Friday, September 13, 2013

The Curious Incident of....

No. That's not quite right. 

Let me try again.

The Idiotic Incident of...
Oh, yes... I like alliteration,  but, it still isn't quite right.

The Stupid, Dumb, Idiotic, Imbecilic, Moronic, Dopey, Dizzy
Thing That Dreaming Did on Friday

There, that seems to fit the crime!

So, the day began as most days have this week.
It was raining.
I did all my morning things.
I even had my coffee...
so that can't be used as an excuse.
I headed to the Rec Center for Pickleball.

How normal and routine.

I helped set up two nets, 
and walked around the curtain to see if folks
needed help on the other side.


I was on the floor, pickleball paddle in hand.
I went down
You see, the Rec Center has just opened their
facility for pickleball after redoing the floors.
They are shiny and beautiful.
But, our sneakers stick... just a bit.
And, as I walked around the corner
my foot moved forward to take a step, 
but the sole of my sneaker sorta stayed where it was.
Then a scientific principle called
took over. 
That is... an object in motion tends to stay in motion
unless acted upon by an equal and opposite force.
Well, since the foot stuck,
the body kept going.
I was holding the paddle in both hands for some reason
and I went down on my knees,
then on my elbows,
and then performed a very ungraceful face plant 
on that new shiny floor.
Uh oh.
I was bleeding.
A wonderful friend went and got some paper towels.
I protected that shiny floor...
not a drop of blood was shed on it. 
Then we inspected the damage.
Uh oh.
It wasn't just a little cut.
It was, in fact, two cuts;
one above and one below my eye.
My eye glasses evidently slammed into my face
and they did a number.

This is me. Just a few hours following the fall,
and after a fairly quick trip to the Doctor's office 
for 6 (or is that 7?) stitches.
(I am so glad I didn't go to the ER....
I might still be there if I had!)
I look a bit more gruesome now as more swelling 
has set in - despite applying cold compresses most of the day.

Mr. Dreamy has posted a disclaimer on Facebook
to let folks know he was 5 miles away from me
when this happened.

Well, I need to come up with a better story...
the truth is just too 
Stupid, Dumb, Idiotic, Imbecilic, Moronic, Dopey, and Dizzy!


  1. Oh no, good thing you weren't running the damage could have been worse:(

  2. Bummer. Looks like 7. Doc did a good job.

  3. annd you just did this walking. on a flat surface... LOLOLOLOL...

    But the best thing is, you are probably still one of the most prettiest paddleball abuse survivors ever!!!

    (((hugs to get better soon!!)))

  4. How could you know that the floor was going to grab your foot?

  5. Poor you! I'm sure that really hurt. I hope that the pain and swelling are lessening! I have a talent for face plants, so you have my complete sympathy! Stay dry!

  6. My heavens! You really took a huge and hard and bad fall. And you are SMILING!


  7. The truth and your alternate truth were equally entertaining.

    Heal quickly.

  8. OUCH!! Man that doesn't look nice. Boy you can really share some stories with this one though :)

  9. That looks painful...but you are still smiling!

  10. Ouch! Glad it wasn't any worse. I bet Mr Dreamy got some funny looks.


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