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24th-Apr-2007 07:04 pm - New plastic hairpiece!
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This is a black plastic hairpeice all bits attatched to a handmade net to make a buncover.

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Soooo... I accidently let my insurance lapse briefly and had my licence plate revoked for a month. I had been riding into work with Terry but using my moms van on Monday and Tuesdays nights (Terrys nights off) to give him a break.
Monday night I drove into work and would have been on time if not for getting caught in traffic just behind an accident. I was in traffic for about 20 minutes and when it finally cleared up and I passed through, I noticed a white van or SUV that had run off the road and was clear on the other side of the ditch in the woods. Thats all I saw really because I try not to be a rubber-necker while driving because in situations like that I dont know if there are still emergency workers standing around and would rather be on the look-out for them than what happened. Vehicles are deadly weapons after all....
When I drove my moms van into work I have to be back home by 5 till 8 so that my mom can take my little brother to school (he never rides a bus). I am supposed to get out of work at 7 but that rarely happens and though it only takes me about 35 minutes to get to work at night, it takes be closer to an hour to get home due to morning traffic. So I made it a point to make sure I left work right at 7 as I had done last week on Monday and Tuesday. I even decided to not swing by the bank to deposit my paycheck.
So Tuesday morning, Im heading south on Highway 13 (yeah, I know, unlucky number right?)(aka Whaleyville Blvd) trucking right along minding my own business when I notice something isnt right in front of me. There was a tractor-trailer (18wheeler, big rig whatever) in the other lane with a decent amount of traffic behind it as if it was going kind of slow. Then I noticed something coming out from underneith of the tractor-trailer and it was heading right for me. It was the fucking fuel tank! So a fucking fuel tank comes sliding into my lane and straight for me. There wasnt anything I could do to avoid it and I hit it head on. I think I managed to slow down enough but the tail end of the van still bounced and probably came off the ground because the right back end was off of the road and I ended up facing somewhat sideways. Once I came to a complete stop I noticed that there was what I thought was smoke coming from the front of the van and all I could think was that it was going to blow. I managed to put the van in park and grabbed my bag and got the hell away from it incase it did catch fire. I promptly called mom and told her I wasnt going to make it home anytime soon.
I lucked out because there where many witnesses and one of them was a Suffolk police officer who was a few car lengths behide the truck. The truck stopped pretty much immidiatly. I couldnt get ahold of Terry and had to call his mom to pick me up due to the fact that my dads truck was having trouble. Debbie and I went to the tow-truck place where the van was and waited for my mom and aunt to get there. Turns out that the smoke I saw was actually the radiator fluid leaking onto the hot engine from when it busted on impact.
Stupid facts and shit that left me thinking: The tractor-trailor was carrying pigs. The fuel tank was full. Had I been driving my car the tank might have rolled up the car and ended up in the windsheid. Had the tank come loose a second or two later and I not had the time to brake, there could have been a big fire. Hazmat had to clean up the spill and the whole road was blocked off from the time the accident happened (7:15) at least until we left for home (11:40). My mom said that when she went back into town today they had dug all of the dirt out of the ditch and only one lane was open. It was supposivly 250 gallons of spilled diesel fuel. The van was completly covered in fuel; even the back windsheild had it on it. Turns out that there was a school bus two vehicles behind me so if that tank had held on a little longer, fell off and hit the bus or when under it and sparked only god knows what could have happened. My mom wrote on Devient Art and a few people mentioned "guardian angels" and upon telling them that I am pagan on guy wrote back to her saying, "So glad to hear your daughter is fine, I'd thank the friendly little anti-exploding projectile faeries for that one."


Virginian Pilot newspaper website article:
http://content.hamptonroads.com/story.cfm?story=120247&ran=179522

News Channel 13:
http://www.wvec.com/news/suffolk/index.html

News Channel 3:
http://www.wtkr.com/Global/story.asp?s=6147911


I didnt think to take pictures at the scene but did take pictures at the tow place. I wish I had pictures of the tank in the ditch and of the position of the van.
This is the truck. You can see where the fuel tank was and where the other one still is on the other side:
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Here is the van:
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And here you can see the haze on the windsheild which is the fuel:
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Basicly, Im still wierded out because I could be in a burn unit right now. A few people have argued that diesel fuel doesnt catch fire that easily but my aunts brother in law died from a diesel fuel fire. He was driving a tractor-trailer and a metal beam from the back of a truck in front of him fell off and went under his truck and punctured his fuel tank. The beam also caused a flat tire, he lost control, ran into the wall on the highway, burst into flames, burnt up and died.

My back and shoulder are sore and am left thinking why this kind of thing happened to me and why it was not worse....
7th-Jan-2007 12:13 am - Need some opinions...
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Ok so Im working on some different types of bracer/armpieces and was wondering what seems more appealing to everyone... For the ones that I dont use snaps I am useing grommets/eyelets and am having them lace up. But the question is should I have it lace up so that you tie it near the hand or near the forarm? Or should I have it lace up and then cinch tight with a drawstring stopper? My fiance thinks that the drawstring stopper would look silly...

