Helmets!!

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Good evening.  Surprised to see me again?  Well, Meghann and I had to rush out of Tampa and drive back to Orlando a few hours before the Britney Spears concert began.  Meghann’s sister Kelly was hit by a car while she was riding her bicycle, but luckily she was wearing a helmet.  The driver ran a red light and clipped her.  Thus far, her prognosis looks OK.

 

Let’s back up a little….

 

Before all this went down, Meghann and I met Jenna and Derek at Royal Thai… Jenna knows my weakness for Thai food!  The decor in this place was pretty bangin’!

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What is it with me and murals??? This one was particularly awesome as it had elephants and village scenese.

 

Jenna swore the portions were normal-sized at this restaurant, so I ordered my favorite indulgent dish — Pad Thai!

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It was a VERY good Pad Thai.  I enjoy Pad Thai the most when there are loads of little things in every bite — chewy rice noodles, scallions, peanuts, chicken, bean sprouts.  This was excellent.

 

That’s about when Meghann got one of the world’s worse phone calls.  We immediately paid our bill and packed up to leave — attending the concert was totally out of the question.  Let’s prioritize!  A family emergency always trumps a concert.

 

Before we left, I walked up to two girls in their mid-twenties who were gossiping at a table in the corner.  I asked them if they wanted our tickets and explained what happened.  The one girl kept repeating, "Are you serious?? This is awesome!"  I’m glad our tickets didn’t go to waste… I hope they enjoy the show! šŸ™

 

So, then we rushed home to Orlando, Meghann met up with Kelly’s boyfriend, and together they drove to the hospital.

 

This is your friendly reminder to ALWAYS wear your helmet, even for short rides.   Helmets rock!

 

Please keep Kelly and Meghann in your thoughts and prayers tonight.

 

(I may snack on an orange later….)

 

Goodnight!

{ 38 comments }

 

  • inmytummy March 8, 2009, 5:32 pm

    Oh no! I hope she is okay. Was she hurt?

  • VeggieGirl March 8, 2009, 5:33 pm

    Lovely meet-up and eats; and yes, Meghann and her family (especially her sister) are DEFINITELY in my prayers.

  • Brandi March 8, 2009, 5:34 pm

    thanks for the update!

    I’m happy it seems like Kelly is okay so far!

    Sorry you missed your concert!

  • Sarah W. March 8, 2009, 5:42 pm

    oh no!!! I hope Meghann's sister is oK šŸ™ sorry you had to miss Brit but family def trumps concert!!! <3 you are a sweetie

  • Becca March 8, 2009, 5:42 pm

    I’m glad Meghann’s sister is doing ok thus far.

  • greendogwine March 8, 2009, 5:46 pm

    You’re an amazing friend, Meghann is very lucky to have you in her life! Thank GOD Kelly had her helmet on! Their whole family is in my thoughts and prayers!

  • Julie March 8, 2009, 5:47 pm

    Oh my gosh, I’m so glad her sister is okay. You are a true friend to Meghann, you guys are lucky to have each other.

  • elise March 8, 2009, 5:49 pm

    oh my gosh, im so sorry, sending prayers out now!

  • Joy March 8, 2009, 6:14 pm

    yikes. i saw the news on jennas blog too.. definitely in my prayers. and i just wanted to say that is completely awesome that you gave your tickets to those girls.. my heart smiled when i read that šŸ™‚ they must have felt incredible.

  • teacherwoman March 8, 2009, 6:20 pm

    Helmets are so important. I hope Meghann’s sister is okay.

  • Aimee March 8, 2009, 6:24 pm

    You are a wonderful friend, I know how much seeing Brit meant to you, so helping out Meghann was very special.

  • Nicole March 8, 2009, 6:31 pm

    Oh my gosh, thank goodness she was wearing a helmet! I will keep her in my thoughts <3

  • Nancy March 8, 2009, 6:31 pm

    Caitlin are things looking okay for Meghann’s sister- is she awake and communicating with everyone, was she the one who called Meghann? I was reading her blog the other day and they seem so close, I pray she and her family are all okay. You are a great friend!

  • Matt March 8, 2009, 6:36 pm

    I hope she’s ok!

    This reminds me of when I was hit by a car riding my bike at the beginning of last semester. Scared the hell out of me!

  • Amelia (AC/DC: Highways to Health) March 8, 2009, 6:37 pm

    Thanks for the info on Meghann’s sister. I just read Jenna’s post about it. Sending good vibes her way…

    I’m so sorry you missed your concert, but that was sweet to give away the tickets. I’m sure you made that girl’s day.

  • Caitlin March 8, 2009, 6:40 pm

    That Thai restaurant looks yummy!

    How generous of you to give up your tickets.

