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.