Tuesday, December 12, 2006

feeling old

I jammed my finger playing parking lot football during lunch last week. There must be something very consistent about the way I catch a football because every time I've hurt my hand it's the same joint in the same finger. Minor sprain, swelling went down after a day, and I figured I was okay. Then yesterday I tied my shoes and when I pushed off the ground to stand up my finger bent the wrong way. I hurt myself standing up. It seems okay now, but I'm concerned if I can't stand up without injuring myself, the next time I attempt real physical activity I'll die.

17 comments:

miss kendra said...

this sounds like i could have written it! except for the catching balls thing.

i don't do that.

TastyMcJ said...

one time i jammed my finger in my sleep.

I don't know what i was trying to poke, but it apparently was resistant

The Husband said...

when you say parking lot football do you mean throwing the ball around in a parking lot or something else...like you have to tackle a moving car?

also, are you a fan of CAL basketball?

slappy said...

Kendra: You said balls.

Tasty: Dream injury. Nice.

Carl: We just throw the ball around and run some plays, but you have to watch out for the dumpster.

I'm a fan of all Cal sports, but football is first among equals. Also rugby.

Onomatopoeia word ver: sqtch

TastyMcJ said...

Speaking of football,

Dec 28th should be a fun day here at the jiggsblog

slappy said...

Are you an Aggie? I knew you were from Texas... but I didn't know you were a 12th Man (Registered trademark of Texas A&M and if you don't respect it they will fuck you up).

TastyMcJ said...

Haha, Indeed I am.

Brookelina said...

When I get out of bed my feet hurt. Getting old sucks. It's so unfair.

slappy said...

Tasty: I will ask the question I ask all Aggies then. I understand hook'em (Longhorns), and I understand guns up (Red Raiders aka Sand Aggies), but what the shit is gig'em?

Brookie: I will dispatch Jiggs to your place to give you a footrub. Go Jiggs, and godspeed.

TastyMcJ said...

slappy: see either explanation:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gig_%27em

I've heard both.

Monkey said...

Poor Slappy! Don't worry, it's just the year your warranty expires. It happens to us all.

Tumbleweed said...

Parking lot football? Is that code for the bitch was really wide?
I have a place you can stick your finger to strengthen it into shape!

slappy said...

Tasty: At any rate, your Aggies will go down in the Battle of the Also-Rans.

Monkey: Clearly. I checked my card and it was a 30 year/3000 blogpost warranty. I guess jiggsblog has been keeping me busier than I thought.

Weed: No, the euphemism you're thinking of is "taking a stroll down the four-lane boulevard."

amera hearts said...

i don't think slappy and i could hang out. i'm a klutz and he hurts himself standing up. that's a recipe for broken bones.

jamwall said...

use the force.

do you have a lightsaber handy?

slappy said...

Amera: One or both of us would definitely lose an eye.

Wally Jamster: My lightsaber is still in the original packaging... hey, do you think Star Wars geeks use that as a euphemism for being a virgin?

Tumbleweed said...

Thanks Slappy, I'm always getting my shit confused! :)