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Subject:Jayzus keerist
Time:01:17 pm
Photo_061808_001.jpgI had a motorcycle accident on the way to work today, about a block from my house. This time it was actually at speed. I turned the corner from 3rd Street onto Jackson, and just as I was finishing the turn someone pulled out of a parallel parking space right in front of me. I narrowly avoided hitting him, but in the process of doing so went sliding down the street.

I immediately jumped up and flagged the car down; he stopped.

There were witnesses. Between the witnesses and the guy who pulled out, the bike was righted and moved to the side of the road. I got a witness phone number and exchanged information with him. He felt really horrible about it.

I'm mostly OK. My left knee is scraped up (through pants, and the pants are OK.) I have a bruise on my left hand from where I hit the ground. I have a tiny headache, and I'm a little bit sore. I do know that my head hit the pavement and slid a little bit, and the marks on the helmet back this up. It's all on the face shield, too-- thank god for full-face helmets. I suspect I'll be sore later.

The bike? I probably could have ridden it home, except that the shifter and left footpeg are broken off. There's a pretty decent amount of plastic damage on the left side, and I'm sure it will all be covered by insurance. I'll take better pictures when Steven comes this afternoon to tow it to the shop.
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rmd
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Time:2008-06-18 08:41 pm (UTC)
"dress for the fall, not the ride"

i am pleased you are essentially uninjured.
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prock
Subject:Peeve's for the peevish
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Time:2008-06-18 08:43 pm (UTC)
I figure since you're always posting about your pet peeves, I thought I'd share one with you. For whatever reason, everytime you post an image, you choose awful layout every time. It seems that you're using align=left for some strange reason. I have to admit I've giggled more than once when you've peeved about how poorly a photo was taken when the layout is even more ghastly:

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prock
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Time:2008-06-18 09:12 pm (UTC)
Nope.
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prock
Link:(Link)
Time:2008-06-18 09:43 pm (UTC)
Nope. Browser size isn't the issue. And while the style does have something to do with it, the general use of align=left is a pretty bad way to format text and graphics. Tables and CSS are the more reliable alternatives.
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slamonella
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Time:2008-06-19 12:23 am (UTC)
It's you. It looks perfectly fine here.
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prock
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Time:2008-06-19 12:58 am (UTC)
Care to wager money on that?
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slamonella
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Time:2008-06-19 05:15 am (UTC)
You want to bet me that it looks perfectly fine here. Are you off your meds or something?
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prock
Link:(Link)
Time:2008-06-19 07:56 am (UTC)
Nope.
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jcdill
Subject:Can I get some of this action?
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Time:2008-06-19 05:10 pm (UTC)
It looks fine in Thunderbird (RSS reader) and Firefox.
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prock
Subject:Re: Can I get some of this action?
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Time:2008-06-19 05:56 pm (UTC)
Whenever you're ready to lay down the terms.
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barts185
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Time:2008-06-18 09:44 pm (UTC)
When I'm looking at my friend's page, it looks the same as prock posted. When I go into the link, it looks fine.

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whipartist
Subject:Re: Peeve's for the peevish
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Time:2008-06-18 10:03 pm (UTC)
Trying to do my own CSS inside of the LJ style system isn't something that I'm going to be able to pull off very well. I actually did the align left intentionally, so that I would wind up with the image on the left and the text flowed around it on the right. It looks like the style that you're using is a little bit too broken to handle it well.
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prock
Subject:Re: Peeve's for the peevish
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Time:2008-06-18 10:35 pm (UTC)
Trying to do my own CSS inside of the LJ style system isn't something that I'm going to be able to pull off very well.

Right, which is why tables are probably more appropriate.

I actually did the align left intentionally, so that I would wind up with the image on the left and the text flowed around it on the right.

Right, you're trying to format something within a formatted area, where you don't know what other formatting will be done. But you aren't giving the renderer any information on how much space should be reserved for your content, thus your content looks crappy.

It looks like the style that you're using is a little bit too broken to handle it well.

