Head Over Handlebars

I took a spill off my bike (coming down Everett Road in front of Krug’s Market, for you locals) Thursday. It was downhill, so I was going at a good pace when I clipped the suddenly high curb and landed on the sidewalk. The palms of my hands hurt so much that I was nearly paralyzed in pain for about 10 minutes. My left knee is scraped, my right elbow hurts to the touch, and my right knee looks…awful. I’m glad I had my bike helmet on. My right wrist is very sore, but the good news is that it’s sprained or strained, not broken; it’s in some removable support brace, which I’ll be wearing for a while. My glasses were slightly twisted, but were repairable.

On Thursday, I’ll be starting with one-pound weights to try to strengthen the wrist.(I’ve been told that canned produce can be substituted for weights.)

So, if I get a little terse in the next few days – because I’ll be typing, actually hunting-and-pecking, with my left (non-dominant) hand a lot – you’ll know why. Fortunately, I tend to work a little ahead, so you won’t have to go entirely without my pithy wisdom.
Follow closely: Boing Boing on October 13 had a link to Mike at Progressive Ruin’s great post about the comic strip Nancy, which cited my piece of January 22 about a parody of the strip. Got that?

Thanks to Dan for noting that. He also sent me the other day:
“Watch and learn from this video from the TV. Amazing that Keith Olbermann is allowed in the corporate media. I read this morning that his Nielsen ratings are up 69 per cent in the last five weeks. LINK. If that doesn’t work, try one of these other video styles, currently second from the top: Why Does Habeas Corpus Hate America. Every patriotic American should watch this.”
“So Roger, half your mid-season prediction has come true.” Now, I have to worry about the other half. Fred was already worried after Game 2. And what IS that thing on Scott Spiezio’s chin?

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