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September 15, 2011

my swollen eye

File under: things I didn’t even know you could do until now.

Last night I was getting into bed with a book in my hand (“La Seduction,” an ironically tedious examination of all the ways the French fill their lives with pleasure).

At the same time, I was attempting to pull the covers up. Can you see where this is going? Neither did I!

The book slipped from my hand as I pulled and bashed me in the bridge of the nose. Yes, I came damn near to breaking my own nose with a book. In bed.

It takes skill, people.

  1. Elvie permalink
    September 15, 2011 09:39

    We must be related. Covering bird cage, tripped on cover, hit my nose on the metal bars. Saw stars. Not broken, but feels like it. What a way to end the evening for both of us.

    • September 16, 2011 16:35

      Huh. Must have been something in the air. We do come from an extraordinarily graceless family!

  2. September 15, 2011 09:55

    We should start a club. I was ‘adjusting’ myself after putting on my bra and my hand slipped – basically I slugged myself in the jaw. Hard. I couldn’t open my jaw for a couple of minutes. I think I came very close to dislocating it. Talent abounds.

    • September 16, 2011 16:35

      Dang. I haven’t done that, but once I fell and put my fist below me, thus slugging myself in the ribs with my body weight. I wish my talent were singing or something.

  3. September 15, 2011 10:25

    Yet another example that books are dangerous.

    • September 16, 2011 16:36

      That’s why I’m sticking to People magazine from now on.

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  5. September 16, 2011 08:09

    I do that kind of thing all the time – weird, huh?

    • September 16, 2011 16:36

      Weird…I dunno. It seems all too normal to me. Sadly.

  6. September 16, 2011 14:41

    Hello and thanks for stopping by my blog.
    That book you were reading sure sounds interesting – I hope it was worth the bump on your nose! (-:

    • September 16, 2011 16:38

      The book is a good idea, but it isn’t well executed. Or maybe I’m just not in the mood for how charming and seductive the French are when I feel so uncharming and unseductive. If those are words.

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  8. September 19, 2011 16:56

    So your book, it’s action packed I pressume!! lol I hope you are ok!


    • September 20, 2011 12:11

      My nose still aches a bit. I am taking it as a cautionary tale – books are dangerous!

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