While driving home from work this afternoon, humming right along to Maurizio's M-Series CD and a bit too aggressively accelerated on a patch of what turned out to be black ice which sent my pickup careening down the highway sideways at 55 mph. After the first few instants of panic, I basically let go of the wheel.
There were a few moments of total and complete loss of control, a strange kind of bliss.
After a slide of probably a hundred yards or so my truck was violently embedded into a ditch filled deep with mud due to the winter thaw slowly making its way into the heart of America's Midwest.
Guess if you're gonna end up in a ditch it's not a bad way to go.
No oncoming traffic, no injuries, only a $50 tow charge (which Chico the driver said I could mail in), no ticket (the officer actually gave me a choice) and a driveable truck (more or less...).
Could've been much worse so consider this a celebration of good beats!