Thursday, November 22, 2007

The Cold Hard Facts Of Life--



I wrote a story about having a bit of bad luck whereby a beam had fallen from a high place and conked me in the head. As evidence of the truthfulness of that particular tale, I awoke the day after Thanksgiving to find one of our dogs in the trash.

My first and most unlucky of reactions was to grab the dog by the scruff of the neck and toss her quite a distance from the trash pile she was wading in.

The trouble was, I had been outside peeing in thirty degree temperatures.

A proper warm up to dog tossing had not occured.

The neck vertabrae that was injured in the falling of the beam accident took the opportunity to reassert itself, and now here I sit, staring at my own feet, wearing a make-shift twisted towel as a brace, hiding heat packets beneath my collar, and feeling old...

I did manage to get some pages written on my NANOWRIMO challenge, though I am far from the maddening crowd who is keeping up with the proper pace.

I have posted it up to date here-- NANOWRIMO PIECE

7 comments:

Mushy said...

Dog tossing is not yet an Olympic sport - but when it comes, a warm up will be required.

It'll take a little more time than it used to get over...so enjoy the down time by blogging.

Jeannie said...

YOU were outside peeing?

Sweetie gave me a wonderful recipe which helped my sore neck.

Fill a tube sock (or any suitable long sock) with rice. Tie the end. Nuke for a couple minutes.

Works well with traction.

Hope you're better soon - I really do know exactly how you feel.

Flat Coke and Flies said...

you peed outside? how Davy Crockett of you!!

Hope your neck feels better soon...I actually thought you had a fashion scarf around your neck until I read your post.

I think the dog was just hungry. Give him some slack...

Billy said...

I'll pee outside when it's warm, but otherwise, all I have to say is: George Costanza (if you're a Seinfeld fan).

kario said...

Hate the neck injury! Especially when there isn't a spectacular story behind it (although peeing in freezing weather and dog-tossing isn't bad). I once threw my neck out simply by bending over at the waist to brush my hair upside-down and then flipping it back upright again. Now that's an embarrassing thing to have to explain to someone.

Hope you feel better soon.

anne said...

My sons grew up "in the country" with acres and acres of land at their doorstep. Naturally, they peed outdoors. I had to teach them that it was NOT ok to pee in the fenced-in backyards of their friends when we went on playdates. They're 18 and 21 now.... the older one lives in NYC. Hopefully he's not peeing outdoors!

PS. I enjoy your blog!

singleton said...

Ohhhhhh....
Wishing you well....
And wishing the dog a guardian angel!