Actually, it's your poor formatting that's the problem. Aparently, you're the only one who uses anachronistic formatting tags from the 90s.
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prock
Subject:Re: Peeve's for the peevish
Link:(Link)
Time:2008-06-18 10:40 pm (UTC)
Yeah, looking at documentation, not only is align anachronistic, it's also deprecated.
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songmonk
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Time:2008-06-18 09:09 pm (UTC)
Sucky ass. Glad you're mostly all right.
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elfs
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Time:2008-06-18 09:11 pm (UTC)
Good grief! Glad to hear you're relatively uninjured.
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rhiannonstone
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Time:2008-06-18 09:37 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you're OK!

And, y'know, I'm not generally very superstitious, but have you considered maybe avoiding motorized vehicles for awhile? ;)
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barts185
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Time:2008-06-18 09:42 pm (UTC)
Glad that you are mostly okay - hopefully that turns into fully okay shortly.
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whipartist
Link:(Link)
Time:2008-06-18 11:00 pm (UTC)
I'm actually voting for stress headache. It's really extremely minor, and I don't have any of the other symptoms.
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whitebird
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Time:2008-06-18 11:43 pm (UTC)
Stop. Having. Accidents.

Thank you.

(Glad things are virtually okay, though.)
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grey_evil_twin
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Time:2008-06-19 12:47 am (UTC)
Hmmm. I shall see if the blessing for safe riding I received from the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence is shareable over the internet. I'm pretty sure it is. I mean, the Spirit of the Holy Dingo is strong and handy like that.

Poor you and poor bike! Get both better soon.
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loser_variable
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Time:2008-06-19 12:51 am (UTC)
Hope you feel better. Nice ride there.
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wordweaverlynn
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Time:2008-06-19 01:46 am (UTC)
Ouch. I'm glad you wear a full-face helmet -- I was shocked to see many people back east riding in t-shirts and no helmet at all. Are they hoping to be maimed or killed?

Heal soon, and watch out for idiot drivers.
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loser_variable
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Time:2008-06-19 02:05 am (UTC)
Killed. It saves money all around. Instead of a couple hundred K of med care, all they have to do is hose off the interstate.
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sabyl
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Time:2008-06-19 12:32 pm (UTC)
OMG!!! I am so glad you weren't hurt more than that but ouch!! Scary stuff.
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allknight
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Time:2008-06-19 04:03 pm (UTC)
Damn Patti you have had two too many scrapes on your bke lately. I am real happy to hear that you are ok!
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hlmt
Link:(Link)
Time:2008-06-19 07:27 pm (UTC)
Ah, shit. Sorry, didn't read far back enough when I posted my first comment asking about the bike--I'm really glad you're not any worse!
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silveredboy
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Time:2008-06-19 09:18 pm (UTC)
OK, Patti. You have had your fair share of accidents when on that bike. You're only required to have one, ya know. (Going by the axiom that there are two types of riders, those who have fallen and those who are going to fall.) You're completely blowing my polyanna viewpoint that I've fallen once, so I'm done. So stop it, K? LOL

I am also horrified at athe riders, particularly scooter riders here in Austin, that ride in shorts, t-shirts, and flip flops. Gah! There are going to be some very scarred and maimed people walking around in a few years. Have you ever seen someone who slid on their back with no jacket? I have. They used a wire brush to try and get the gravel out from under his skin. From the looks of it, it didn't help much. And ya know... I've tried to use helmets that are not full face, but I hate getting smacked in the face with bugs. It really hurts. Not to mention that my Rx glasses don't do much to keep the wind out of my eyes. So even in 108 degree weather, i'll be in a jacket and helmet.

I'm really glad you're ok. Boy... that's one gorgeous bike! :)Yummy!
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silveredboy
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Time:2008-06-19 09:27 pm (UTC)
Just went and viewed your pictures. Damn... that's quite a scrape on your helmet. Might I suggest that you see a chiropractor sometime soon? The tiny headache could mean some bigger problems and a lot of pain in your near future.
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xb95
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Time:2008-06-21 12:43 am (UTC)
Glad you're mostly okay. Of course, it figures that you go down the week I get a bike. Janine is constantly worried, heh.

Poor Booh!

Does your insurance go up when things like this happen?
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