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19 February 2008 @ 09:41 pm
They call me Grace...  


I fell yesterday.  Not an horrific fall, but an 'I'm walking really fast in my boots with the three inch heels and step of a curb' fall.  Pratfall.  Carole Lombard.  Lucille Ball.  Dick Van Dyke.  I'm sure it looked idiotic.  Nolan (who was sitting in the car with his dad at the time) said it looked like I fell out of frame.  Not only did I fall, but I fell ON MY BUTT in a big mud puddle.  In front of my husband and father-in-law.  And then I SWORE.  Twice.  Not the big guns, but definitely inappropriate around the father-in-law.  However, Nolan said he read my lips in the rear view mirror as they were driving away, and that he might have to wash my mouth out with soap.  I say I saved the worst for when no one was around and he should be grateful.

The really bad part?  Today I ache.  ALL OVER.  My arms, my back, my legs.  Seriously.  I'm 35, not 85; I should be able to take a little spill and bounce right back, right?  Evidently not.  Stupid traitorous body.

And one of Nolan's employees stepped through the ceiling in the master bathroom in the new house.  Tell me why it had to be one of OUR guys?  Why couldn't it have been one of the other million yahoos that are working out there? The house is coming along, though.  I dunno if it'll be March 1 like they said, but I can hope.

I am:: bed
I feel:: soresore
I hear:: Killer Queen - Queen
Comic Book Goddess: TW - Edwardrainpuddle13 on February 20th, 2008 04:00 am (UTC)
*pats* I hate when that happens and you're all sore the next day. I'm just glad you weren't seriously injured.
Carrie Leigh: gravity's a motherf***ercarrie_leigh on February 20th, 2008 01:01 pm (UTC)
Just my pride. :P
Comic Book Goddess: Flowers - Shamrocksrainpuddle13 on February 20th, 2008 02:32 pm (UTC)
Sometimes that is worse than physical hurts!
Lyndsie Fenelelyndsiefenele on February 20th, 2008 04:04 am (UTC)
Sooo... you fell in a puddle and they just drove away? (That's what it sounds like, but I'm guessing there's a bit in between, or maybe that's why they could see you cursing in the rearview?)
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on February 20th, 2008 12:58 pm (UTC)
I had mud covering my backside. I told them they'd have to drive away before I turned my back on them.
autumnrhythm30: Virgin Suicides sleepyautumnrhythm30 on February 20th, 2008 04:07 am (UTC)
seriously, I dread falling. It is all I think about when I walk to and from school. (they do not really salt the sidewalks, so it's pure ice) Some girl broke her ankle today, that is how seriously dangerous it is.

Not to mention I fell down cement stairs last year and it hurt like a BITCH. I laid there for a couple minutes in pain until someone came up asking if I was alright and if they should get an ambulance. I was like, "Give me a minute..." and got up before she could make that call. Then I went back to my car crying and drove home. Awful AWFUL time. (and I swore something fierce as well:D)

So, yeah. Hopefully you feel better soon!
Lyndsie Fenelelyndsiefenele on February 20th, 2008 04:12 am (UTC)
UGH. I know what you mean. They'd actually salt at my school, but I've walked along and seen four people fall within less than ten minutes... but I'm a danger to myself most days. I fractured my ankle on a beautiful spring day walking to a building forty feet away. Stepped on a curb funny and fell right into the path of an oncoming bus. At least the passerby were concerned and helpful, right?
autumnrhythm30autumnrhythm30 on February 20th, 2008 02:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah. What's funny about it was that I was in a Social Psych class at the time, and was thinking that no one would help me because out of a group, most people don't help others until one person steps out. Then they all follow their lead. (I could explain that better, but I just woke up. Sorry if it doesn't make sense. :P)

So I watched like 10 people go by until this girl came up. Until then, I wasn't sure if I could get up or not, because I fell right on my spine. But when she mentioned an ambulance, I was like, "ummmm, no. I think I'll get up... in a minute."

And I was serious that ALL I think about is falling. Vivid pictures in my head of me breaking something. I am that scared of it.
Carrie Leigh: gravity's a motherf***ercarrie_leigh on February 20th, 2008 01:01 pm (UTC)
Sadly, I did not have the excuse of ice. Just vanity. :)

If I feel like this after a fall off a curb, I cannot even imagine what it must be like to fall down stairs. You poor thing.

So do we EVER get to write a scene together? Out of our 6 characters, surely 2 of them can meet...
autumnrhythm30: Caliga Simoneautumnrhythm30 on February 20th, 2008 02:38 pm (UTC)

I had been thinking that Anthony could use a translator on a case, but that idea is not gonna happen now... We could come up with something for Simone to translate. Or she can get clothes from Parvati.

Or there are the Slytherins. (and I almost dread that. Slytherin meetings almost never end well.)

Or we can do all three. What the hell, maybe we can make up some interesting plot out of all this. *shrugs*
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on February 20th, 2008 04:35 pm (UTC)
Anthony/Michael - Michael would be wary.

Simone/Michael -Poor Michael. He'll be having women trouble enough, presently.

