with special thanks to bruise photographer and nerve damage speculation expert brother bear. who should come back and visit as soon as possible. (seriously dude, it was fantastic.) also, in case you were curious, they're getting darker and darker by the day. and the swelling's going down too.
update: it should be noted that this is TEN WHOLE DAYS after the crash!
oh my gosh, i had forgotten how much i love love love a footnote!1 i haven't really used them much2 since i finished my thesis awhile ago, but i'm writing an article right now and using them and i am happy as a clam!3 seriously!
______________ 1 a lot, in case you hadn't picked that up yet. 2 okay, i have used them a little bit. but not a lot. 3 even though i can't figure out how to make the numbers above superscript. well, okay, i probably could, but i really need to just write this article instead, unfortunately.
i totally wiped out tonight turning left through a major intersection. i was wearing a helmet, gloves, and my brand new kneewarmers, and i was really glad about all of those. i skinned my hand, bloodied my knees, banged my chin (i'm going to have the kind of facial bruising that makes strangers wonder if i am a victim of relationship violence), and hit my head real good. my bike is fine, but it and i both flew a bit. but i was with a good friend, and then another good friend came to get us in his station wagon and then fed us dinner. but it was still kind of lame.
when i took off my kneewarmers (which somehow miraculously didn't tear even though my knees did), there was a bunch of skin stuck to one of them! gross!