Sunday, August 21, 2011


The things I do to myself.

Short story... shorter: I walked to my folks' yesterday for a swim and brought Logan along to visit in the back yard. On the way back, we were crossing a small street. Now, I've been teaching Logan to cross streets quickly because I'm an overprotective "puppy parent", and this time he decided to bolt. I was hanging on tight to his leash, and, as I ran with him, tripped over a curb and landed chin-first on the end of someone's driveway, splitting my chin open and cutting up my right knee and a few fingers on my left hand in the process. Funny part is, I feel like I subconsciously let it happen that way - after all, Logan didn't get away from me and my drawing hand was unscathed.

I got up, dusted myself off, walked the rest of the way home (stopping to chat and joke about it with a few neighbours while bleeding out of my chin), brought Logan in and gave him a dental bone, and called my mom for a ride to the hospital to get stitched up - I would have driven myself, but I had to hold gauze up to my chin to avoid bleeding all over the place. I spent most of the car ride and the wait at the hospital just laughing about it - I honestly hope someone saw my little faceplant, because it must have been hilarious.

It wasn't that bad, all said. According to the doctor, it was only a gash about an inch long and half an inch wide, but compared to the two other times I split my chin open (when I was a kid), it was pretty minor. I was only in the ER for an hour and a half, and everyone there was super nice and helpful - some people can complain about socialized medical care all they want, but I got good, quick care and didn't leave with a bill, so I've never been happier with the system. After I got stitched up and got a tetanus booster, I thanked the doctor and nurses profusely and left smiling. Not a bad experience.

For the hell of it, here are a few pictures. Click to embiggen!

If you look closely, you can make out my previous chin scars. Let's just call this one "completing the hat trick".


  1. ouch... wipeout indeed...
    that isn't a minor split...

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  2. It's not that bad, really. My childhood ones were probably twice as long.