Some of you who haven’t known me very long, are completely unaware of my ability to hurt myself.

We’ve sort of touched on the fact that I am a FANTASTIC QC type person for software.  Heck, I’ve broken things that people said were unbrokable.   But I am also quite adept at finding myself at an ER or walk-in clinic due to some stupid thing I’ve done.

Example #1: In elementary school, I sat in the window of our brownstone, watching my mom and my aunt on the front stoop.  The piece of wood holding the heavy storm window up came lose and the window slammed down on my right hand, breaking it.  I ended up in a cast and became several weeks behind everyone else who was learning to write at the time because I couldn’t hold a pencil.

Example #2: In High School, boys PE, I was playing volleyball in the gym.  I went up to spike the ball and when I came down, I just kept going down…  I managed to break my ankle – my left ankle.  I was on crutches and in a cast thingie, had to go through physical therapy out at Fresno State’s Sports Medicine Facility.

Example #3: I sprained my (left again!) ankle playing miniature golf.  If you want to know more about that, buy me dinner first…

AND, of course, last Friday, as I was leaving work full of hope and promise for the weekend, I slipped on the steps leading down to the parking lot and somehow severely sprained my ankle in the process.


I have told my friend Quinn before that we are both cursed, that somehow, somewhere, independent of each other, we both hit a Gypsy Princess with our respective cars and incurred the wrath of the Gypsies who cursed us for all time to have horribly bad luck.

….it’s the only thing that makes any sense.

Anyway, this most recent injury is why there was no podcast this past weekend.  I was motivated to produce one, but unable to get around well enough in the new house, what with the combination of stairs, swollen, sprained ankle and crutches, in order to get upstairs and record one.  Never fear, I will get one done as soon as I can manage – Episode 10, a milestone and, hopefully, one of many many more to come…



  • CliftonHill Posted March 5, 2010 7:41 pm

    Sorry to hear, hope it heals fast. Now I understand the cane reference in your recent tweets about the car ding story.

    • atfmb Posted March 6, 2010 12:57 am

      Yep. Now you know… and knowing…. knowing….? YOU CAN SAY IT! KNOWING IS HALF THE BATTLE! 😀


  • CliftonHill Posted March 6, 2010 4:00 am


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