Wednesday, December 9, 2009


I am going to start off this post by saying that I am FINE.

However ...

(I know, 'uh-oh', right?)

... as I was pulling into my apartment complex this afternoon, I notice that there were a couple of piles of gravel on my side of the entrance.  I remember thinking to myself, "you need to steer the scooter around them," but before I could finish that thought, my front wheel hit the gravel, the scooter slid out from under me, I hit the ground and then the scooter landed on me.

Let me reiterate.  I am FINE. :)

My pride is pretty wounded.  I've been zipping around on that scooter for over a year and have always been really REALLY safe.  I know how to keep an eye out for metal grates in the ground, potholes and other such potentially bad-for-a-two-wheeled-vehicle obstructions.

But apparently the pile of gravel was bigger than I thought it was.  Argh.  I landed on my hip/shoulder, so I'm definitely going to be bruised tomorrow, have cuts on my right hand and right knee (and yes, in order to get a very large cut on your knee, your FAVORITE OLD NAVY JEANS need to rip in the process, I'm in mourning) and I believe I jam/sprained/hoping-I-didn't-break my right pinky finger.  It's swelling and bruising, but I can still sort of bend it - so that's why I'm guessing it's not broken.

I am SO grateful there was no one behind me.  I can't imagine what would have happened if I had hit the ground and someone behind me couldn't have stopped.

The scooter is currently not drivable.  Bruce is going to take it to the shop later this week to have the steering checked and something else that he thinks busted.  I'm not really sure I want to ride in for awhile, actually - so he can take his sweet time to get it fixed.

I really just want to curl up on a heating pad but I have a 10-12 page paper due tomorrow that I'm trying to push through at the moment.  Typing without all ten fingers is a lot more complicated than I thought it would be!!  Luckily my research is almost done (I might need to tweak some stuff at the end) so it's really just a matter of organizing it into the paper.  AND it's not due until 5 p.m. tomorrow so I have all day and I will probably use most of it!!

So - bottom line.  I currently don't like gravel, currently DO like vehicles with four wheels and am mourning the loss of a pair of jeans that fit like a glove and cost $5 on clearance.


  1. Ohgoodness! Glad you're okay!! And yeah, I'd definitely mourn the jeans as well. *sigh* But, again.. GLAD YOU'RE OKAY!!!

  2. I am SOOO sorry! It completely sucks that this happened during finals. I know you can do it, though! Hope you feel better soon.

  3. That is very sad :( Too bad you didn't do that before you came to see me... I could have given you my (almost) expert opinion on your finger!

  4. Oh girl! I'm so glad you are ok! The title of your post made me nervous, so I immediately had to click on it for details, haha : )

  5. How scary! Thank goodness you're alright! I can't blame you for wanting to stay away from the scooter for a while! Hope you had a better day today!


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