Monday, March 19, 2012

Yeah. That happened.

I'm minding my own business on Saturday afternoon, freshly out of the shower, searching for my comb to untangle my mess of hair, and lo! It's on the floor.

So I bend down to pick it up, forgetting that I'd left my cabinet doors open.

I hit my head with such force on said open door that it SMASHED INTO MY LIGHT FIXTURE AND DETACHED IT FROM THE CEILING.

That's right. I broke my light fixture. WITH MY HEAD. (Well, sorta.)

I immediately texted my mother and asked her what the symptoms of a concussion were. Her response: dilated pupils, vomiting, sleepiness, headache.

To which I was like, okay, I don't know what my pupils look like normally, I'm already sleepy because I'd only gotten four hours of sleep the night before, OBVIOUSLY my head hurt because I JUST NAILED IT ON A SOLID OBJECT, but... no vomiting, so I figured I was in the clear.

Needless to say, I had (okay, still have) a ginormous bump on my head. We're talking probably about two to three inches. Which, in the grand scheme of measurements, isn't really a lot, but when you look at the size of my head, well... I have a pretty small head.

Graceful and coordinated, I am not.

Fortunately, my landlord got it all fixed up for me and I no longer have to worry about it falling ON my head when I walk underneath it.

Moral of the story, kids? CLOSE ALL CABINET DOORS WHEN NOT IN USE.


terra said...

I can relate. When I was younger we had one of those little exercise trampolines in our living room for my little sister to play on. I was bouncing on it and jumped off and smacked my head into the ceiling fan. With the force of my hard head, I actually bent the ceiling fan. It was forever slanted from that point forward.

Megs said...

My bathroom is about 8 feet long by 2 feet wide. So when I get out of the shower and need to flip upside down to put product in my hair and whatnot, I'm supposed to turn sideways first. I've lived here for 7 years. I forget at least 1 a week, and slam face first into my vanity. I imagine all the brain damage is part of the reason I can't remember to turn sideways. Even though I CAN SEE I need to turn sideways.

Caryn said...

OH MY! How is the bump now? I hope gone... You really outdid yourself this time Kel! We all do shit like that sometimes. It hurts like a bitch but most people would hide that from the world. I love the title and that you still shared it! xo