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Scott Francis Baker


July 28th, 2001

Ow... I banged my head! That really hurt! Hey... who are you? @ 01:38 am

Just got home from themabbi's 21st birthday party. It was a surprise party, pretty interesting what they had to go through to keep it a surprise too. Excellent party overall, had a lot of fun. It was pretty low-key, but all the people there were really cool (even Anil!). I didn't know anyone there except Ben and Anil, but the rest of his friends were pretty cool. The best present he got for his birthday was a UofO t-shirt (he's going to OSU) and some orange and black spraypaint for it. Pretty creative I thought.

Highlights of the night included watching Ben try and smoke his cigar, Ben's little brother capturing a bee with some surgical scissors, wonderful pictures of a young Ben naked in the bathtub (which will be used for blackmail later), switching between T&A (Coyote Ugly) and Fast Cars (Gone in 60 seconds), meeting lots of cool people, and many a snide comment by Anil.

We discussed briefly our roadtrip, which appears to be back on despite the trade-in of our planned vehicle. So that's quite good, I'm stoked about that. So now I'm home and about ready to crash.

On the way home though, I was following Ben and Anil to 217 (they were going into downtown) and I turned onto some onramp and ended up spinng 270 degrees around on the wet pavement. At the time I kinda thought it was cool because it was so slow and I wasn't worried about hitting anything. Odd that I spun out at all seeing as I wasn't going very fast at all. But upon further reflection the rest of the way home I'm pretty freaked out. I got really lucky something a lot worse didn't happen. I think that's just someone's way of saying slow down a little. So I will...

Anyway... off to bed.
 
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From:anilnaik
Date:July 28th, 2001 03:41 am (UTC)

You mentioned me 3 times by name so I'm obligated to comment...

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Heh. Good times. I'm glad you made it, especially after all the drama put into making it happen. ;-)

Ben and I were worried bout ya there on the 217 ramp--glad ya cleared it out.

(snide comments nothin' ;-P )

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From:muerte
Date:July 28th, 2001 12:58 pm (UTC)

Re: You mentioned me 3 times by name so I'm obligated to comment...

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I'm glad I came... I was a little worried since I wouldn't know anyone but it was a hell of a party.

That 217 ramp was a little hairy, freaked me out. I got lucky.
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From:blackice
Date:July 28th, 2001 10:17 am (UTC)
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Maybe you should check to make sure your tires still have tread ;) Prolly time to rotate them if you haven't in awhile.
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From:muerte
Date:July 28th, 2001 12:58 pm (UTC)
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My back spun out, my front was fine. I checked it today and I have plenty of tread on them. At least another 10k miles on them. Pretty weird!
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From:themabbi
Date:July 29th, 2001 05:19 pm (UTC)
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Not all that weird. Wet road + dry tires + sharp turn = weeeeeee!
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From:muerte
Date:July 29th, 2001 06:59 pm (UTC)
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Weeee... yes that's what I was saying.
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From:themabbi
Date:July 29th, 2001 08:26 pm (UTC)
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I'm sure it was...

Actually, we were pretty relieved to see you following behind us, it looked for a second like you were headed right into the barrier. Glad you made it out unscathed.
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From:anilnaik
Date:July 30th, 2001 12:30 am (UTC)
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I could have sworn there was another car right behind Scott too... ;-/ My main worry was that other car would hit Scott's.
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From:muerte
Date:July 30th, 2001 08:18 am (UTC)
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I got lucky! There was a car behind me, but they were paying attention (and going slower than I was) and avoided catastrophe.
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From:muerte
Date:July 30th, 2001 08:17 am (UTC)
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Ya I was pretty happy to NOT end up in the ditch... little things like that tend to make my day.

Scott Francis Baker