Squirl's Nest

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

The klutz strikes again!

I went out today to lunch to meet a friend of mine. We used to work together but now she's retired. She drives the 20+ miles to come to the city where I work and we meet at Pizza Hut. We try to this about once a month. It's fun to eat pizza and catch up with each other.

Well, today I was too busy looking in the window to see if she was there, sitting in our usual booth. Just as I did that my body must've moved with my head. I stepped half on the sidewalk and half on the wood chips that were lower by an inch or so.

The difference in height was just enough. My right ankle twisted to the right but I ended up down on my left knee before I ended up completely on my left side. I've been babying that knee for the last couple of weeks, too.

So, not only did it hurt, I was seen. Still thinking I had my dignity as I walked to the booth my friend asked if I was okay. Yup, she saw me go down. Dignity was now bruised, too.

Of course, I've been a klutz all of my life so my dignity will probably be the first to heal. And if I can make anyone laugh with me over this then I'm sure it will heal all the faster.


Blogger Belinda said...

you poor thing, dont worry about it to much though it happens to the best of us. and its better that our mates see us when we fall then people who will be crule about the entire ordeal

Wed Apr 26, 12:58:00 PM  
Blogger hellokittn said...

Welp, gravity couldn't have happened to a better person ;).

I don't think that came out right... I know what I mean. You're cool, no wonder the earth is so attracted to you.

Alright... I'm a dork. Sudafed+Vicodin = MORON

I hope you heal up quick!!!

Wed Apr 26, 01:07:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Ouch. :(

word verification: icbfm

I see Bucky family mangled.

Wed Apr 26, 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Amber said...

LOL, don't worry, I've had much WORSE klutz stories.

Like the time that I was opening the mail and somehow managed to slice my eye.

Or the time that I opened the diaper package to get a diaper for Jonah and somehow cut my finger REALLY bad. (This happened this morning.)

Or the time that I stood up really quick while I was underneath a cabinet and nearly knocked myself out.


You poor thing, though. I hope it feels better soon. And at least the people who saw you are people you will never see again/are your friends so it's not so embarrassing. I hope.



mmm whiff

I have no idea. (???)

Hope you heal fast. :-D

Wed Apr 26, 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Amber said...

ooh wait, funny word ver:


At first, I thought of giggling, but it is like a giggily-jag

Giggity-gah, giggily-jag, giggity, giggity, giggity, let's have sex. It's Quagmire!


Wed Apr 26, 02:23:00 PM  
Blogger SoozieQ said...

I'm so sorry Squirl.....again, really sorry.

But I was totally laughing as I imagined you falling.

I am sick. I know it. I can't help it.

AGAIN, I'm so sorry Squirl

Wed Apr 26, 04:16:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Belinda hello! I know everyone does it, but it's still embarrassing when you're the one klutzing.

Chia, thanks, sweetie. I'll take that as a compliment. And you're not a moron. Hope you're feeling better.

Mr B, you know my family well, don't you? It's the way of our people.

Amber, oh OUCH! Why do we do these things to ourselves? Thanks!

Um, giggly jag, sex and quagmire. okay

Soozie, I want people to laugh. Like I said, if you laugh along with me my dignity will heal faster. Laughter's the best medicine, right???

Wed Apr 26, 05:20:00 PM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

I do that all the time in my front yard. We have skunks that dig up our yard at night. The resulting holes are real ankle twisters!

Wed Apr 26, 07:06:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Eeeeek! I thought being a squirrel you'd be particularly agile... but I'm very sorry it hurts.

Wed Apr 26, 07:56:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

tshsmom, ow, holes in the yard are worse. I should've been looking where I was walking as there's a big difference between white sidewalk and dark brown wood chips. Holes in the yard are sneaky. And skunks??? Peeyew

Eclectic, no the squirrel part only applies to not making good, quick decisions (how many dead squirrels do you see in the road?), and being quite chatty. I wish I had the agility. The hurt isn't something I won't get over in a couple of days. It was a really dumb move and I figured people might get a chuckle. Thanks!

Wed Apr 26, 08:13:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

We are truly sisters. Hope your knee and dignity heal quickly!

Wed Apr 26, 08:23:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Bucky, we sure are. Dignity is right back where it should be. I've klutzed too long for it not to rebound well. I wish my body healed better with age, though. :)

Word ver pjzjm

Wed Apr 26, 08:27:00 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Damn! Sorry you fell. Hope you heal fast. You weren’t wearing “pointy stiletto boots” like Song wore today, were you

Wed Apr 26, 10:59:00 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

You ok, dear? No swelling or ickiness, I hope?

You at least have the dignity to laugh at yourself - more than I could have probably mustered. :)

Thu Apr 27, 12:09:00 AM  
Blogger Effie said...

poor Squirl!! that's gotta hurt--I've done the same on many an occasion so I know EXACTLY where y'are!

Here--have a flower for a vase on your kitchen table--it'll make it all better! (I got flowers for Secretary's day!--pretty Alstromeria)

Thu Apr 27, 09:50:00 AM  
Blogger LadyBug said...

I'm just thinking of your friend, sitting inside the Pizza Hut, seeing you outside the window, thinking, Oh, there's Squi- whoah. Where'd she go?

Hee. Hope ALL your bruises heal quickly, dear.

Thu Apr 27, 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

If I were there in person walking next to you when you fell, I probably could've managed to unearth a chuckle or two, for your sake. But as it stands (ha!), I can only imagine how much your knee must hurt. Ouch! Hope it gets better quickly.

Thu Apr 27, 10:56:00 AM  
Blogger hellokittn said...

Ok, lookin for the day-after report!

It sucks that I have to look to blogland for updates :'(

Thu Apr 27, 11:02:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Nick, I wish I'd been wearing pointy toed stiletto boots. At least I'd have an excuse. Just plain, sensible shoes, darn it. Thanks!

Jim, lots of sore muscles. I can never fall gracefully. Right now I feel as if I lifted weights yesterday. And the right ankle actually hurts more than the left knee. Go figure. I might as well laugh. Better than crying. :)

Effie, doesn't it suck when you turn into superklutz? Thank you for the flower.

Ladybug, she didn't laugh at me either. Thank you so much.

Danielle, thanks! I knew I could count on you.

Chia, now that I'm out of my morning full of meetings I'll IM you. Thanks

Thu Apr 27, 12:39:00 PM  
Blogger Toady Joe said...

I do that whole "lunch with former coworker at pizza place on at least monthly basis" TOO... only we meet at the Pizza SLUT, not the HUT, cuz it's cooler to say that. And we almost always get June as our waitress, which isn't always a good thing but it's consistent.

At least, all this was true until said former coworker MOVED AWAY, damn her.

Thu Apr 27, 01:55:00 PM  
Blogger Von Krankipantzen said...

Oh god! I do that all the time. Last weekend I tripped on the cracked sidewalk and fell into the garbage cans in my yard. It was pretty spectacular. I hope you are not hurt or sore from your adventure.

Thu Apr 27, 05:00:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Toady Joe, I've called it Pizza Slut before, too. Just more fun. Sorry that your friend moved away That sucks.

Kranki, I thought I remembered your being in the esteemed ranks of klutzes. Even when it hurts, these things still look funny.
Went to the chiropractor today. I already had the appointment set so it worked well. I'll be fine. Thanks!

Thu Apr 27, 07:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Catnabbit said...

Happy Early Birthday!!!!

Sat Apr 29, 12:12:00 AM  

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