my non-cooking related moment of stupidity:
that movie, 'Girl, Interrupted' was coming on in like a minute a couple of yrs. ago. so i didn't want to miss the beginning. i needed a box of kleenex, so i flew down to the basement as fast as i could to get a box of 'em and jumped from like 8 steps up off the side of the stairs down onto the concrete floor in an effort to save time.
my jaw just fell open and i kept gasping through these 'i'm in LOTS of pain' noises. i dragged myself up 2 flights of stairs with the handrails and through the hallways and proceeded to drink lots of wine.
my heel was very broken. it went undiagnosed for weeks. (can you say, 'potential lawsuit?') i insisted it was broken. a bone scan and 3
doctors later, this was confirmed. on went a cast.
next stupid thing i did was get tired of this cast digging into my shin like a
month later, so i had my boyfriend and brother hacksaw it off.
the second i put weight on it, i almost fell. it was like my bones shifted and i could feel it.
on went another cast (the dr. was none too pleased w/ me, to say the least). at least this time it was about an inch below my kneecap instead of right up to it, so my shin didn't dig into it as much.