Can we all live through the night please?

I really wanted to end the year on a positive note, but life is what it is.

I live in a highrise condo building on a major street in Los Angeles. I have a beautiful view of the city.

After putting in a less than intense 3 hour day today at work, I came home, and did what any guy who is me would do upon leaving work 6 hours early…settle in for a nap.

That was less than 30 minutes ago, and after less than 5 minutes of solitude, the sound of screeching followed by a loud bang was heard. It happens two to four times a year right in front of my building.

No, the screeching was not my ex, and the bang was not her right hook. That could be later tonight, and I am fine with that.

Another car crash. Another call to 911. Sirens, police, firefighters and EMTs. People taken to the hospital, hopefully just as a precaution. Traffic brought to a standstill.

So let me please beg everybody in America to drive safely tonight!

Do not drink and drive. Do not race down the road at top speed.

If you have a guest that you do not want sleeping over, call them a cab. Then after calling them one, call for one to come and pick them up.

I am not going to be afraid to venture out tonight, but I also do not want to be playing Russian roulette.

Drink responsibly, drive carefully, and get home alive.

This is not about you. It is about me.

I don’t want to die. I have Bowl games to watch on Tuesday, I have to be at work on Wednesday, Thursday is the Iowa Caucus, and Friday I am going to a party where republican Jewish brunettes may be attending. The week after is my birthday.

Don’t screw it up for me.

Is it really too much too ask? Can we all live through the night please?

Careful on the road people. We cannot make the world a better place if we are gone. Challenges await many of us on January 1st, 2008, and getting home safely should not be one of them.

Off to take a nap…again.

Stay safe everybody. Have a safe…and sane…New Year.

eric

7 Responses to “Can we all live through the night please?”

  1. micky2 says:

    Unless I start drinking again and jump a flight to L.A. you’ll have less to worry about.
    Besides that. Everytime I got drunk in Ca. I usally ended up in Santa Monica or Venice.
    Its one reason I quit drinking. Got tired of thinking I woke up in S.F.

  2. laree says:

    Happy New Year Eric,

    If you click on my name and go to myspace page and
    If you look in my friends section, my neice Erica is 2nd row she is living in LA right now, she is an actress, she is home visiting her folks right now. Although beautiful, she isn’t brunnett or jewish. Sorry I so would have been like a Jewish Mother and fixed you up SMILE.

  3. Jersey McJones says:

    I’m surprised I lived this long. My New Years resolution is to quit the hard booze forever. Wish me luck, guys.

    JMJ

  4. Jersey McJones says:

    Thanks Micky. I hope you have a great year, man. Give ’em (and me) hell! 😉

    JMJ

  5. chris naron says:

    This is kind of like when us fundamentalist Christians spend all our time bashing homosexuals while ignoring the head deacon who’s on his third marriage and having an affair with the church secretary. Yeah, drunk drivers are godless sinners who need to be admonished within an inch of their lives, but what about the stupid people who can’t drive even when sober?

    If you know a stupid person who can’t leave their radio, cell phone or portabella mushroom burger alone long enough to put their hand on the wheel, call them a cab. That would be worth the look on their face.

  6. Blessed New Year everyone! We spent last night at home with a home made margarita – bliss.

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