Wednesday, 21 January 2009

A new pencil sharpener and injury.

I bought a new pencil sharpener yesterday which I am really enjoying. It cost 79p. At one end there is a pencil sharpener and at the other there is a rubber! I would like to see more stationery solutions like this. Although the one problem with integrated stationery is if you lose your pencil sharpener you have also lost your rubber, and vice versa. For me I can see this becoming a problem as I am very good at losing things. However, I have quite a collection of rubbers, so I should be ok.

I have another self inflicted injury. Today I fell over in the shower and managed to crack a tile with my elbow. I am going to give blood next week, I hope I didn't catch anything from the tile.

Monday, 19 January 2009

Recent injuries

I don't know whether it's because I am getting older, or whether I am just generally becoming more clumsy, but it seems recently that I have injured myself on more occasions than seems appropriate. The most recent, is something that just happened now which prompted this post.

- I was eating a pack of Chipsticks, and a little crumb fell onto my keyboard (computer keyboard, not the Casio type). Not wanting to poke the crumb further in between the keys, I thought the best thing to do was to try and inhale it into my mouth. However, I may have inhaled too hard as the crumb went to the back of my throat and consequently I choked quite significantly.

Actually I'm not entirely sure whether that would be classed as an actual injury, more of a momentary minor affliction. More recent injuries include:

- Dropping a heavy glass light onto myself in bed which almost smashed on my head.
- Almost breaking my nose whilst playing table football, (in all the excitement of scoring a goal, I smacked my nose on the corner of the table, which has caused a great deal of cartilage damage).
- Burning my fingers on a hot pan (acute blistering).
- Several times catching my shins on the corner of my bed, resulting in blood being drawn.

Notice the frequent use of 'almost', it seems I always cleverly manage to avoid sustaining more serious injuries. To this day I have never broken anything, even though when I was little I jumped out of a first floor window and landed on concrete, 'almost' broke my pelvis. A quite impressive array of injuries!