Friday, July 31, 2009

my best...bruise...ever!!!

I get injured a lot (a lot). I'd like to think it is because I am an active individual and that increases my odds of injury. The truth is probably that I am uncoordinated and a klutz.

This past week I was helping move my parents to their new house. During the move of something heavy down a short flight of stairs, I slipped and the heavy thing coupled with the acceleration due to gravity propelled me into the pointy part of a wood railing. The result was a lot of pain, a lot of bad words I'm glad my kids didn't hear, and one bitchin' bruise. Check it out:


The good news is that I drink a lot of beer and have an adorable beer belly. The fat in my belly prevented the pointy railing from puncturing my duodenum or something. As a safety precaution, I will continue to drink beer.

10 comments:

Lisa-tastrophies said...

THAT IS THE BEST BRUISE ~ EVER!!!
And I think that is a perfectly great reason to keep drinking beer

Ψ*Ψ said...

Oh no! I want to be safe, too...I'll drink more beer as well.

katiedid said...

It looks like lips!

Gwen said...

That bruise deserves a name. I think Steve fits.

Yup.

Steve the Bruise.

Chemgeek said...

For the rest of it's existence, my bruise shall be named "Steve!"

Thus speaketh Gwen!!!!

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

I thought that thing died when Frodo dropped the ring into the volcano.

triwebmiller said...

While my bruises are not nearly as impressive looking, I did bruise both of my thighs last Friday while force carbonating my first keg of homebrew. 5 gallons of beer in a keg is rather heavy, particularly when trying to rock it back on forth on my legs like some people suggest! But the pain was worth it, especially when I poured the first glass from the tap.

Chemgeek said...

Jenks: I should have thought of that. I am feeling terribly embarrassed that I didn't make that observation.

Triwebmiller: The lengths we go to for our hobbies. Heal up soon my friend and enjoy your tap beer.

Dr Zibbs said...

I'm like the banana man when it comes to bruises.

Flash said...

As a pharmacist, I can only support your intake of beer to cushion you from further harm.