4/22/2011

A Guy In Trouble

Not far from where I spend time staring at my keyboard are three recently refinished stairs from the kitchen into this room.  The handrails that would generally ensure a proper entrance haven't yet been put back.

The stairs are angled and like someone who's forgotten to take their medication, a few nights ago I approached them at a reckless speed with a glass in my hand.

From the middle step, I slipped and hit the floor sliding into the room protecting the glass but wrenching my neck, back and assorted other body parts.

I'm pretty sure I lost the baby but for a guy my age, that may have been for the best.

24 comments:

Flannery Alden said...

Good heavens! Get those handrails back up, man! Isn't "Safety First" your country's motto?

I'm glad you're ok, though.

Dale said...

Nothing a few extra strength Advil can't handle Flannery. Now that I think of it, it might better have been described as doing the Tom Cruise Risky Business sideways slide into the room and then a four foot drop you weren't expecting. If only there had been a couch to break my fall. I'm now recalling my 'left, right, left, right' mantra usually in place. How could it have failed me?

Esther said...

Hope you're feeling better. Advil is your friend. And I feel your pain. I was doing really well in New York City but on the way back to my hotel at 1 a.m. on my last night, the exhaustion caught up with me and I tripped and fell. Luckily friends were there to pick me up. I was stone cold sober, too! (I'm fine, just a little bump on my knee and some bruised pride.)

BeckEye said...

I'm assuming there was some type of alcoholic beverage in the glass? If so, well done.

The Vegetable Assassin said...

Now either you were enjoying a lovely little evening tipple, or you were carrying something decidedly non alcoholic. In scenario one, well done, you cool, drunken, impressive beast. In scenario two, you clumsy old oaf! :)

The Vegetable Assassin said...

PS Hope you feel better soon. That's really what you get for not appreciating laughing penguins but still. Feel better, you poor soul.

Dale said...

I'm doing alright Esther and I swear by the Advil (and usually just before I take it). Sorry to hear you caused such a scene in New York! :-)

Sadly Beckeye, I can't even take credit for being drunk. I'm just your standard klutz.

I am a clumsy old oaf Vegetable Assassin! That poor penguin sounded like he was being tortured. Once they develop a cuter laugh, I'm on board completely.

Suze said...

LOL. Wait,that wasn't appropriate. I'm sorry for your loss...of youth and coordination. That didn't come out right either. Let's just leave it at that.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

This is why you should always drink directly out of the bottle. Feel better soon and let me know if you need me to top up that wine (strictly medicinal) for you.

Dale said...

it all came out just the way it should have Suze. It's a terrible joke but it made me laugh after I thought of it.

I'd love a refill Barbara, thank you! And hurry up!

gennifer6 said...

FUMBLE!!!!

Dale said...

A fumble and stumble of epic proportions Gennifer6!

SkylersDad said...

I hope you are back on your feet now, as this might be the latest comment ever!

Dale said...

Someone's always got to be the one to find the body Skyler's Dad but luckily it's not you this time. I'm right as rain again and fit to take another dive off the stairs!

Coaster Punchman said...

Awww, if you need some prescription meds and want me to commit international crime, just say the word. Oh, but you get health care up there. Forget it. Hope you're ok.

Dale said...

Prescription meds? That sounds quite delicious CP but I'm fine now so save me a couple for my next incident. As for international crime, please tell the French to stop having measles outbreaks just as I'm about to visit!

Les Becker said...

OUCH! Dale, be careful! Did you damage the stairs?

Dale said...

The stairs and I are both in good repair now Les! How the heck are you?

Ashraf said...

that is very sad

Dale said...

It's okay Ashraf, I'll buy another baby!

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