Last night after Gentlemen Prefer Blondes I got in my car and drove up the West Side Highway to head home to Boston. Fate had other plans, and I became the tail end of a three-car-pileup. I was fine, but my car was not. I had to call 911 to come push me off the highway, and then get AAA to tow the car to an auto shop. I booked another night in a hotel (thanks, AAA, for covering these expenses too!) and tried to calm myself down/wait out the Five Hour Energy I had consumed in anticipation of the long-trip home.
Now my car is in the hands of some random auto mechanic in the Bronx (and the good people at Ameriprise Insurance) and I’m on an Acela train back to Boston. One additional wrinkle: I had only packed clothes for one night, so this morning I took the opportunity to buy some comfortable new underwear and a cute new shirt (pictured) in a mix of necessity and retail therapy.