29 June 2008

This, That, but Not the Other Thing

You know, I spent my entire childhood free of serious health issues - never broke a bone, never got the measles, you get the idea. But once I passed the age of 35, I've been nothing but a magnet for physical trauma!

For example, this past Thursday, I was walking to work, and I fell on one of the brick sidewalks that are so prevalent here in Philadelphia. No, it wasn't raining, but it was uneven, and I neglected for a second to look where I was walking. I ended up with my left knee mangled, scabby, bruised, and the size of a round watermelon.

Since then, I've been keeping it raised, with ice on it, and it went down to cantaloupe size, to today's peach size. So I'm making progress, using summer fruits as my standard of measurement.

But oh, it's ugly. The kind of ugly that could scare small children, and cause elderly people to expire on the spot. And guess what? I have a job interview tomorrow! So I hope it's OK to wear a nice slacks outfit to an interview, because a dress or a skirt just isn't happening - even if the people interviewing me didn't care, I would hate to see the carnage that resulted in my walk to and from the interview ... (I can just hear the "Breaking News" headlines: "Local woman's battered knee claims lives - film at 11")

As my mother used to say, it's either an ass or an elbow.

But I do have one FO (finished object) to report, even if belatedly. I finished the Hedgerow Socks I have been knitting. They turned out really well, and I was even sorely tempted to keep them for myself. But I'll make a pair for myself once all of the gift socks are knit. Details are here on Ravelry, and if you are not on Ravelry, but would like to take a sneak peek, you can see them here. Another Christmas gift taken care of, so I'm pretty darn pleased with myself, I must say!

And finally, I saw this One Word Meme from Literary Feline (Wendy R.), and thought it looked like fun:

Rules: You must answer the questions using only one word. Then tag four others.

1. Where is your cell phone? Non-existent.

2. Your significant other? Home.

3. Your hair? Short.

4. Your mother? Crazy.

5. Your father? Funny.

6. Your favorite thing? Books.

7. Your dream last night? None.

8 Your favorite drink? Tea.

9. Your dream/goal? Author.

10. The room you’re in? "Office"

11. Your hobby? Knitting.

12. Your fear? Drowning.

13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Home.

14. What you’re not? Patient.

15. Muffins? Yes!

6. One of your wish list items? Book.

17. Where you grew up? USA

18. The last thing you did? Wine.

19. What are you wearing? Shorts.

20. Favorite gadget? MP3.

21. Your pets? Cats.

22. Your computer? Dell.

23. Your mood? Content.

24. Missing someone? Always.

25. Your car? Blue.

26. Something you’re not wearing? Fur.

27. Favorite store? Nordstrom.

28. Like someone? Unlikely.

29. Your favorite color? Green.

30. When is the last time you laughed? Today.

31. Last time you cried? Monday.

Now, let's see - I'm going to tag Melanie, Kim, Claudia, and Carrie - if they are so inclined!

12 comments:

theballadofyoko said...

I wish you success in your job interview, and much healing with your knee!

Chris said...

Ouch!!! Hope that heals quickly. And good luck! :)

teabird said...

I hope that the knee can fit inside the pants... good luck!

I answered your meme here.

Carrie K said...

Slacks, definitely. Good luck!

Tagged! One word? Me? I'll attempt it.....

Literary Feline said...

Good luck tomorrow at the interview! Your poor knee! I am sure wearing slacks tomorrow will be fine. :-)

Thanks for playing along with the One Word Meme! I enjoyed reading your answers.

Lorraine said...

Bridget- For sure, you can wear slacks to an interview. That must be painful.

So ah, you have a crazy mother too?

Quilting Mama said...

I feel neglected again. Why am I left off the tag list again?
Just because I'm on vacation doesn't mean I'm off line.

I'll play anyway.

Lorette said...

Ouch indeed! I think you should show photos. ;-)

I enjoyed your one word meme, too. And everybody has to have at least one crazy relative. It's in the rule book.

madame defarge said...

I'll play along too even though I wasn't tagged.

1. Where is your cell phone? purse

2. Your significant other? here

3. Your hair? longish

4. Your mother? smart

5. Your father? colonel

6. Your favorite thing? giggling

7. Your dream last night? hubby

8 Your favorite drink? Tea.

9. Your dream/goal? fashion

10. The room you’re in? porch

11. Your hobby? crafts.

12. Your fear? failing.

13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Home.

14. What you’re not? cluless.

15. Muffins? cranbury

6. One of your wish list items? massager

17. Where you grew up? everywhere!

18. The last thing you did? read.

19. What are you wearing? Shorts.

20. Favorite gadget? mixer.

21. Your pets? several.

22. Your computer? HP.

23. Your mood? tired.

24. Missing someone? no!

25. Your car? hybrid.

26. Something you’re not wearing? sleeves

27. Favorite store? target.

28. Like someone? always.

29. Your favorite color? Green.

30. When is the last time you laughed? Today.

31. Last time you cried? Friday.

Well that was fun!

knitseashore said...

Cats, books, and tea. Yes.

Carol said...

Leave it to you to make a fruit salad out of a boo-boo. Hope it's a cherry and I'm dying to know if you heard anything on the interview! Christamas gifts done? Now you're just showing off.

Brigitte said...

Oh no! Oh, that's just...blech! I hope it's getting better. But I hear you... I've always been pretty clean as far as accidents are concerned, but lately? Klutz.

I'm gonna steal the meme. :)