Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Gimp...

I forgot that I never mentioned this one.

The reason I've been away for a few days is simple: my boyfriend is a gimp.

He was on a ski trip (and I could stop there and let you all conclude the rest, as it's a fairly obvious story, but this one has a...twist) and went down a really steep hill. He didn't crash into a tree and he didn't fall down. In fact, he made it all the way down the hill. And when he'd reached flat ground (his nemesis, he'll tell you) he turned to take a photo of what he had conquered. And twisted his knee.


There was a pop, and then he couldn't really use it. So, like any sane man, he skiied on it all day. And then he calls me at 10:30 at night to tell me he's outside of Madison and should be home in a few hours. Okay...

So I got to tend to him all weekend. Saturday we drove to Mokena to get his crutches from his dad's place. And then we went to a birthday party. And Sunday was spent entirely indoors because neither of us wanted to go out.

And I was running to get things for him, to find his crutches, carrying things, openeing doors, etc.

So that's where I was.

Side note: When we went out to eat on Saturday, I was filling our drinks when our order came up. A complete stranger offered to bring our food to our table when he saw that the order they'd called belonged to the man on crutches. See? People aren't always bad. Oh, but my boyfriend told the guy I'd get it, knowing that a drink in each hand isn't enough to carry.

*shakes head*

I love him. And that's why I didn't mind being away.

Anywho...I'll stop rambling.



Don't Feed The Pixies said...

That's the kind of thing that would happen to me!

I heard a story, possibly apocryphal, that one of the moon astronauts (assuming you believe they were there) made the launch off, landed, walked about and came back safely - only to fall and break his leg in the bath.

Goes to show xx

BTW - you shouldn't let your boyfriend make you do everything for him - it will do him good to get off his lazy ass and excercise that leg! :)

Emily said...

Husband popped his ankle like that playing indoor soccer. And then played all night on it. I had to forcibly drag him to the ER for x-rays.


Viewtiful_Justin said...

@ Emily: Boys, indeed. I don't get them, but I love them.

@ Pixies: I think I heard that story, too! And, yeah he should do it himself, but when he can't even put any weight on it, it's hard to watch him hobble around. He's going to get it looked at today, so...who knows.

Lea said...

I hope he heals soon!