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Slip-sliding away

So on Tuesday I slipped on the ice on the steps of my house and broke my left arm.  I was on my way to the gym.

And they say irony is dead.

I almost went to the gym anyway. Thought it was just a bruise, until I realized that every time I tried to move it, I experienced heights of pain normally not achievable outside of Apache torture sessions.

There are a number of things I learned from this experience.  One, obviously, is to keep your steps shoveled.  A second is that if you have to go to the emergency room, 5:30 AM is the time to do it.  I was in and out of there in 45 minutes.  And that includes putting the cast on.

A third is that there are a number of things you can do with one hand.  You can drive a stick shift, for example, although it's a little tricky:  if you're going into a curve, you better do you shifting beforehand, because you're not going to do it during.  You can even shovel snow, however belatedly, or run a snow blower with one hand.  You can get dressed with one hand, too, although it'll take you about fifteen minutes; buttoning a shirt is a bear. 

So is typing, it turns out.  I have worked out a way I can type with two hands, but it's not terribly effective, and I can't do it for too long.  So I'm not going to be posting anything next week.  I also have three briefs due next week, so we'll see how that goes.

See you in March.

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