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07 June 2013 @ 05:49 pm
Sometimes I forget that I am Pipsqueak the Tin Dyke.

Then I have to go transport a hamper of (clean) laundry from my car to my house in the pouring rain. Which means jogging because, uhm, wet. It's quite an interesting lope.

*Step* "SQUEAK" *step* "SQUEAK" *step* "SQUEAK"

Then I have to go and stub my toe on one of the uneven steps just to change up the beat.

*Step* "SQUEAK" "yowch!" *step* "SQUEAK" "yowch!" *step* "SQUEAK" "yowch!"

My housemate heard the tail end of my odd chant as I made it in the door with my clean, thoroughly-speckled clothes. "What the--?" asked she, quite logically.

"I did my laundry, it's raining, and my body squeaks." We both started cracking up as I stood doubled over my hamper. Sometimes that's all that's to be done with life's absurdities!

Now I'm going to go attend to my bleeding (expletive and descriptive) toe. All of you take comfort in the fact that I will never be sneaking up on any of you again.


[Crossposted from dreamwidth.]
lash_laruelash_larue on June 7th, 2013 10:25 pm (UTC)
Sorry about the toe. I used to do that all the time when I was a kid. Now I just break them on furniture occasionally.

I have to admit that I shall rest easier knowing that I might hear you coming, as long as my hearing aids are in, I mean.

Kiwi Crocus: Readwrite || Book and mug.cranky__crocus on June 7th, 2013 11:26 pm (UTC)
Eh, compared to other injuries in my life, the toe is nothing. :P I've got a little bandage on it now and all's good! (I'm all sorts of used to breaking toes, too, between stubbing my pinkie on furniture and playing years of football/soccer.)

I can't promise that I won't be scheming a way to find a sneak-strategy again however. Some have been so bold as to sort me Slytherin, you know.
therealsnape: Honeybadger don't caretherealsnape on June 8th, 2013 08:27 am (UTC)
Forewarned is forearmed, certainly.

Sorry about the toe. I always wonder why such relatively small body parts need quite so many nerve-ends. When you hurt them, it's like the end of the world.
Kiwi Crocus: Fantasy || Mermaid swimming.cranky__crocus on June 11th, 2013 06:24 pm (UTC)
I always wonder why such relatively small body parts need quite so many nerve-ends.
I have wondered the same. Was poor timing that I had to march in a parade the next day! Thankfully I have a wonky hip so I got away with using a wheelchair. ;D (I like being able to say "thankfully I have a wonky hip" every once in a while!)
Looking for a good wordfixnwrtr on June 8th, 2013 03:18 pm (UTC)
What a wonderfully descriptive and funny post. Just what I need this morning with not much sleep and a day full of chores to deal with. Thanks.

I am sorry about the toe and I think WD40 will help with the squeak so you can go back to sneaking up on people.

Edited at 2013-06-08 03:18 pm (UTC)
Kiwi Crocus: TV || Xena || Laughter.cranky__crocus on June 11th, 2013 06:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm so pleased that the humour worked for you. (: It's certainly what works for me in such times. I hope your chores went well and that you got some sleep!

I am certainly thinking of purchasing a WD40 pen or other single-use container that I can whip out when I get too squeaky and pretend to give myself a fix-er-up.
CaroRulescarorules on June 9th, 2013 05:09 pm (UTC)