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renniekins
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Skating Accident
I had a very relaxing holiday weekend. It was the weekend of Much Sleep. My cold was weird. It never got terrible, but it totally knocked me out...I slept for a majority of Saturday and Sunday. hm, lots of Friday too, come to think of it. I would wake up, check email, eat something, settle on the couch, and before I knew it I would be asleep again. I couldn't believe how much sleep I got, and how exhausted I was! Oh well, I guess that was what my body needed to heal. Good thing I was able to take the time to rest, maybe that's why it never got too awful.

Today I'm mostly better, although I still have a dark throaty sound to my voice. It actually sounds kinda sexy (in my opinion), so that's okay. Too bad it's been wasted on coworkers, instead of, well, you know, phone sex and stuff.

My only accomplishment on Sunday was waking at at 4pm from my nap and dragging myself to synchro practice. As it turns out, I shoulda stayed home, because I ended up squishing one of my teammates and sending her to the hospital. Not a good practice.

Now before you start looking at me in that accusatory way, let me tell you the whole story! She was skating somewhat-injured, having hurt her hip the week before. We were backwards in a fast-moving line, doing some footwork, and she tripped. She went down fast, and she was right in front of me. In falling she swept my legs completely out from under me; there was nothing I could do. I fell backwards directly onto her. She cushioned my fall so I was fine, but she had her weight plus mine slamming her shoulder into the ice. Yuck.

I felt positively awful about what happened, even though I knew perfectly well there was nothing I could have done to prevent it. Anyway she was in a lot of pain and couldn't move her arm/shoulder, so they called an ambulance and off she went. Definitely not a good practice. People kept joking that at least it was me who landed on her, and not one of the bigger skaters on the team. Well I may be small, but when I'm moving fast I still hit hard! Not to mention the very-solid ice surface....

Fortunately we found out this morning that she didn't break or dislocate anything after all. I felt a little less-guilty when I heard that. There may be some rotator cuff damage...hopefully not! Hopefully she'll heal up quickly. Our first competition is Saturday. I know she can't skate that, but come January the season will be in full swing. We need everybody in working order. That includes my knee, her shoulder, and all the other random injuries people are nursing this season!!
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From: blueskies131 Date: December 1st, 2003 09:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
i know what your saying about the cold thing. i have got one right now.
greyyguy From: greyyguy Date: December 1st, 2003 09:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heheh... ooo... sicky phone sex! :)

Glad to hear that you didn't break your teammate.
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: December 2nd, 2003 07:00 am (UTC) (Link)
How about a voice sample?

You are right there was nothing you could have done to avoid hitting her.

Let's face it synchro is a bloodsport!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 2nd, 2003 11:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Ironically, I designed this shirt just a month or two ago!
http://www.cafepress.com/synchro
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: December 2nd, 2003 11:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Cool

I like the jersey the best!
From: darkonyx Date: December 2nd, 2003 07:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Sexy voice huh. For a good time, call me! :)

I'm glad the injury to your teammate doesn't sound severe. It's just one of those unfortunate accidents that happen. Try not to blame yourself (like you said - there's nothing you could have done).

Jake "the Snake" Goodall
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 2nd, 2003 11:25 am (UTC) (Link)
*grin* Maybe next time!
tammylc From: tammylc Date: December 2nd, 2003 08:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Way back when I was a teenager, I worked at McDonald's. One time I was working drive-thru and was recovering from a head cold, which meant I had that sexy-husky voice thing going on. I kept getting pick-up lines over the speaker, but nobody who followed through once they got to the window.

"Yeah, I'll have a big mac, a large fry... and your phone number."
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 2nd, 2003 11:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Funny!! I'm surprised people could even tell you had a sexy voice though, since those speakers tend to be so bad.
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: December 2nd, 2003 09:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Where is Saturday's competition?

Is it open to the public?

Is it this one:
6-7 Dr. Richard Porter Synchronized Classic sponsored by the Ann Arbor FSC at Ann Arbor Ice Cube, 2121 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. For more information contact Mary Reilly, 734-995-0136?

Earlier I think I was thinking of a phone post.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 2nd, 2003 11:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Yep, that's the one! It is open, but there may be a charge I don't know. I'm supposed to skate around 5? or 6?

I have a phone post planned for tonight if I get time. (:
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: December 2nd, 2003 12:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cool

Post the info so people can decide whether to go or not!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 2nd, 2003 09:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well...we're not very polished this time of year; it's our first competition. I generally don't invite people until later in the season.... Not that anybody is not welcome -- we'll just look better later!
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: December 3rd, 2003 03:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Considering most of us will have only seen it on tape at best how will we know if its not good?

Also we could show our support with vigorous clapping!
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