Vulcan’s Peak

Someday we’ll both look back and have to laugh…

December 15, 2003 6:12 pm

I had a little adventure concerning my finger and the car door today…ouchies.

Turned out, that was the least of it, though. I had just arrived at the post office and I guess was just still in shock from jamming my finger, because I fainted there in the post office lobby, standing in line. Twice. It was truly bizzare, like something out of a dream – I open my eyes and there I am on the floor looking up at all these shocked people. After the second time, the people around me insist that I need help (I wasn’t about to argue at that point), and that I certainly mustn’t drive (wasn’t going to argue that either). One nice lady pulls out her cell phone and calls 911 (!!!), while I realize that the man talking to me was my seventh grade math teacher. At the same time another woman flashes a card saying that she’s a nurse and offers me her cell phone to call someone who could come for me. Little problem with that – Dad’s half an hour away; Mom’s ten minutes away, but I have her car. So my former math teacher offers to drive over and fetch her. By this point, the paramedics have arrived and are taking pulse, blood pressure, that sort of thing. Mother shows up promptly, and they leave me with her, with admonitions to go rest and that sort of thing.

Apparently a wee bit of random fainting runs in my family…guess now I know that I did get that gene.

My faith in the goodness of humanity in general has been restored today, too.    🙂
Go gag if you like, I care not!

Anyway, that was MY adventure of the day. And here I thought my excitement today was going to be in checking my brother out of school to get his braces off and chortling about signing in the column that says “parent signature”. Hee hee!

Postscript for those who are about to remember that this started with my finger and freak out over that: It looks almost normal, and come one – I’m typing with it! I did keep ice (or rather, frozen veggies) on in all afternoon, but it’s certainly not broken, maybe a little bruised and swollen is all. I’ll be fine, promise.

[Apologies to Billy Joel for stealing my title from him.]

16 Responses to “Someday we’ll both look back and have to laugh…”

Pug wrote a comment on December 15, 2003

One nice thing comes from this: Assurance that you weren’t adopted.

Congratulations on being dramatic, though. I’m sure you breathed new life into the days of everyone around you at the post office, and broke a lot of tedium. That’s good, right? 🙂

Elf wrote a comment on December 15, 2003

At least I do the fainting thing for a reason. (Reason number one why not to give blood anymore.)

I like the idea of using frozen vegetables on serious injuries. How about when we’re next adventuring in winter, we make Tae carry vegetables to use as ice packs. ^_^

Stephanie wrote a comment on December 16, 2003

Ouchies….sorry about the finger. and the whole fainting thing. I hope you feel better

And I can sympathize with the finger thing…..box cutters are evil. On the other hand, my thumb actually looks like a thumb now…instead of some mangled, mostly dead digit

Carmen wrote a comment on December 16, 2003

Meep! =( Poor Katie…

But, yay for nice peoples at Der Post to help you out! (Dem Post?) Glad there’re no further ill effects; there’s no way we’d be able to find another Katie at *this* time of year. (Or any other, for that matter. ;D)

Frozen veggies, eh? You get extra points if it was broccoli.

Pug wrote a comment on December 16, 2003

Why extra points for broccoli? I’d much rather *eat* the broccoli than use it for an ice pack.

Crunch wrote a comment on December 16, 2003

Pain pain pain pain. Pain pain pain pain. Pain pain pain pain….
(sung to the melody of the Crunch song)

Odette wrote a comment on December 16, 2003

…the scary thing here is that I know what he means by “the melody of the Crunch song”…

*chuckles* Well, Carmen, I’m sorry I’m so hard to replace. …I think. *frowns in confusion*   😉

No, no broccoli this time – I had corn until it got too melty and then I used green beans. Then we ate the corn for supper. Tee hee!

Tae wrote a comment on December 16, 2003

Peas are the best. At least that’s what Tae carries around. You don’t know half the stuff she’s got to fix minor stuff. Ya’ll are just too intent on killing yourselves to find out!
This better not have been a ploy to get you out of today causing I’m coming for you anyways. 😉

Odette wrote a comment on December 16, 2003

Peas are good – I used some of those when I had my wisdom teeth out. And I promise it’s not a ploy – I can even do my own buttons, mommy, really!

Crunch wrote a comment on December 16, 2003

Peas peas peas peas. Peas peas peas peas. Peas peas peas peas…

I’M ADORABLE!!!!!!!!

Odette wrote a comment on December 17, 2003

Down, boy.

Tae wrote a comment on December 17, 2003

No, you’re not.

Crunch wrote a comment on December 17, 2003

I’m not? That makes me a sad, sad panda. 🙁

Tae wrote a comment on December 18, 2003

Panda?

Pug wrote a comment on December 18, 2003

He’s just a teddy bear.

Pug wrote a comment on January 15, 2004

Well, it’s now been one month since Lady Vulcan updated her blog. She’s not even pointed out the new address. I’m hurt. Well, not really.

Care to comment?