October 06, 2004
Back to School
Ah, there are two things that you can count on to make you feel older:
- Visiting your alma mater and realizing you don't fit in anymore
- A good ol' inexplicable injury
This past weekend, I was fortunate enough to experience both at the same time. Amy and I met up with our college friends at Notre Dame for our annual tailgater. While walking up a flight of stairs at the campus bookstore (I was making my yearly contribution), I suddenly got a shooting pain up my spine. While I'm not sure exactly what happened, I imagine it was something like this:
Out of nowhere. I can't think of anything that might have caused it.
So anyway, I spent the rest of the trip on my back, where I learned that (a) most ceilings could really use an extra coat of paint, and (b) people are suckers for injuries. They get you food, beer, etc., and you get to ride shotgun for the duration of the injury. Next year I'm thinking I might "hurt" my neck.
* This "smiley" was not homemade. I simply searched for "upstairs ninja back attack" on SmileyCentral, and that was the first one (of 27) that came upPosted by Kevin at October 6, 2004 11:07 PM