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Thu, Nov. 17th, 2005, 08:12 pm

It seems I'm going ice skating on saturday. Expect a post from cartographer to begin "So, mr_wombat broke both his arms today..."

My website woes seem to be getting resolved, thanks in part to the helpful information provided by cliph. It seems to be the pattern that whenever I get some decent progress done on a project something happens to derail it and make a pain in the arse rather than a creative endeavour so I should really have expected it.

Edit: I meant Saturday. I'm working tomorrow - less fun, but less likely to involve me screaming and falling down.

Thu, Nov. 17th, 2005 09:14 pm (UTC)
ailbhe

Interesting. I did that on 18 October 1998. It's very inconvenient but you do get good at flushing toilets with your toes.

Thu, Nov. 17th, 2005 10:34 pm (UTC)
iresprite

Yes, but how did you balance yourself?

Thu, Nov. 17th, 2005 10:43 pm (UTC)
ailbhe

On a scales, of course.

Fri, Nov. 18th, 2005 01:06 am (UTC)
microgirl

You went ice-skating or you broke both your arms? I assume the latter. What on earth were you doing!?

Fri, Nov. 18th, 2005 01:08 am (UTC)
ailbhe

I went ice-skating and broke both my arms. I thought that was plain.

Fri, Nov. 18th, 2005 01:09 am (UTC)
microgirl

Seemed too much of a coincidence for it to be that exact thing. You could've fallen out of a tree :)

Fri, Nov. 18th, 2005 09:24 am (UTC)
mr_wombat

Seems reasonable to me. I mean, if everyone else is doing that "round in circles" crap you might as well try something a little different.

Fri, Nov. 18th, 2005 01:20 am (UTC)
sheridanwilde: mostly 'armless

i've got one broken arm right now, and that's enough of a pain (in various senses of the word) - i can't imagine what it is / was like for you. are you still in casts?

Fri, Nov. 18th, 2005 11:49 am (UTC)
ailbhe: Re: mostly 'armless

It was in 1998. Actually, I didn't have casts, because in one arm I fractured two bones meeting in the elbow joint, and in the other I did 3. So I had to flex the elbows regularly to stop the bones fusing together in there. *That* was fun. It wasn't so bad once I could wiggle my fingers again, though I did spend a few weeks drinking out of straws and having other people cut up my dinners.

Fri, Nov. 18th, 2005 01:03 am (UTC)
zionblue

Do u need any skating pointers? I'm a figure skating instructor you know! *grins*

Fri, Nov. 18th, 2005 09:23 am (UTC)
mr_wombat

I've never even been on rollerskates in my life, never mind ice skates. Pointers would be good, a metaphorical zimmerframe would be better :)

Sat, Nov. 19th, 2005 03:38 am (UTC)
zionblue

Okay, here are some simple tips.
1. Keep your knees slightly bent. Stiff knees means a bad fall. Keep 'em soft...like you're getting ready to catch a ball that has been tossed at you.
2. If you feel like you're gonna fall, don't lock your knees and fail your hands upwards. You'll just fall backwards, and hard. If you feel like you're gonna fall, let it happen. It'll hurt less and be more graceful.
3. keeping your arms out about shoulder level (like the wings of an airplane) will help balance you.
4. If you are brave enough to try and stop, the easiest way is to bend a little deeper into your knees (don't bend foward, keep your upper body straight with good posture) and point your toes inward SLOWLY. It is the same style of stopping as when you ski...its aptly named the "snowplow".

I hope that helps sum!

Fri, Nov. 18th, 2005 01:07 am (UTC)
microgirl

Are the ice-rinks open already?

Fri, Nov. 18th, 2005 09:21 am (UTC)
mr_wombat

I guess so, or maybe they open on saturday. We're supposed to be there from 1:30 until 2 or 2:30.

Fri, Nov. 18th, 2005 11:45 am (UTC)
microgirl

RDS or Smithfield? I might join ye, if I'm around, and if there's no objections :)

Fri, Nov. 18th, 2005 12:08 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

No idea actually. Brid is finding out tonight when she gets the tickets. No idea if its sold out or anything either. I am essentially in the dark about the whole thing apart from my predictions of disaster. I should add my ankle to that list too.