And so this isnt a text only post, here is the piece in question:

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5th-Dec-2006 01:17 pm - Born with a broken heart...
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Ugg... Soooo my heart is acting up again.... Here is what led up to it... I have been feeling so tired and it seems that since I left that second job at the piercing parlor (in January I think) I havnt been able to catch up on my sleep. I have missed so much time at work through feeling like shit and calling out and being late because I just cant get up or wake up. Im always tired. On my nights off I still cant seem to catch up on sleep. I try to sleep in but dont get more than three or so more hours of sleep than I normally do. I had to be withdrawn from nursing school because I missed to much time (ooooo a whole three days out and three tardies make an absence..what the fuck ever...) and I wasnt even making bad grades in the class, I kept up with my work.

So for a long time now I have been feeling generally cruddy for no reason. I would come up with any reason I can to call out periodically (which had become about once every two weeks on average) just so I could stay home and rest. I know Im not lazy because I would make an excuse because I felt bad for calling out and I rarely had a reason other that just feeling shitty.

Now the past week or so has seemed to be a snowball effect. I noticed that some days I just cant get going at work. I want to sit down a rest for a few minutes quite a lot especially after moving around to much; even just walking sometimes. Youd be surprised how comfortable the floor can be to sit or lay on when you feel weak. My limbs feel real heavy and throb a lot. Taking a shower makes me weak more and more now a days. I have found that I feel better if I only sleep for a few hours at a time several times a day.

But these past few days I have been having a dull ache in my chest and I feel like I my breathing is a bit labored like I cant fully fill my lungs. All of that, the weakness, the throbbing limbs, the tiredness, the dull ache in my chest and the occational lightheadedness has come and gone throughout the past few weeks now looking back on it. Its just all been consistant and hasnt gone away these past few days. After sitting still at the computer I can get up (not very fast) and take a few steps across the room and I feel exhausted. I get lightheaded if I stretch or stand up from stooping down. i have also noticed a LOT of palpitations. It seems my heart flutters every time I move and especially when I lie down. Something just isnt right...

I know I have an issue with my one valve in my heart and fear that it is acting up and causeing me these problems. Im not worried about the hole that was patched because I (and the doctors) am confident that that problem was solved but there wasnt much that could be done about the leaky valve.

I had to go in to see my general physician today to get a referal to a cardiologist anyways (this appointment had been set a week ago before things got worse). I am supposed to see a cardiologist every year but I havent seen one since 2002. I explained every thing that was going on to the nurse today and she pulled out the EKG machine which surpised me to a degree. But when the doctor came in to see me she said that an irregularity in my heart beat/rhythm did show up on the EKG print out. So im not crazy and paranoid after all. I do have something going on. This proves that you should listen to your body it can tell you amazing things but you have to be level headed too. This same thing happened when I knew something wasnt right before and figured that I had better get my heart looked at since I had a murmur anyways... next thing you know Im having open heart surgery at the ripe old age of 17 and I was the one who put the gears in motion because I knew something wasnt right. I got myself looked at and what do you know? It wasnt a coincidence that I had the same symptoms that were listed on the internet for someone with a heart condition....

So now I sit back and wait. I take it easy until the 11th when I go see the cardiologist and we will see what happens from there. Right now I just take care of myself and hope the symptoms dont put me in the emergency room. Yet, I still wonder what will happen. Will I go under the saw again? I dont know what will happen. But you can bet that if I do, Ill have it video taped this time....
3rd-Dec-2006 11:13 pm - Cyber/Industrial Bag...
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I just finished a (I think) really kick-ass cyber/industrial bag. Actually its a fanny pack... That makes it sound really nerdy but I'll let you be the judge.

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Ah Haaa!!!! Got this wednesday:


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And a horrible shit picture of me half asleep with my hair and eyes all fucked up:

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Here is a cute stuffed monkey I just made for my coworker... Crap, I keep saying monkey but the title of the pattern is "Charlie Chimp" and he doesnt have a tale... Anywho, here he is...

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3rd-Nov-2006 09:03 am - Designer outfit....
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Soooooo.... I'm lazy and stuff cause I designed this cool oufit and didnt make it in time for Halloween. But I thought that I would share the design. I'm withholding the info on the material it will be made out of until I finish it because it will be more of a suprise that way. It will also keep it unique untill I get actual pictures of me in it. Let me know what you think so far!

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14th-Oct-2006 01:57 pm - Caution Coaster...
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Hi there, I thought that I would share my latest creation. Its a plastic woven drink coaster in yellow and black and its about 5 inches by 5 inches. It is held together by the woven yellow strap and stainless steel links. Its warped, unfortunatly, so its curved up at the corners. Tell me what you think!

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