Monday, January 5, 2009

At Least My Ass would Have Cushioned the Fall

News flash! Ice causes falls!

Especially when it's a 2" thick floor of ice under 4" of fresh snow... My town is great about plowing, however, they plow into huge piles, blocking the drainage when the sun is out long enough to melt the damn stuff. Therefore, I have Lake Quin in my street gutter and spilled onto my sidewalk (I live at the top of a 6% grade hill), making for beautiful skating... I simply decided to do said skating sans skates, falling up hill, flat on my face.

It cost me a cup of coffee, the scuffed toes of my cowboy boots, and my pride. Always looking for a positive, the coffee melted a patch big enough for me to gain my balance, and move onto the sidewalk to the house.

Lesson learned?


Buy salt.

14 comments:

the Constantly Dramatic One said...

I swear to ceiling cat I'm not laughing over here. Really!

But there's always coffee no?

=D

Cormac Brown said...

Ouch...





...dammit, where's Vincent D'Onofrio? We need him to kiss it and make it better.

vinny said...

I was thinking ouch too.

raino said...

oh lord! like you needed this. poor you.

austere said...

Horrid.

Come to where the sunshine is, come to Mooombai county.

Solomon said...

Try some rock salt. It does the same job but it's grittier.

harrietv said...

Awww! I hate that. We use generic clay kitty litter, which works about as well as anything.

However, a co-worker of mine was once reduced to sprinkling her walk with Wheatena, which she said worked fine.

Prince Gomolvilas said...

Coffee is bad.

Peter Varvel said...

Salt, yes. AND epsom salts.

Therapeutic Ramblings said...

Golf shoes. AWESOME on ice. The metal ones....though I guess the plastic ones would work well too.

Loobell said...

poor Quin... Glad that only the pride was dented slightly. It is a bit like that here at the moment.. Had to walk down to the shop and felt like I needed some ice skates!

Bill From Gainesville said...

Help I have fallen and I cant get up.... (and Quinn I realize you got up because obvs you posted this, but I just think it is funny to say that line from those commercials when people fall)

quin browne said...

Thankfully, my boobages broke most of the fall!

coastrat said...

Yes, lots of salt! Glad you weren't hurt...