ethernight
in which I invite you to laugh at my pain
December 17th, 2006 09:29 pm
Last night at The Island of Lost Toys, suburban_gypsy was kind enough to store my coat in the VIP area. Several hours and a few strong drinks later, I went to retrieve it. Now, the VIP area was located in a tiny room at the top of a staircase near the front entrance. I fetched my things after a bit of hunting around the room, trying not to disturb the Mutaytors too much, and headed back out to meet Adam.

About halfway down the stairs, I slipped. I failed to grab the railing, and everything slowed down as I dived headfirst toward the girl sitting on the bottom step and the concrete beyond. Sailing through the air I had lots of time to determine that there wasn't a thing I could do to stop myself. Then time sped up for the whole landing bit (for which I'm rather grateful), and I found myself on my back staring up at a circle of concerned faces.

You know those after school specials and anti-drug commercials that show a someone collapsing on the dance floor, and everyone dances right over their spasming body without so much as a glance? Don't believe it for a second. I don't think that happens anywhere, but if it does it's sure not in the rave scene. It was quite an effort to assure everyone that I was ok, and fend off offers of help. One girl even insisted that I take her water. I didn't really want it, but there's no use fighting a raver who believes that bottled water is the magical elixir that cures all ails.

Now, the part where I landed is all a bit of a blur, and I'm not clear on the mechanics of it. But my injuries tell an interesting story. There's a little teeny scratch on my forehead, a cluster of scrapes and bruises on the back of my left shoulder, a pretty big bruise the outside of my left arm between my elbow and shoulder, a small scrape on my hip near the hipbone, and a really big scab on my left knee. Oh, and of course a pretty gnarly purple and black bruise to my pride.

Given this information, I can only imagine that I did a rather comical somersault, hitting just about every bit that was sticking out on the way. Luckily, I appear to have come out of the situation without a concussion, and no one I knew was around to see it, which I think is the best I can hope for.
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From:madbard
Date:December 18th, 2006 - 05:42 am
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Yikes! Glad you're okay.

(There seems to be a lot of this going on lately. q.v. kittenrae's journal.)
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From:severed_rose
Date:December 18th, 2006 - 06:02 am
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Awwww!! :*( That sucks. I'm sorry. I'm glad you're ok!
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:December 18th, 2006 - 06:42 am

Sibling banter

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That's hysterical!
What's wrong with all these people saying "I'm sorry" and the like. Lighten up, laugh your ass off at another's missery.
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From:auryn29a
Date:December 18th, 2006 - 06:49 am
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Luckily, I appear to have come out of the situation without a concussion, and no one I knew was around to see it, which I think is the best I can hope for.

And so you post it on livejournal.

I'm glad you're relatively okay!
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From:hutta
Date:December 18th, 2006 - 06:54 am
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You know those after school specials and anti-drug commercials that show a someone collapsing on the dance floor, and everyone dances right over their spasming body without so much as a glance? Don't believe it for a second. I don't think that happens anywhere, but if it does it's sure not in the rave scene.

It happens in the Korean pop music scene, apparently.
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From:suburban_gypsy
Date:December 18th, 2006 - 08:01 am
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I'm glad that you weren't seriously hurt! Let's just blame the Mutaytor.
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From:suburban_gypsy
Date:December 18th, 2006 - 08:07 am
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And if it makes you feel any better, what I find amusing most about the story (since you're alright and all) is that it was YOU of all people being the one who took the dive. It's like when a cat does something clumsy - you just don't see it coming. It should bring you some comfort to know that my schema of Alissa is one of general grace and collectedness.
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From:ethernight
Date:December 18th, 2006 - 08:14 am
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Aw, thanks. :)
From:nix_nevermind
Date:December 20th, 2006 - 07:13 am
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Best comment running!
From:hnybny
Date:December 18th, 2006 - 09:54 pm
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Wow, you're the second of my LJ friends to take a header in the last month. Yeowch!! I'm glad you're okay.
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From:nix_nevermind
Date:December 19th, 2006 - 11:55 pm
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Ack! I finally found the time and attention to read this. It's great that you're both relatively unharmed and able to point to something and say, "Yeah, that happened at a party. Good times!" The moral about the rave scene was heartwarming.
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From:1_aga
Date:December 20th, 2006 - 06:01 am

I'm so glad you're OK

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And once again I'm reminded of what a talented writer you are.
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