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December 17th, 2007

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10:15 am
You know that BOINGGG sound of a kettle drum being tuned up that you hear when a cartoon character falls on its butt?

I made one of those today. With even a FWEEP! slide whistle sound effect as my leg swung out from under me on the ice. Unfortunately I did not hover in mid-air a second or so before the fall, nor was I able to stay in air indefinitely until I could look down and realize I was defying gravity and cause the levitation to fail. I did, however, fall straight down and rocked back onto my backpack, which was nice at least. But my right hand is slightly cut up from landing on the non-slick part of the ice in an attempt to stabilize myself and my right ankle was twisted in a way God didn't mean for it to twist in the first place, so now it is incessantly complaining about the completely unfair treatment it has received and loudly at that. There is no position that the ankle won't complain about. Lousy stinkin ankle. Ain't I been kind to you?

I think the thigh is also sympathizing with the ankle's plight and stretching oddly. But that's winter weather for you here.

I just like the part about making cartoon sound effects.

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Date:December 17th, 2007 03:31 pm (UTC)


Tell me at least you worked in some feet-flailing bongo drums.
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Date:December 17th, 2007 03:59 pm (UTC)

Re: badapabadapa

No, unfortunately, not this time around. But I'm sure if I have to dash across the sidewalk, I'll do the Flintstep (that's a Sniglet by the way.)

Also, I'm looking forward to having a guitar ker-bonnnnnnnged on my head.
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Date:December 17th, 2007 03:35 pm (UTC)
See, I find that the more cartoon noises I make, the less actual pain I end up in.

I suspect this is because I end up popping back to my normal shape after being steamrollered, or something.
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Date:December 17th, 2007 04:07 pm (UTC)
I have done the levitation part. Both legs up in the air. (I was demonstrating a soccer kick on what I later found out was an ice-covered section of sidewalk.)

Date:December 17th, 2007 06:47 pm (UTC)
Me too. Only I was on hockey skates with a much keener edge than I was expecting. I swear I hovered for at least 3 seconds while the entire men's team was up on the observation deck watching.
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Date:December 17th, 2007 05:08 pm (UTC)
My husband fell on the ice in the driveway yesterday. His legs went right up in the air and he fell flat on his back, all whilst making that "YAAAAHOOOHOOOHOOOEY!" scream like Goofy. It was a damn shame I couldn't laugh at it.

As for your injury, I would tell you to put ice on it, but it just seems like that would be adding insult to injury. So keep it elevated and stick a bag of frozen peas on it.
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Date:December 17th, 2007 05:22 pm (UTC)
The Goofy Scream is one of the best screams ever. It may mitigate all damage if done properly. I don't think it's done properly ever, though.
Date:December 17th, 2007 05:18 pm (UTC)
Did you let out a Wilhelm Scream as you fell?
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Date:December 17th, 2007 05:23 pm (UTC)
No, but only because I didn't plummet down a shaft or off an air skiff.

But you can be damn sure we're using that scream in episodes of RED SHIFT.

Edited at 2007-12-17 05:26 pm (UTC)
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Date:December 17th, 2007 06:19 pm (UTC)
I live in mortal fear that I will do that when there are people watching!

I'm still living down the day that I launched myself from the top step of the front porch into the snow bank.

Lots and lots of *mojo* for the ankle, hand and other assorted aching bits.
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Date:December 17th, 2007 06:46 pm (UTC)
oh god that totally happened to me last year. made a FWEEP and more like a SPLAT on my butt in the snow. I mean to do it again this year :P
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Date:December 17th, 2007 08:55 pm (UTC)
Do have a doctor take a look at the ankle if it doesn't stop complaining in the next couple of days. Even a sprain can cause long-term injuries, such as tendinitis, which isn't fun. Especially if it alters your gait and effects your entire musculo-skeletal system.

Oh, and never jump back and forth over a fencing foil.
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Date:December 18th, 2007 05:36 pm (UTC)


I stepped in a slush puddle a few days before and went KASPLOISHKASPLOISHKAPLOISH with every step. Does that count?
Date:December 17th, 2007 11:30 pm (UTC)
I did one of those falls on a flight of stairs a few years back. Here's a tip: trying to navigate steep wooden stairs while carrying a full laundry basket is tricky enough without wearing big floppy Scooby-Doo slippers. No ice involved, but I did miss work for a couple of days because I weas unable to sit down...

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