April 20, 2006

Tales of toe woe

If someone with whom I am not acquainted happens upon this site, he or she may wonder about the origin of my nickname. After all, anybody can make a stick of butter explode in their oven; that doesn't make them a calamity. No, no it doesn't. But can just anybody smash both of their big toes within a one-year period? Aha! I thought not.

Toe number 1 fell victim to a laptop computer which suddenly decided to leave the safety of my lap for the exhilaration of a free-fall. This wasn't one of those newfangled light-weight laptop computers, either. Long story short, my toenail eventually turned funny colours, then popped off one day when I caught it as I was pulling on a sock.

Toe number 2 has an even more sorrowful tale. I was tamping gravel in preparation for building a garden wall, and since I don't own steel-toed boots I was wearing running shoes. My usual lack of coordination led to the forceful meeting of tamper and toe. Another long story short... well, perhaps a photo array will convey my pain.


Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! I've seen these pictures before and yet somehow I have to keep looking!!!!

Shannan said...

Just wanted to stop by and say Hi!
Nothing like some bloody toes to pep up an otherwise dull Thursday!


HAR said...

That was not the way I intended to start my morning. BUT, injuries aside, your feet are not bad looking at all.