times that I would sit at a party or whatever and drink a coke so I could get myself and my friends home safely. Each time as I drove I was hoping that any car I passed that the person behind the wheel had made the same decision I had.
I understand that many who are addicted to alcohol are not using the best judgment in the first place, but come on there is no reason to make your car a deadly weapon. I saw this billboard here around town in a few places. It has a large picture of a man in is late twenties to early thirties and the caption reads something like this, “So and So had 15 DUI arrests and killing So and So was her 16th. I want to ask, why the fuck was she even out of jail in the first place. How many arrests does a person have to have before they are convicted? Oh I guess they have to hurt or kill someone in order to keep them behind bars for any real amount of time.
I want you to know that the decision I had to make last night is not related to this discussion that I am having now and honestly I don’t know why I chose to write about this. I can only say that when I sit down to write my blogs, I really have no idea where it is going to turn, just that I write and I don’t think, I just type away and you all get to see where my mind heads to.
Today’s picture is one of my favorite pictures as far as New Years pictures go.
With that I am going to say Have a Save and Happy New Year. TTFN