Friday, July 4, 2014

Random Tid Bits

  1. This one is going to be about ouchies. Getting hurt isn't funny at first, but sometimes you can look back and laugh.

    One time I was riding my sister's handle break bike, and couldn't stop. I was used to peddle breaks. The neighbor I was with said, "My mom learned to ride her bike by just going down a hill." I said, "Well ok then." Down I went. Keep in mind I didn't have anytime to think about anything. The street at the bottom was a busy one.

    I thought in my head, This isn't good. I can't get hit by a car down there. The smart me would have turned the bike around, went up the hill, stopped and fell softly. The oh shit (sorry for the bad word) I don't have time to think me said, The grass will stop me. Off the retaining wall went my bike. I dinged up my sister's bike, had blood dripping from my chin down on my sister's white Benetton shirt. Why it was sister day I have no idea.

    The neighbor lady ran out of the house screaming, "Are you ok?!" I said, "No my sister is going to kill me!" I had to get stitches in my chin. I was lucky I didn't break my neck.

  2. That same year I decided it would be fun to flip around the swing. I had done it many times before. There was just one problem I grew. It was a year since I had done that same flip. I flipped alright, and scraped my forehead on the ground. Stitches were in order again. For the record it hurts worse to have a bunch of shots in your chin over your head. How old was I? Old enough to know better. I was in 5th or 6th grade. 

  3. I'm not the only one that got hurt around that time.

    Grandpa Spiehs AKA my Dad took us to his schools skating party. He was a teacher. One of his students was skating behind him and fell, or rammed into him. He fell like a giant Domino. He put his arms out and broke both elbows at once.

    This was the first time I drove. I turned corners while he helped and yelled the "F" word. We got home, and a neighbor drove us to the hospital. He got put in 2 slings. My mom was working the night shift at the hospital this whole time.

    He had problems doing many things. One of which was brushing his teeth. I tried, but I didn't do a great job. In the end he rubber banded a toothbrush to a ruler, and it extended long enough, so he didn't have to bend his elbow to brush his teeth. He painted a picture for his own dad that year with his mouth. I tried getting away with a few things, thinking ha I can get away with this, yes he couldn't grab me, but he could kick. Many of my family members are not into skating after this incident occurred.

  4. I broke both my foot and my shoulder when I was in college. I walked on the side of my foot for a week before going to a doctor. I have a high pain threshold. 

  5. The worst fall I ever saw was when Mica tripped over a crack in the sidewalk. He didn't break anything, but he looked like Hitler for one whole season. The mark under his nose was the last to heal up. 


Masshole Mommy said...

That just reminded me of the time my brother hit something on the sidewalk and flew over the handlebars of his bike. He literally scraped half of his face off not to mention that he broke his glasses and chipped his 2 front teeth. It was awful.

~ Noelle said...

I broke my foot in college... hurt - YES IT DID...
This post reminded me of when my brother got "ran over"

Maryann D. said...

I think we all can remember at least one accident that we had as a child or even older. I guess that is something that we won't forget. Poor Mica - that must have hurt!
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Theresa Mahoney said...

My worst injury was when I was in first grade. My bike slid across a gravel road and I went sliding along the road with it. Scraped the hell out of my body. I was in so much pain, I crawled down the road and passed out on my friends porch. That fall made me so sick, for days I puked, refused to eat. My parents really thought I was going to die lol. Funny now. Not so much then.

Eat To Live said...

My daughter fell into a door frame and split her head open, then about a year later she chipped a tooth.


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