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Re: broken ribs


I have to agree with Jim. I confess I laughed out loud. I also agree you
could certainly be a writer. I could just picture it. Sorry you got hurt
though. That part stinks....
A


Andrea H
hodgesaa@earthlink.net
EarthLink Revolves Around You.


> [Original Message]
> From: james singer <jsinger@igc.org>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 2/8/2005 5:07:37 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] broken ribs
>
> Damn, that's funny, David. Think I'm going to have to learn how to ski.
>
> On Tuesday, February 8, 2005, at 02:22 PM, David Franzman wrote:
>
> > Uh, hi!  Well my wife says I'm up for a Darwin Award.  Well, had it 
> > been more
> > serious I would have been up for the award.  I've been skiing since I 
> > was a
> > kid and I like to ski fairly fast.  I do have one bane on my skiiing
> > experience and that is that ski boots kill my feet.  They twist my 
> > feet into
> > unnatural positions cutting off circulation.  And women thought 
> > mamograms were
> > bad you ought to try and force yourself into boots that don't fit and 
> > then ski
> > in them.  So, I bought myself some new boots.  Well, they don't hurt 
> > as bad as
> > some but they aren't exactly loafers either.
> > So, about 2pm I unbuckled my boots and went merrily down the hill 
> > racing past
> > my son and nephew.  Ha!  They still can't catch me.  Then it was time 
> > to stop
> > on a dime and if you've ever skied that entails throwing your skis 
> > sideways to
> > the mountain.  The faster you are going the more snow you throw with 
> > the skis.
> > Very impressive especially for impressionable young lads.  Only 
> > problem this
> > time was that I literally skied right out of my unbucked boots.
> >
> > As I was mid-air heading head first toward the downhill slope in a 
> > battle
> > against gravity...which I was loosing badly...I remember thinking 
> > first "I
> > wonder what happened" and second "this is going to hurt."  Sure enough 
> > a ski,
> > a pole or maybe even my boot slammed into my ribs.  I'm not sure if it
> > happened while in the air or right after I hit the ground and slid 
> > about
> > twenty feet but it knocked the air out of me and I lay stunned for 
> > about 30 or
> > 40 seconds.  I didn't want to seem like a weeny because the boys were 
> > behind
> > me and I was right under the chairlift with people pointing with their 
> > mouths
> > wide open.
> >
> > When I sat up I looked up the hill and there by golly was one ski with 
> > the
> > boot still attached.  I quickly looked down at my foot to make sure it 
> > wasn't
> > in the boot as well.  Fortunately, it was still attached to my ankle.  
> > I was
> > much relieved.  I knew my side hurt but what could I do?  I went 
> > skiing again
> > for a few more runs.  That night was agony!
> >
> > It's now three weeks later and I can move around with more freedom, 
> > cough
> > without too much pain and even bend over.  Life is good again and we're
> > planning another skiing weekend.  The weather was so nice last time I 
> > might
> > ski in shorts this time.
> >
> > DF
> > http://www.atouchofthetropics.net
> >
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> Island Jim
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> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Zone 10a
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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