Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Book Giveaway Winners (via Vlog!), and my 94 cents.

You know you've been anxiously awaiting the return of me... via vlog. And I've got it here for you. Press play to see if YOU won a free book.



And then I have to just say it because I'm kind of sick of hearing about it. So, we all know Ryan Dunn died earlier this week in a pretty horrific car accident. It's sad and when I first heard I was bummed. And then to see the wreckage photos it's like, man alive- I can't image what that would have been like in the last seconds of life. But as more details come out, I'm kind of feeling good riddance. Which is TERRIBLE to say. I know it. I have absolutely no respect for people who are going to get behind the wheel after having drinking a good part of the night and deciding to take not only their life in their hands, but everyone elses too. I have no respect for them. It's one thing that he killed himself in an act that is completely stupid and completely preventable, but the fact he's destroyed another family is reprehensible. I'm sorry, it is.

Today I see he has lots of other traffic violations including a previous DUI. Really? I know that taking a person's license away isn't going to prevent them from getting behind the wheel of a car but there has to be a better way to prevent reckless driving by drunks.

Is it really that hard to call a cab? To call a friend? Do you not know anybody who's sober that could come get you? And maybe that's a sign you should get your life together if you have no sober friends. Or if you can't afford a cab. And what gives you the right to make the decision that it's OK to put everyone else at risk for your good time? I wonder if his loss would still be mourned if he killed a family on their way home from vacation instead of another drunken friend?

AND... if you want a Dear Sara post this week- send me your questions! sarastrand9438(at)hotmail.com

8 comments:

AmberLaShell said...

congrats to the winners! It is always good to win stuff!

Sara, I am starting a sort of an ask amber type thing, only it's for adult questions and I gave you a little shout out in my post today!

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Dana Leigh said...

Yay for me! Thank you!

Nikolett said...

Aww yay, I'm still awesome as a loser! I was so excited to basically read your life in novel format so I think I'm going to put it on hold at the library ('cause I'm cheap like that, yo). P.S. I really like your ghetto-ass bucket, you could maybe bedazzle it though, or put a dinosaur sticker on it :D

I'm going to think me up some Dear Sara questions now!

____j said...

YAY!

Cherie said...

Hey! I just found your blog and I have to say, I like your sense of humor. :)

I agree with you on the Ryan Dunn thing. He probably figured he wasn't *too* drunk to drive, when in reality anyone who drinks should not drive. But since alcohol twists our perceptions, we often think things are fine when they definitely are not. Lame.

http://glass-refractions.blogspot.com

Veronica Marcetti Dimick said...

Yay for me, too!

Oh, and my daughter watched the vlog with me, and she LOVED your voice. She chose you over Sesame Street -- that's never been done!

Ang said...

congrats to the winners (and losers)...

I despise people who drink and drive. I could go on and on and on... but I'll just leave it at that. fucking retards.

prettylittlereckless said...

I think because he's well known, people are shocked (I was) and sad that he's gone. If this were just some regular unknown guy, people would be more angry. It's sad either way, but driving 130-140mph while twice over the legal limit? Is just beyond stupid. Granted, it could've been so much worse (like you said- killed a family) but it's still stupid. Unfortunately I don't think this will teach anyone any lessons because he was part of the Jackass stuff and people will brush it off and say they're not that stupid to do that.