Sunday, March 7, 2010

Have a Nice Trip, See You Next Fall!

I am an expert faller--Chevy Chase has nothing on me. I've perfected the art of falling to such a degree that I can now take the most spectacular headers and emerge almost unscathed. I started practicing at an early age; my first bad fall took place the day my little brother was born when I fell asleep on my babysitter's deck and rolled off the edge, breaking my arm on impact with the ground.

After this inauspicious beginning, I began falling in earnest: I fell off the monkey bars at school, chipping a tooth and damaging the cartilage in my nose; I fell off my bike repeatedly, leaving my poor knees scarred for life; I fell off a horse; I fell trying to get out of a canoe and into a kayak; I fell out of moving vehicles on two separate occasions (well, the first I was more "thrown" than "fell", but it was still good practice). I've fallen off chairs, bar stools, beds. I once fell down an entire flight of stairs, escaping with nothing worse than a few bruises and sore muscles.

And last night, I fell getting into a hot tub.

It was a spectacular fall, one which shall surely go down in the annals of hot tub falling history. The look of horror and concern on the faces of those present will be forever burned into my brain because despite the force of the fall, I was able to keep my glasses on. Now that's class. The remarkable thing is all I have to show for it is a small bruise on my right ankle and a bit of a scrape behind my left knee. I was sure I'd have a lot of sore muscles today, but aside from my usual lower back stiffness, all seems normal.

Another successful fall, another step closer to fulfilling my dream of becoming a famous stunt woman.

5 comments:

kendall said...

I forgot to mention it, but I think it needs to be said--none of my falls were the result of alcohol consumption, including the one last night.

I just thought I should make that clear.

Mindy said...

I have fall trauma from just watching you. Glad to hear your doing okay today! I bow to you, oh Fall Queen.. if I could just be so graceful...

psychsarah said...

I feel your pain-I have had me a few spectacular falls: down the stairs, off of decks etc. Hope you continue to feel alright after the hottub incident. Given Mindy's vicarious trauma, I'm sort of glad I didn't witness it myself.

Shara said...

Glad to hear there was no lasting damage :)

One Girl in All The World said...

sorry for the late reply - so glad you're OK! Heather does that a lot too. We just got back from holidays and she had a real good fall that had her limping for the remainder of the week. However, in this case alcohol *was* involved!
Miss chatting with you...hope to chat up soon...