Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Adding injury to insult...

I walked into a tree tonight. And I was walking BRISKLY.

Voila:

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I look like someone whacked me with a big stick. Now to come up with a variety of amusing explanations to keep from having to admit how FUCKING STUPID I am...

21 comments:

Ambulance Driver said...

Now if I were there, I'd do something paramedical and tend to your boo boo or something.

That looks like it smarts!

Zelda said...

Oh no! That's one funny story, though. If it helps, I walked into a fire extinguisher once and had a huge, garish, rainbow colored lump on my forehead for weeks.

Jay G said...

Ouch! That looks painful...

Don't be too hard on yourself, Christina. I took a good chunk of skin off my head because I was trying to shave in a hurry.

Yes, I scalped myself...

Hope it heals quickly!

dick said...

I ran into a goal post when I was a kid, so don't feel too bad.
Goober!

Squeaky Wheel said...

Yeowch! That looks like it stings a tad.

I broke my nose for the second time when I ran into a floor-to-ceiling glass window at my first college. RAN into it. lulz.

Luckily, no one saw me. And I was able to turn it into a funny caricature of a story. I'll bet you can do the same. Lots of pantomiming and laughing...because yeah, it's totally funny when we do something like that...after the fact.

Here's to fast healing from clutziness!

Christina LMT said...

I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!

AD, you'd tend to it after you finished laughing... ;) (I'm joking, I know you'd take care of me, then walk around a corner and fall down laughing as soon as you were out of sight!) I washed the scrapes thoroughly with soap, then put Mupirocin ointment on them. Did I do right? Plus I used cold packs afterward, because the place on my forehead where I bounced off the tree is pretty swollen. *sigh*

Zelda, I was going to ask how the heck you managed that, then re-read your comment...I thought you said you walked into a fire HYDRANT. Now THAT would have taken some klutzical talent! Thanks for sharing your story.

Jay, it only hurts when I laugh. :D
Sorry about your noggin, now you have to be extra careful shaving around that spot, you hear?

Dick, the operative phrase in your comment is "when I was a kid". Goober back atcha! I did lots of clumsy, klutzy things when I was a kid, but I've forgiven myself most of them. This is only the second time I've been such a goober as an adult, though. At least no one was watching, I hope.

Squeaky, luckily (?), I was looking over my shoulder at my dogs, so the side of my face and head took the impact. I can only imagine how much it hurts to break one's nose, you have all my sympathies. And I'm happy for your sake that no one saw you run into the window! Yeah, I've already been trying to come up with a funny recounting of the story. I just went to the 7-11 for some coffee, and I could already see the speculation on people's faces. I felt like making excuses for a non-existent boyfriend! (my face looks much worse today, but it doesn't hurt as much).

I hope I do heal fast, Squeaky...I have a friend visiting next week, don't want to look all battered!

Edward said...

Twinkle-toes.

Christina LMT said...

Yeah, I'm SO incredibly graceful. NOT!

Buck said...

Explanation: You were mugged. And you DON'T want to talk about it... coz it's just too painful and traumatic and stuff.

Sorta true, no? I mean... trees CAN be vicious. Just ask any skier. Or present company. :D

Christina LMT said...

I was mugged by this shady character at the park...100% TRUE! LOL!

Anonymous said...

That looks really painful, but on the up side, it looks like you have a great complexion.

Christina LMT said...

Oh, well THANKS, Anonymous! :)

salamandertales said...

Awww shit Chris!

Christina LMT said...

I know, Sal. :D

Sparrow said...

I tripped in my driveway two weeks ago and acquired some interesting bloody wounds and crashed my glasses. Something about scabs on your face that invite attention...

But I'm all better now, as I hope you will be soon!

Zelda said...

The fire extinguisher was no easy feat, believe me. It took some high-grade klutz.

Christina LMT said...

Sparrow...OUCH! I'm glad you're all better now. And yes, having scabbed-over spots on one's face is quite awkward, especially if one works with the public!

Zelda...did anyone see you perform this feat? OW.

SCI-FI said...

"Now to come up with a variety of amusing explanations to keep from having to admit how FUCKING STUPID I am..."
^^^^
Misery loves company: ask me how I sublexed my shoulder and pulled my rotator cuff, so I can tell you how I rescued 7 children from a burning orphanage... which of course is a big fat lie.

:O !

Christina LMT said...

D'oh! Now that sounds like the prelude to an amusing story, SCI-FI, albeit a painful one...;)

Thanks for stopping by!

William E Miller said...

Just tell folks that one of your clients tried to rip you off, but you GOT your money! Oh yeah! *chuckle*

- pupista! (barking mad on the right)

Christina LMT said...

William, thanks for stopping by!
Oh, I *like* the way you think, my friend...EVIL!