HeroesToday as I was driving to work, I had to stop at a green light because the car in front of me was stalled, or so I thought. As I was trying to get around and wondering why this car's hazards weren't on, I saw a man jump out of a van sitting two lanes away and run over to the car. I could hear him asking the driver questions, and then I heard him say, "Sir, I think you're having a seizure!"
I could immediately feel myself freaking out, but somehow I managed to put my car in park and call 911 to give them our location. I watched the man find a way to get into the locked car to try and help the seizuring man. By the time I was off the phone the man was finished with his seizure and was frantic to leave. He drove off with his door open as the man helping tried to get him to wait.
I called 911 again to let them know the new situation, and the woman made a comment, "He probably doesn't want to have his license taken away." I really thought about that, and it made me extremely upset to think that someone would be so selfish as to risk others' lives just because he wants to have a license...what if he hadn't been stopped when the seizure started? I don't care if you think you can control your seizures, you never know when one won't go according to your "plan."
Although we may not have accomplished anything by trying to help out, I couldn't help reflecting on the one man's quick jump into action. There are few people like him out there now, due to some ridiculous "By-Stander Effect". I think I was lucky enough to meet a true hero today.
PerspectiveI've been down recently due to the end of my running career. It has seemed so surreal, but at times I think I've been a little too depressed about it. It was a great chapter of my life, and I wouldn't trade it for the world, but all good things do have to come to an end.
I'm really getting a lesson in perspective this week. It's hit kinda hard, but I think God is trying to kick me in the butt and say, "Get over it! Way worse things can happen." And I've seen way worse things...I feel so helpless and like a total jerk for ever complaining about never racing again. Last week a former teammate's brother passed away in a car accident. This morning, a close friend's father committed suicide.
Hunger Games:( I will be avoiding Facebook like the plague until I get to see Hunger Games!! I was sorta invited to go tonight at midnight, but it was a friend inviting me to go with her friend and her friend's friends (the friend's friends had the extra ticket). So needless to say, it didn't really work out due to timing/I didn't know anyone I'd be going with (plus-the girl I was talking with about it didn't really seem like she wanted me to go).
OH WELL. I am probably going to force my sister to go with me this weekend, even though she hasn't read the book yet. I really wanna go sooooooon :( :( :(
Contest OverThis Music Video Contest has been really fun to follow- can't wait to see the results :)
If I had to pick my top three (not including Nick's :p), I would go with:
3rd- coren79 with his live action version of Donut the Musical. I still think it was the best live action version of that song!
2nd- Captain_1337 for her 2D animation of On Your Knees. This was such an awesome idea! And personally I think her version was much better/visually appealing than the 3D one.
1st- J4joker101 had the most creative idea yet! I was extremely impressed with how this cut-out picture animation flowed together and although it may have been a bit rough, with more time I think it would have looked a lot smoother.
I really hope these three get honorably mentioned at the least! Way to go, you guys :)
ImpressedI just have to say- I am very impressed with the Rooster Teeth community as a whole.
I have been stalking the music video contest entries, and for the most part all the comments I have seen are extremely positive or helpful. I hardly see a negative comment or bashing of any sort, anywhere! I am really proud to be a part of such an awesome community :) Keep it up, everybody!!!