31.10.11

A Halloween True Tale

A few years ago, I dressed up as Professor Trelawney for Halloween.  My friend was throwing a Harry Potter themed party and everyone was dressed to the nines as their favorite character.  One person had an amaaaazing Golden Snitch costume.  Winner.
In the middle of the party, my bestie decided she wanted to go home so we drove home and she let me drive her car back to the party.  We were only about a 15-20 min walk from the party but I just wanted to get back there quickly and I was fine to drive because I hadn't been drinking.
Well, as I was making a left turn into a side street to find parking, a car came from behind me around a corner at a really fast speed and crashed into the drivers side door... it was my first car crash and I can't even tell you how awful I felt since it was my best friend's car.  I didn't get hurt but the poor old car did.
As I look back on it now, I am sure it must have been pretty funny for the cops who came to the crash to see me acting so frazzled in such a silly costume.  I held character, albeit unintentionally, very well.  I was so jittery and freaked out in the moment, but at least now I can look back on it and kind of giggle at the fact that the situation must have seemed kind of hilarious when the other driver got out of their car and saw me in costume, looking like a deer/Trelawney in the headlights. 

All that being said, I hope you have a wonderful Halloween!  Be safe, and have fun.  And rather than driving to and from your destination tonight, try taking a cab or a bus just to be safe.  The streets are spooky scary on Halloween!

12 comments:

Ella Masters said...

oh no that sounds awful i know how it feels this happened to me a few years ago minus being dressed as a character from harry potter. Great to remind people to stay safe at halloween xx

Ruzu said...

it is funny and sad story, but I am glad that both of you are ok :D Happy halloween.

Arielle said...

What a fun themed party. I would have dressed up as Luna. Glad the crash wasn't bad!


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Chelsey - The Paper Mama said...

I'm glad you were ok. Accidents are scary! You be safe.

Marisa said...

I'm sure you made an excellent Trelawney and I'm glad you came out of that car accident unscathed. I would have been a mess too if it was my friends car I had been driving.

Jodi Ann said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry that happened. I bet you made the cop's night though...in costume and all! haha!

Kacie @ A Collection of Passions said...

Ha! I bet you did look pretty silly. I'm sure they see a lot of odd things on Halloween! Have fun!

Kacie

Joy said...

OMG at least you were OK! Happy Halloween!

Gae said...

Glad you were saved, even if the car was not. Pray for our neighbor, Greg, whose motorcycle was hit head on tonight, Halloween, on Grove Street in Nevada City.

Caitlin said...

Oh my, so scary! Glad you're okay. At least the scary experience helped you get into character? Professor Trelawny is kind of jumpy and freaked out all the time? :)

Hi I'm Liz! said...

What a stressful event to happen to you on Halloween! I bet the cops were just glad it wasn't more serious. I'm sure Halloween is a bad night for accidents.

I would love to see a picture of you as Trelawny!

staringdownthesun said...

no pictures?