Date: 20 Oct 1998 00:00:00 GMT
From: -------------------------------- (reverse fried egg)
ah well. Thought since I had a few minutes I'd take mumthra up on her
little challenge and see if I could out-whine the lot of you, having
as I do now a serious pain in the noggin resulting partially from
fatigue but mostly from severe dumbassedness.
Was outside yesterday evening after getting back from a delivery when
it happened. I was sort of leaning over the tailgate and was wrestling
with a balky electric brake/light plug in the truck bed, when our new
dog got out of the shop somehow and made a dash for the yardbirds
(guineas) which were holed up under the truck (they seem to feel safe
under there. They've suffered massive attrition from foxes and red
hawks) I straightened up real fast and started to yell something harsh
but about all that came out was "ASSHO......"before BONK!!! went the
back of my head on the nine or ten inch steel channel that forms one
side of the trailer gooseneck. I don't remember too much that happened
between that and finding myself sitting on my ass in the gravel with
blood in my hair, two eyes that refused to cooperate with each other,
and being unsuccessful in my first few attempts to stand up. Guess
nobody in the shop noticed. I did finally manage to get to my feet.
I noticed the few still extant Yardbirds were fifty or so feet up a
poplar tree, and bones the dog was running back and forth at the
bottom acting like he wished HE could do what they done. I muttered
"asshole," and went in the house.
I decided the cut wasn't bad enough to need stitches, mostly because I
wasn't keen on having half of my head shaved and what not, so I just
gave myself a sorta alchohol and peroxide shampoo (that almost put me
out again, but maybe I'll have some cool-looking skunk-stripe blonde
highlights), wadded up some betadine-soaked gauze and put it over the
cut, then held it in place with this idiotic chairman Mao looking hat
and tried to go back to work. Didn't quite manage that. Had to take a
break. Guys wanted to know what was with the hat. I told them what
happened, but I told them not to tell the wife when she gets back
today (she went to my stepdaughter's house) because she'd drag me to
the doctor for sure and they'd shave my fucking head and I'd have to
wear the stupid hat a lot longer.
Anyway. Throbbed pretty bad all night. I got a lump the size of well,
a really big lump, but it seems to have knit back together and it
don't bleed anymore. I'm pretty sure nothing is fractured or anything.
Ah well. Just a few more weeks of this shit. Hope this is the worst
anybody gets hurt. We're all getting pretty stupid and we still have
to play with a lot of shit that can sever appendages.
Anyway, am some better today. Hope mumthra is too.