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Welcome to winter!

Okay, first ice-caused wipeout of the season: Slid the scooter beside the security booth coming up the campus hill. Big sweep of ice around the corner, looked like water, guess it's colder than that. Thud at about 2 mph. Sore knee, but all else is well. Thank goodness for the thick leather jacket and gauntlets. Continued on my way, reminded to be wary for ice.

Oh, and it's freezing outside now. And snowing. Welcome to winter!

Chris

Edit: Ouch. Getting sore in one arm and shoulder now. Feh. Same shoulder I banged up a few weeks ago when I took a dive (assisted by a slipping stepping-stone) off a little hill on campus straight onto the road.

Edit2: Oooh, and the wrist is getting sore now. Hmm, I wonder if I can get Workman's Comp because it happened on campus? *g*

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roseconnelly
Nov. 28th, 2005 07:44 pm (UTC)
And snowing

Huh?

Gets up and goes to back deck

Oh. Blech.

mckitterick
Nov. 28th, 2005 08:18 pm (UTC)
Yep. Fun when one is inside watching a crackling fire. Harumph.
jensixstones
Nov. 28th, 2005 08:14 pm (UTC)
Well, damn! Please take care of yourself!
I was going to head back to campus this afternoon but your experience on the scooter has made me rethink that idea.
mckitterick
Nov. 28th, 2005 08:17 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I wouldn't recommend it. Especially since it just snowed; anything that melts will become ice. Lovely on two wheels, especially cold rubber.

Keep your scooter pretty and unmolested! Unless you just keep a sharp eye out for black ice.
next_bold_move
Nov. 28th, 2005 09:06 pm (UTC)
It is a good day to stay in, if you can. I hope you don't find any more sore body parts from this wipeout!
mckitterick
Nov. 28th, 2005 09:09 pm (UTC)
I agree; not looking forward to driving back and forth to Kansas City tonight for teaching. I'll keep an eye out for ice so as not to wreck the new car!

Just went to the bathroom to look for bruises: Wow, I have some dramatic ones just above the knee and just below the elbow!

PS: Pretty icon!
next_bold_move
Nov. 28th, 2005 09:23 pm (UTC)
One of my very first attempts at icon-making. Safe to say it's the original art that makes it special, and not any real skill on my part.
indigodreamer
Nov. 28th, 2005 09:35 pm (UTC)
Glad you're (mostly) okay! Arnica extract is great for bruises.
mckitterick
Nov. 28th, 2005 10:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'll see if the Merc has some (or if I have some of adammaker's miracle bruise remover).

Chris
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indigodreamer
Nov. 29th, 2005 12:33 am (UTC)
Just curious--what's in your miracle bruise remover (if it's not a secret recipe, of course)?
astein142
Nov. 28th, 2005 10:26 pm (UTC)
Owie. It takes a few hours for the body to shake off the inital shock of the impact and realize it's been abused. Take something OTC for pain and take it easy.
mckitterick
Nov. 28th, 2005 10:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I figured I'd find out how much it hurt only later.

Tonight's class is presentations, so I won't need to do a lot of gesturing with the sore arm *g* What I wish I could do is sleep all day tomorrow rather than spend all day tomorrow grading and teaching. Sigh.

Chris
silverfae
Nov. 29th, 2005 05:56 pm (UTC)
ooh, ow-ey!

take care of yourself.

...or arrange for "poor baby" pats ;)

My family just lost a friend to a car wreck on the ice. Be ever so careful out there. I'm glad you had some good padding and only suffered some bruises.
mckitterick
Dec. 8th, 2005 04:12 am (UTC)
Feeling much better now (just got the notification of this response. Wow.), and I think I'm done scootering for a while.

Chris
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