BUSTED TOE = GOOD EXCUSE FOR PILLS: Between editing stories and getting the August issue of the mag ready, we've been busy unpacking and arranging our new office space. The new HQ is in an historic old warehouse with high ceilings, exposed brick and duct work and polished concrete floors. Yesterday, we were trying to move a tall, heavy bookcase and because the old floors are a bit uneven, the bookcase rocked back onto my big toe. Since it was Friday, I was wearing my new Sketcher sandals. I thought the toe had just been pinched really hard, but then I saw the blood. Ouchy! I started screaming "workman's comp" as a joke. The whole thing was my fault. We have a strapping young intern who's been doing a lot of our moving and organizing and he was going to move the bookcase, but nooooooooooo...I was too impatient.

After cleaning and wrapping, the toe didn't really hurt that much. I came home and put my feet up, watched Casino Royale (Daniel Craig is a serious hunk o' man and makes a great James Bond) and went to bed early. This morning, I woke up and the tip of my toe is black and I noticed that the nail is cracked. It's very sore.

I was supposed to go to two parties tonight: Karen Head's birthday party and Karen Wurl's going away party as she moves off to the mid-west hinterland to continue her education. After attempting to put on several pairs of shoes, I gave up. I'm a gimp. Many apologies to both Karens for missing their shindigs.

I've taken a vicodin and soon everything is going to be right with the world. Pharmaceuticals rock. Just ask Paula Abdul.

Comments

Tania Rochelle said…
You really should just take Advil when you're hurt, Collin, and save the good stuff for later.
minus five said…
i love pills. as a recent toe injury victim, i recommend epsom salts. that sucks that you guys make the intern move all of your stuff.
Collin said…
T.Ro...don't worry...there's always more good stuff available. :)

Yeah, we've worked the intern like a mule, but he knew what he was getting into. He's a paid intern, so he really can't complain.
Jilly said…
:( sorry Collin. I broke a toe once and it hurt like a muthafu.... start taking some calcium too.
DeadMule said…
Sorry about the toe, Collin.
KATE EVANS said…
You and Brenda (remember, you met her here in San Jose?) both... although, she not only broke her toe but her leg--and she has some nasty road rash. And she has to have surgery on her leg. But it was no bookshelf--it was a car that collided with her motorcycle.

Enjoy the drugs!
Have complete sympathy for you, Collin. I broke my little toe last summer. Still gives me problems now and then.
jenni said…
I hurt my toe pretty bad a few weeks ago -- I completely sympathize. Who would've thought a tow could hurt so damn bad? Ouch. I seriously friggen cried! Have fun with the codeine!
Rachel Mallino said…
oooo Collin, black and cracked is not a good sign. Epsom salt rules but Vicodin rules harder.
Ivy said…
Feel better soon, Collin. Dr House and Vicodin couldn't be too far wrong! :-)
Nick said…
It's probably better by now. But you might try soaking your toe in Eau de Javel diluted in hot water. It'll get rid of the discoloration.
Anne said…
I'm obviously too late for my usual "put some ice on that thing!" recommendation ... hope you continue to mend! And watch out for that stray furniture, will ya?

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