Monday, January 21, 2008

More Q & A...

This was a fun question from my friend, Kecia. She asks...

Have you ever hurt youself watching a Super Bowl Game? How? ;)

Well Kecia, yes, as a matter of fact, I have hurt myself while watching a Super Bowl game.

Now’s a good time to tell you that Kecia is my long-time friend. We went to college together but we really got to know each other after college because our husbands were in seminary together.

We were a part of a really great church, and a really great Sunday school class. And we had some fabulous parties back in the day! One of those fun parties involved watching the Dallas Cowboys win their second straight Super Bowl. Very exciting times. Our church owned a house next door to the church, and we often had our get-togethers in that house. After the Super Bowl ended, I gathered up all my dishes (what’s a party without food, right?) and took them to the car, then ran back inside to get my purse. Apparently I didn’t notice the sliding glass door and ran smack into it. The impact knocked me on my rear, and my nose, which took the brunt of the impact, started gushing blood...lots and lots of blood. It was so embarrassing, and probably a bit funny too--to everyone but me. My nose bled a ton, and hurt like crazy, but thankfully wasn’t broken. It was pretty swollen though and when the swelling went down a few days later, I discovered to my absolute horror that I had two black eyes. Two. Black. Eyes. And they were still black a couple of weeks later on Valentines Day. I was mortified.

Sadly that wasn’t the last of my nose woes. At a birthday party for my next-door-neighbor a couple of years ago, I had another nose incident resulting again in two black eyes. Two. Black. Eyes. If you want to feel sorry for me, you can read all about that incident here. And it really would make me feel better to know that you feel sorry for me. It really, really would.

10 comments:

Diane J. said...

I remember the incident back in October. But twice? You had the bloody nose and black eyes TWICE? ;o)

Poor Mer, I do feel sorry for you. Bless your little heart, God love you. :o)

Jessica opened the freezer door and leaned forward before it cleared. She rammed her nose into the door edge and did the same thing. We were almost sure it was broken but it wasn't. Couldn't have missed it by much, though. And she did have two black eyes for a couple of weeks. There's only so much makeup can cover up, you know? ;o)

Gretchen said...

Nose-body nose the trouble you've seen... ;)

Julie said...

I feel sorry for you!

: )

Stephanie said...

Wow!! I'm feeling sympathy while I smile. = )

*carrie* said...

Mer,

So are you saying football is hazardous not only to play, but also to watch? =)

Kellie said...

That is a very sad story! ;)

Do you bruise easily?

A Chelsea Morning said...

OK, I feel really, really, really sorry for you. Because just reading about this made my nose ache. Perhaps you should wear some kind of helmet on big game days. LOL

And wait till you read my answer to a question regarding the dumbest thing I've ever done. I don't want to spoil the surprise, but it involves me slamming my own head in a car door. Feel better?

Jenn said...

Ouch! Some of the worst pain I have ever had involved my nose! So sorry you hit it twice and the fun black eyes! Just glad you never broke your nose.

CrownLaidDown said...

Awwwwww...poor Mer. Funny Kecia! Funny Gretchen! Poor, poor Mer!

I would not have laughed until later :)

Love you friend!
holly

Kecia said...

I'm just now making it online to read this...and it still makes me say "ouch"! And it really wouldn't have been funny (except maybe later) if you hadn't kept saying, through the tears, "What do I look like? Am I ugly?"
And Mike loves to remember how everyone was talking about the losing coach, saying how sad it was that he could never win, and you walked in, asked what we were talking about, laughed, and yelled, "LOSER!" with much glee. Happy memories. :)