I'm ready to play ♫ ♪ .... I can be Centerfield ♫ ♪
For a brief nanosecond yesterday, my life flashed before my eyes (and I'm afraid to say it wasn't all that intriguing). I almost thought I was going to be typing this blog post from a hospital bed - because there is no way I would give up on NaBloPoMo, it being so close to the end of the month and all!
Here's what transpired: While VC was juggling with his club (and clubs incidentally), MB and I went for a long walk, despite the forty degree temps and blustery winds. As we were finishing up the three mile walk that meandered through local neighborhoods, we crossed at a cross walk. We were about 10 feet away from the opposing curb, when we realized that the car that had just stopped at a stop sign and was turning right into our path did not appear to be slowing down. Surely he was going to stop at any second. Maybe??? No dice. Instead of slowing down, he accelerated. MB made it safely to the curb and was screaming for me to get out of the way.
Realizing that the car was speeding up and was just inches away with no signs of stopping, I pulled the best Ricky Henderson I could muster and dove for the curb.
Luckily, I was wearing this ridiculous get-up, which also included my quilted olive green coat (lots of padding).
I fell flat on the sidewalk with calves still in the street but out of the way of the car, skinning my knee as I hit the curb. Aside from a sore wrist from slamming down on the sidewalk, a bruised hip and some stiffness, I'm still kickin.'
By the way, I have to give props to Levis, because the impact, which caused the cut to my knee failed to rip a hole in the jeans!!! (A similar falling incident happened years back when I was wearing Tommy Hilfiger jeans- and those suckers were torn clear across the knee!!)
[Notice anything wrong with this picture? Well, I'm not gonna fix it since I don't feel like going back into Photoshop.]
BTW, it's still not too late to enter the giveaway!