My life as a slapstick comedy


After hours of travel yesterday, and even more hours of travel today, I disembarked the plane, gathered my luggage, walked through the sliding glass doors, victoriously breathed in the air… and promptly tripped. Fell on my face, deeply skinning both knees and tearing my new jeans.

Welcome to New York.

My left knee is especially bad – a huge goose egg of a welt threatening to burst through my pants, and a deep cut that almost caused me to bleed to death on the hour-long subway ride from the airport. Maybe I’m a sissy, but it hurts. It hurts to walk, it hurts to bend, it hurts to lower my body down into a chair. Luckily, my sweet friend Heidi provided me with Neosporin, a huge bandage, and an icepack, and I have been able to pick the cotton scraps and gravel from the wound. We’ll see if I’m recovered enough to take the City by foot tomorrow.

First stop: “The Lion King.” Naaaaaa – sa – bwen – yaaaaahhh!!!



  1. Greta on December 5, 2007 at 12:09 AM

    Meg and I are reading this together at Zokas right now and feel adamently that you should have bandaged knees in Seattle.

    Have fun in the Big Apple darlin’, we miss you!!

  2. Mom on December 5, 2007 at 9:42 AM

    I’m so sorry, Annie. The gooseegg, the new jeans….wish you were here in KC to rehab on the home stairs.

  3. MJ on December 5, 2007 at 12:24 PM

    you’re life is one excitement after the other. enjoy it!

    at least you’ve got something to blog about…
    “umm.. yeah. I went to work today… and then. umm. I came home.”

  4. MJ on December 5, 2007 at 12:35 PM

    oh geez. I can’t believe I just made that “You’re” grammatical error.

    I’m ashamed.

  5. Laura on December 5, 2007 at 7:46 PM

    Awww, Anners! That sounds like something I would do, except I would feel sorry for myself afterwards.

  6. Jeremy Parsons on December 6, 2007 at 11:09 PM


    (insert laugh track)

    Nothing funny about you falling though.

  7. Sarah Kate on December 10, 2007 at 10:19 AM

    Oh Nooooo!!! So sorry and hate that it happened. Soooo something I would do.

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