My name is Bean and this is my blog. Hence the name. If you have comments or questions, just leave them in the comments area.
NDE = Near Death Experience
I was driving on a two-lane, one-way street in downtown New Albany shortly after I got my license. The road split in two to go around a monument or something, so I was kinda racing the people in the other lanes. A block or two after the merge, I notice a truck in the other lane slowing down to a stop and smiled, knowing I was still in my own lane and would not be affected by his strange stopping manuver. As I zipped past the truck (which was now at a complete stop), I heard something and felt a bump in the road. I looked in my rearview mirror to see what I had run over, but all I could see was train. I had run over the tracks right in front of a fucking train. It must have been really close, because I looked back pretty much right after the bump, and that train was already there looking right back at me.
I think someone was with me in the vehicle, and based on the timeframe, it was probably either Big Willis or JCTMH. Either of you remember this?
foo (June 01, 2006 at 05:27:52 PM):
was this on market?
you would think they would have a blinky light and a guard thing.
if i was big willis or JCTMH i would have smacked your mouth.
bean (June 01, 2006 at 05:47:24 PM):
Yeah... market sounds right. Right there before vincennes. I don't remember if there was a rail or not, and if there were lights, I didn't see em!
Slap mah 'fro!
corbin (June 02, 2006 at 08:51:37 AM):
jebus dood, that's crazy
Tara (June 02, 2006 at 09:06:32 AM):
Very glad you did not die, Cousin Bean.
Brad (June 02, 2006 at 09:15:18 AM):
I was in the car with you, and I just told that story to someone the other day. I didn't think you would remember it.
K.Ho (June 02, 2006 at 09:17:36 AM):
Perhaps Future Bean intervened on your behalf.
bean (June 02, 2006 at 09:31:16 AM):
fbean to teh rescueJ! or was it fbrad?
Brad (June 02, 2006 at 11:23:52 AM):
It was fJohn Titor driving the train, he slowed it a half mile an hour
celeb (June 02, 2006 at 03:26:49 PM):
maybe that's your purpose in life, bean. to push the proverbial button, Widmore spared your life.
bean (June 05, 2006 at 01:18:45 PM):
PS - just drove this exact path at lunch today. It is Market St. and there is no RxR gate... just a light.