Friday, April 23, 2010

I'm Thinking of Changing My Name... Grace.

Why, you ask? Well, allow me to present to you exhibit A:


What is that? Why that would be my left leg.

What happened to it? Well I fell down...clearly not very delicately.

What do you mean, what was I doing when I fell? I was walking attempting to walk across the parking lot. And I wasn't even chewing gum...or talking on the phone...or anything else. I was just walking trying to walk.

Clearly I look like I came out on the wrong end of a fight which I did, only the fight was with the parking lot, so I couldn't stay the way I was. Since I was already at school for the day (and I live about 30 minutes away), I decided it was best to just buy some new clothes at the bookstore (since it's a medical school we have scrubs for sale) and call it good. After all, I didn't want to keep explaining to people that I was just fine and not fatally wounded seriously injured once they saw my leg.

Although I did fess up to my difficulty with the very complicated task of walking mishap in the parking lot throughout the day, since it 1) explained my limp and 2) was funny. I mean really, when was the last time you saw an adult up and fall down? Besides, I go to school with people who are anxious and stressed, and far be it from me to rob them of the chance to laugh at someone else for being stupid laugh a little.

It is really unfortunate that no one was around when I fell - I not only fell down, but I was carrying my purse, my school bag full of my binder and laptop and papers, as well as a large diet coke and a coffee drink. Which all went flying...and everyone knows that once you are sure the person who fell down isn't dead it's totally okay to laugh. Heck, even *I* laughed when it happened!


This is what it looks like now -- although the picture doesn't do the swelling's like I have a golf ball attached to my knee. Which, as you can imagine, is outrageously attractive!

Or, put another way, it's a good thing I don't wear shorts very often...


cathurynn said...

Ouch! At least you had a source for new pants and got a good story out of it. Glad you're not permanently damaged! :)

Stacy said...

We have so much in common...that is something I would totally do, too! You should see the permanent scars I have on my knees from falling incidents. ;)

arizaphale said...

Just be grateful you didn't land on your knee cap like I did in 1989. I was holding popcorn and a drink and the whole lot went flying leaving me with a broken patella. NOT nice. Glad you are ok now!