Monday, April 29, 2013

And Then I Fell Down


It was great weather this weekend, so I went for a walk on Saturday.



And then out of nowhere, the stupid evil sidewalk jumped up and tripped me and I fell.





I skinned both my hands and knees pretty badly. I got up and powerwalked back to my apartment.



You guys, skinning your hands and knees HURTS. No wonder kids are always crying. Seriously.


I texted Boyfriend:





Luckily Boyfriend soon arrived with bandaids.


He patched me up as much as he could.


And I spent the rest of the night moaning about my injuries.


20 comments:

  1. Skinning your hands and knees sucks. Hopefully, though, you've learned your lesson and will never go outside again.

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  2. Oh my gosh, I know!! I did this years ago while out jogging. Apparently it helps to lift my feet when uneven sidewalk sections lift up to trip me. It was awful! Had to limp/walk/straggle my way back to my apartment, blood running down my legs, trying not to cry my eyes out. Of course the first thing I thought too, when I realized I was no longer vertical, "Did anyone see this?" Ha ha. I still have the scars to prove it!

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  3. Going outside is always a bad idea.

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  4. Have you considered suing the city for unsafe sidewalk conditions? You'll never have to run again -- that kind of settlement could win you Segway money!

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  5. Ow. One time, I went to get a pedicure, and then I was wearing those crappy fake flip-flops they give you when you're too stupid to bring your own, and I tripped on a step and stubbed my toe and ruined my brand new pedicure. It was the saddest day ever, and it hurt a lot. So I understand.

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  6. I fell last summer thanks to my dang dog. And I agree! It hurts!! And he didn't care one bit, just wanted to continue on the walk. I think I need to work on getting a boyfriend, cause this dog sucks in the caring and compassino department. Your Boyfriend is wonderful, running right over with the bandaids and all :) Wonder how long you can milk this?

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  7. Awwwwww! You should have made boyfriend come give you a piggyback ride all the way back.

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  8. Water? WATER?? Oh, Gia. You must have been delirious from all of the pain.

    WINE is the correct answer!

    And I thought about talking a walk this weekend, but then I came to my senses. It's much safer on my couch.

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  9. It *is* painful!! When I was a kid I always had bandaids on my knees because I was always falling down. When I was in university I slipped and fell on the ice and skinned my hands and knees, ripped my overalls (shut up, it was the 90s) and had to go home. I hope you took a sick day to recover today. You can't be expected to type with bandaids on your hands.

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  10. I swear, if I don't look down at the cracks in the sidewalk, I always end up doing this!

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  11. I used to judge kids who would cry and whine when they skinned their knees. After having two serious falls last summer, I don't make fun of them anymore. I have permanent scars from when the sidewalks attacked.

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  12. No hydrogen peroxide. It can cause soft tissue damage. Cleanse gently with soap and water to make sure there's no gravel or dirt in the scrapes. Then put a bandage over them. If possible, take off the bandage at night and you'll probably heal faster. For serious wounds, like a dog bite that breaks the skin, get a tetanus shot if you haven't had one in the past ten years.

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  13. Sidewalks are EVIL... and the whole stigmata thing?

    You win the Internet this week.

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    1. That was unintentional!! I skinned both palms and knees!

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  14. Owwie! Not fun.

    I had a friend who once tripped over a tiny crack, or maybe over nothing at all, and broke both of her wrists... spent a few months in two big casts! She said the worst part was having to answer when everyone who saw her asked what happened, expecting tales of some big, exciting accident. "No," she'd say, "I just fell down while walking." I would have lied.

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    1. oh dear! That is embarrassing! I would have definitely lied too!

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  15. Skinning knees and palms hurt :( Apparently it's because of all the nerve endings in the hands, or some science-y crap like that. Hope you're all healed!

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  16. Falling is so much worse when your older. I mean kids are at least close to the ground. It can't hurt THAT bad. Adults, much taller = more room to fall.

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