Friday, January 29, 2010

learning lessons

So I may not be able to step off a skateboard or walk across ice without breaking my foot, but during these two experiences, here's what I found out I CAN do:

* Pedal a bicycle with one foot, and still text.

* Reach my toes without bending my knee or flexing my ankle.

* Pull myself out of the trash bin in the women's bathroom at Buckets when someone opened the door from the inside as I was pushing it open (doesn't sound difficult, but with only one usable leg, crutches flying everywhere, and giggling hysterically, IT IS).

* Sit at my desk at work 11 hrs a day with my leg resting on my desk, foot beside my keyboard, other leg properly resting on the floor.

* Push four laundry baskets full of folded laundry up 2 flights of stairs a week after surgery.

* Hop a child safety gate repeatedly throughout the day without taking it down, and do a better job of catapulting over it then most are capable of without crutches.

* Roll my chair at work like a go-kart to pretty much any area of the building that I need to get to.

* Walk a mile and half to the bar, get drunk, and walk a mile and half home. That's dedication. Mixed with several doses of stupidity and a heafty challenge to fate.

PS: I took these pictures just now. I turned the first into a charcoal sketch and the second I used a black and white feature but lightened it. Pretty snazzy eh? I gots some talent ;-)

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone


Gavin said...

I knew you were talented but I didn't know you were this good. XD Cool picture effect btw.

tale of many cities said...

lol.. way to look on the bright side of things!! :)

AVY said...

Very advanced, particularly the iPhone part. I could never do that.

Brosreview said...

Looking at the positive aspects, I admire and love that! Good on you!!!

Triana said...

Gavin ~ No comment @ the talent line. Too many thoughts spring to mind from a zillion directions.

Tracie ~ I try ... not nearly as successful as I'd like to be.

Avy ~ LOL, not really sure what part of the Iphone is advanced, but thanks!

Brosreview ~ I think I laced a bit more sarcasm through this post than I meant to, but maybe only I pick up on that. Thanks for the kudos though! :)