    Meghann and her family will definitely be in my prayers. I hope her sister is alright.

  • just me March 8, 2009, 6:42 pm

    i’ve been hit on my bike too and thank goodness I was wearing my helmet or there would have been some serious damage.

    texted meghann to see if kelly was alright…def keeping them in my thoughts tonight!

  • kilax March 8, 2009, 6:52 pm

    Oh my gosh! Poor Meghann! I am glad to hear her sister is okay so far. She must have been totally freaked out šŸ™

  • balanceisbest March 8, 2009, 7:06 pm

    They are all in my prayers! Geeze I still can’t believe it….so scary.

    You are an incredible friend!

    Kaneil,balanceisbest

  • Kailey (SnackFace) March 8, 2009, 7:09 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about Meghann’s sister, and on a less serious note, the concert. That was so sweet of you to give the tickets away! I hope the remainder of your night is restful!

  • Fancy March 8, 2009, 7:20 pm

    I think it’s so cool that you gave your tickets to those girls—you easily just could have thrown them away. I wish you could come to Chicago in April and see Britney with my 2 friends and I!!!

    You are such a good friend…Meghann is very lucky to have you šŸ™‚

  • eatingbender March 8, 2009, 7:36 pm

    Oh no. I am glad to hear that her prognosis is ok so far. I am definitely keeping Kelly and Meghann in my thoughts and prayers.

    I’m sure you made those two girl’s nights when you gave them your tickets. You are a true friend, Caitlin!

  • livelovelaugheatlearn March 8, 2009, 8:07 pm

    This is so sad, but a good warning for the rest of us (as cyclists and drivers!!!!)

    Sorry you missed Britney!

  • HangryPants March 8, 2009, 8:38 pm

    Thanks for telling us about Kelly. I hope she’s okay and am so happy she was wearing her helmet. It’s such a small thing that we can forget.

    Anyway, it was so kind of you to give up your tickets. I hope you’ll be able to see your lady love in concert at some point.

  • Mica March 8, 2009, 8:40 pm

    After seeing all the yummy Thai food on your blog, I got some tonight after my run. It was delicious!

    I hope Meghann’s sister is okay. Thank you for the update.

    …And I bet you made those girls’ day, so props for making the best of a scary, unfortunate situation!

  • Runeatrepeat March 8, 2009, 8:44 pm

    Oh no. I hope she is okay, keep us posted.

  • Kelly March 8, 2009, 8:44 pm

    Oh my goodness! Glad she had her helmet on!

    That Pad Thai looks very yum. šŸ™‚

  • BOBBI McCORMICK March 8, 2009, 9:15 pm

    Thanks for the update, praying for the two of them!

  • prettygreengirl.com March 8, 2009, 10:34 pm

    Oh wow – all our thoughts are definitely with them. That is SO scary! I hope she is ok!

    That was so sweet of you to give the concert tickets away. If you want to come out to CA in April when she is playing I’ll totally go with you. šŸ˜‰

  • ChickPea March 8, 2009, 10:41 pm

    Oh no! I am so sorry to hear about the emergency. At least you had a good meal together, and I am sure you made those girls’ day!

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy) March 8, 2009, 11:05 pm

    I’m so sorry you missed the concert. Not even that awesome mural can cheer me up (okay, maybe just a little). I’ve got to go leave a comment for Meghann. You are a great friend and hopefully you’ll still get a date with Brit Brit in the near future.

  • Run Saraah March 8, 2009, 11:52 pm

    Thoughts and prayers for Meghann and her family…it’s too bad you had to miss the concert though!

  • Erin aka puppy lover March 8, 2009, 11:58 pm

    Caitlin
    I am so sorry you missed your show and i am very sorry about the accident. You are such a good friend and your kindness will come back to you ten fold! You Rock Caitlin..I will remember everyone tonight in my prayers. You are such a loyal friend.And like you caitlin, Brit aint quittin any time soon, so just be ready for her next bigger and better show!!! You are the best!!!!!

  • Leah March 9, 2009, 12:07 am

    Oh wow, I do hope Kelly is ok!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point March 9, 2009, 4:07 am

    thanks girls. you all are so sweet. i would love to take up some of you on your concert offers… LOL

  • Carolina John March 9, 2009, 6:33 am

    That is so incredibly selfless! I wish there were more people out there like you.

    and i’m glad kelly ended up being ok.

  • Adventures in Newlywed March 9, 2009, 7:12 am

    So scary – please keep us updated on how she is! My husband is an avid cyclist, and I’m constantly in a state of worry and paranoia that he will get into an accident. Thank goodness Kelly had her helmet on!

  • Rebecca March 9, 2009, 5:34 pm

    That pad thai looks so delicious. I will remember Meghann and family in my thoughts and prayers.

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