Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Dog Ate My Homework

Pop Quiz!

If I were to tell you that, in the past week, my harddrive crashed, I became so ill I needed paramedics, AND I broke both of my arms, which of the following would you believe?

a.  I am the worst liar in the world.
b.  I am the worst writer in the world.
c.  I am mocking you.
d.  I am seriously unlucky.
e.  All of the above.

Sorry, it's none of the above.  In fact, all of these things actually happened in the past week, and it is so rediculous that I haven't told anyone in real life yet because I don't believe it myself.  And because I would then have to spend all this time reassurring them it isn't as bad as it sounds: yes, I broke both my arms, but just small fractures of the left radial head and the some bone in my right hand, neither of which require casts, and I can already type (and I have insurance); yes, I thought I was having a coronary event, but it turned out I'm just a lightweight who wigs on Vicodin (taken for the broken bones) and the firemen were very nice; and yes, my harddrive crashed, but I'm a professional and lost minimal data - it's just a time-consuming inconvenience getting the warrantee replacement set back up.

So anyway, it's all good.  Sorry it's been so long since I've blogged.  I've just had to put the new business first.  I hope that by the end of the summer I'll have time to write again, and hence to have something related to writing to blog about.


  1. I think d) fits the case! I'm glad the breaks aren't worse but it is seriously unlucky to break bones in both arms and then react to the Vicodin!

    I hope you're feeling OK now. I'd better go check that I'm all backed up!

  2. How in the heck did you break both your arms? (That's the most intriguing part of this story.)

  3. Oh yikes O_O Feel better soon!

  4. Glad you're on the mend! (And that the hard-drive is recovering too.) Do take good care of yourself.

  5. A friend's daughter broke both wrists doing step aerobics in gym class.

  6. OMG! Erm, how did you break both arms?

  7. Thank you everyone!

    FH: I really don't feel unlucky. Unlucky would be losing critical data, having both arms in casts, or having an actual myocardial infarction. Or getting pregnant - on the discomfort scale this has nothing on either of my pregnancies.

    Wendy & DJ: It was soooo stupid. I was just walking out of my local Barnes & Noble, at two steps I've descended at least a hundred times before, and I somehow didn't notice them. I simply tripped and my hands caught my full weight. I've never broken a bone before, but two years ago my daughter broke her elbow in the same place falling off a playground slide; so maybe we have a genetic weak spot there.