An Inauspicous Start To 25 4

Well, that sucked.

I severely sprained my ankle rafting. Acutally, the sad part is it wasn’t wasn’t even rafting: I twisted it about 270 degrees on a rock when we were scouting the big rapid.

Luckily, I didn’t break anything, and the sprain is on my left (i.e. non-driving) foot. But I’ll be on crutches for at least a week, and since the rest of my trip was hiking…well, I’ll be back in LA saturday.

I mean, it was frustrating as hell, but it certainly could have been a hell of a lot worse. I’m just glad the damn thing’s not broken.

And I don’t have to be back at work for another week, so I can just chill with my foot in a bucket of ice instead of having to hop around the Fox Lot, so that’s a small saving grace.

Anyway, I wish I could record audio on my Swiss Army Phone, because I could sing you my mom’s family’s traditional birthday song.

Here are the lyrics. Bear in mind they’re Irish with a very dark sense of humor. This should be sung roughly like a funeral dirge:

Happy Birthday
Oh Happy Birthday
Misery and despair
People dying everywhere
Happy Birthday.

Okay, it’s much funnier sung. But it was certainly going through my mind sitting in the Durango ER tonight, waiting for my X-rays.

I hope to hell this isn’t a sign of the year to come. If it is, I should just find myself a cave now and not come out until I turn 26.

4 thoughts on “An Inauspicous Start To 25

  1. Reply Laz Jun 9,2006 6:27 am

    Sorry to hear that; I know you were looking forward to the trip. I’ve always said it’s all downhill after 25… :)

    Could be worse. Instead of going back to L.A. to loaf around for a week, you could be going back to the Luxor. I hear it’s the Sux0r.

  2. Reply Ellen Jun 10,2006 7:13 am

    They already have enough of my bux0r. The Days Inn in Blythe, CA will have to suffice.

  3. Reply Christin Jun 11,2006 1:23 am

    Well that sucks. Hopefully, you can run over it with a TruxOr on your way back to L.A. Enjoy your chilling, or as much as you can with a balky ankle. And many morbid, belated returns on your 25. Hopefully, my 28th is just as terrible. :)

  4. Reply Ellen Jun 11,2006 7:32 am

    I certainly hope your 28th is better than my 25th. As much as I’m painting a happy face on this for the sake of my own sanity, I would not wish this experience on anyone.

    On the plus side, my arms are going to be super-buff from crutching my heavy ass around for a week. I’ll be able to lift five cases of Coke at once when I go back to work.

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