Jared/Michael - ? No.

Pansy/Jared - who would win?

Parvati/Simone - clothes, yes. Could work. Interesting? Hm.

Parvati/Jared - oooh. She's always drawn in by the pretty.

Pansy/Simone/Parvati - Hey, now that might work, at a neutral location, Pans & Simone have Tracey in common, not that Pansy knows that...

Must think on it some more.
Brendan: BSG - Comic Cottle - Frakking Hypochondrbrendanm720 on February 20th, 2008 04:23 am (UTC)
Nope... I'm 27 and fell last winter (or the year before that... can't remember) on the driveway and I was messed up for a WEEK. I fell so hard that my children will feel it.

So... You're not alone.

Also, I've now got the Dick Van Dyke song stuck in my head. Thanks.

RE: Electrical Guy
You don't have textured ceilings, right?
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on February 20th, 2008 01:05 pm (UTC)
Also, I've now got the Dick Van Dyke song stuck in my head. Thanks.

You're welcome. I do what I can.

You don't have textured ceilings, right?

We do. But as the house isn't finished yet, it won't be a big deal to have it fixed. It's just that Nolan's company is the electrical contractor on the job, working with this general contractor for the first time... it just looks bad. But I guess I'd rather it happen to us than to one of our customers.
Brendan: Spambrendanm720 on February 20th, 2008 02:05 pm (UTC)
You're welcome. I do what I can.


But I guess I'd rather it happen to us than to one of our customers.

Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Stardustjandjsalmon on February 20th, 2008 04:39 am (UTC)
HEE! I love that I just clicked on 'Love me' -- I do, by the way.

But yes - totally UNCOOL to fall on your butt. Not only does it hurt your butt but it hurts your pride. We've all been there.

And yeah - a hole in the roof of the Master bedroom wouldn't go over well over at our house either... despite me being a rampant exhibitionist. Tee Hee! ;) I'll hope for March 1st for you too. :)
Carrie Leigh: daffy robincarrie_leigh on February 20th, 2008 01:06 pm (UTC)
You crack me up!
dragonsangel68dragonsangel68 on February 20th, 2008 05:04 am (UTC)
*hugs* There comes a time when we simply don't bounce as well as we once did. Thankfully, you're just sore and not injured.

I hope the house gets finished in time for you. That's a bummer about the ceiling, but it shouldn't be too hard to fix, should it?
Carrie Leigh: gravity's a motherf***ercarrie_leigh on February 20th, 2008 01:09 pm (UTC)
There was absolutely no bounce. :D But I'll mend, I'm sure.

The ceiling is fixable. And as we don't live there, yet, not too inconvenient, either,
slitherhither: exhibit_snapeslitherhither on February 20th, 2008 05:46 am (UTC)
Ow!! You poor thing.

Of course you're sore! BTW, if you'd been 85 you'd've broken a hip. Am I cheering you up yet? At least it wasn't caught on tape?

Not an horrific fall, but ...

I'm deeply impressed with your usage of 'The Queen's English'.

Carrie Leigh: Grammar Snarkcarrie_leigh on February 20th, 2008 01:07 pm (UTC)
I'm deeply impressed with your usage of 'The Queen's English'.


seegrim: ooh!seegrim on February 20th, 2008 06:52 am (UTC)
I would like to reference you to my voice post from last October when I fell flat on my face in Sarah's junior high class. However, I'm too tired/lazy to search for the post and link you, so you shall be spared.

I'm sorry you're sore. You didn't mention that earlier today. Sending sympathy your way.
Carrie Leigh: gravity's a motherf***ercarrie_leigh on February 20th, 2008 01:10 pm (UTC)
I remember that. *nods* duly noted.

Katemugglechump on February 20th, 2008 12:13 pm (UTC)
Eep. I hate that achy after-fall feeling. It's been about a month since I fell, and I still have little reminders from time to time. Aging sucks. I hope you're doing better today.
Carrie Leigh: gravity's a motherf***ercarrie_leigh on February 20th, 2008 01:12 pm (UTC)
I bet you did, especially after you hit your head. I just can't believe how badly it hurts. I mean, I fell all the time as a kid... I don't ever remember being in pain.

Aging does suck. And Gravity is a bitch.
Jazsekuh: regretjazsekuh on February 21st, 2008 02:29 pm (UTC)
I've been fortunate enough to have never landed in something nasty whenever I've fallen. Although there was one especially bad incident when I happened to be carrying a case that had one of these (But not as thick) drop on my hand bright between my thumb and index finger and it got all purple and puffy for like 3 months after. It made writing really fun...
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on February 21st, 2008 02:38 pm (UTC)
Ouch. I hate it when I've got something wrong with my hand.

Luckily, I fell on my cushiest feature. ;P
Mala13oct on February 21st, 2008 07:18 pm (UTC)
Hey Carrie,

Hope you are feeling better today. Sorry that this is so late, I seem to be terrible at keeping up with my flist.

Also, how's the hole in the ceiling thing coming along?
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on February 21st, 2008 08:18 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm sure they'll get it fixed before we move in. It's not a problem that can't be overcome. :)