Saturday, May 24, 2008

Ouch, that smarts.

I have a really good reason for not posting the past few days...

I was sitting on the elevated side. When my hand got smashed, I was fairly sure I had broken a finger. Once I got back to base I had it checked at the hospital and, yup, a small crack. Nothing terribly wrong, but I'm going to be a bit inconvenienced for a couple of weeks.
Of course, my colleagues have been every bit as funny about this as I expected... "sounds like someone needs a hug", or, "Hey, did you break your finger throwing yourself out of the back?"

So I will post more when this starts to get better. You should see me typing with the tip of just one finger on the hurt hand... I confess it does look fairly funny.


Blogger Peter Blogdanovich said...

I hate it when that happens.

12:28 PM  
Blogger Maggie Goff said...

Consider yourself virtually hugged!!

12:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's another hug (being very careful of the hand).

1:04 PM  
Blogger The Hilltop View of Morris County said...

Ouch, ouch, and ouch!
Take care of that bum finger,
don't let anyone pull it!

1:17 PM  
Blogger Darleen said...

another virtual hug your way! :-)

2:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ouch. Hope it all works out in the mend...

2:07 PM  
Blogger The Sanity Inspector said...

Stay safe.

2:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dip the Donut of Misery in some
whiskey and slip it over the finger. Won't kill the pain, but makes a great snack!

2:59 PM  
Blogger dicentra63 said...


And now you get to find out all of the million and one ways in which that finger gets used during the course of an average day.

3:07 PM  
Blogger dicentra63 said...

Also, a LOLcat for the occasion

3:10 PM  
Blogger richard mcenroe said...

*manly shoulder punch*

3:10 PM  
Blogger Steve Rosenbach said...

Wishing you a speedy and complete recovery and many, many clever rispostes from your comrades ;-)

Thank you, thank you, thank you! for your service to our country - you and your fellow Soldiers and Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Best regards,

3:19 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Well, on the bright side, at least you didn't mush up your finger trying to pick your nose.

Stay safe John.


3:47 PM  
Blogger Patrick Chester said...

Get well soon, Major.

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a funny-looking truck thing. Very Mad Max. It's British. What's that silvery thing on top? It's shiny but the rest of the vehicle looks very camouflagey. Oh and also you should put ice on that.

4:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sending lots of hugs from NYC!

6:51 PM  
Blogger Greyhawk said...

Idea for your next post:

"v vf sbvj vst kjhgd kj;bradtg!"

9:07 PM  
Blogger mythusmage said...

A hurt finger. Oh you poor child. How you do suffer for your country.

Try hurting your foot and see what you say then. Typing with a bad finger aint nothing compared to hobbling around on a cane. I swear, you kids are spoiled these days.

Why, when I was a youngin' we had to do our own amputations, hand deliver nukes, and pass the driving test while the Iowa did landscaping with those 16 inchers somewhere in a 50 yard radius of our car. When we took on the Italian Fascists in Tashkent during the Quasi War they hadn't invented limbs yet. Had to wield our weapons with tongue and pecker. And you're bitching about a dinged digit.

What a wuss.

You sure you're not a Harvard freshman?

Serves you right for abusing what some proto-chimp worked so hard to evolve. I hope you're proud of yourself

9:33 PM  
Blogger timb said...

Dear Lord, be careful and stay safe.

9:48 PM  
Blogger Assistant Village Idiot said...

mythusmage, that was brilliant. As a father of four sons, I am stealing that and positing it on my own blog. I'll give credit.

9:49 PM  
Blogger LTC John said...

"Why, when I was a youngin' we had to do our own amputations..."

That is the best yet!

Richard - I'll stick to the "Basrah Bump", shoulder bump (minus the man-kiss).

hf, I can nae tell ye what tha' is. 'tis secret, and no for everyone to hear.

Greyhawk, sir that may be what all my posts end up looking like...

BRD, if that had happened, I'd have never told anyone I was hurt...heh.

THanks everyone, for your good wishes.

11:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Frank Burns would put in for a Purple Heart for that kind of injury.


2:32 AM  
Blogger Salt Lick said...

Have some pie. Pie will cure anything. Jeff G. told me so.

5:40 AM  
Blogger PatCA said...

Sounds painful. Are you going to go all "Redacted" now?

Seriously, another virtual hug!

10:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many hugs and also pie.

1:33 PM  
Blogger LTC John said...

jmeragthSalt Lick,

Especially if it is Key Lime. there anything it cannot do?

1:46 PM  
Blogger Maddad said...

What finger was it Major? The international communication finger? Or one not used much in the car?


9:16 AM  
Blogger LTC John said...

Middle finger, left hand...heh heh.

2:01 PM  
Blogger Gail said...

Ouch! Sorry to hear that. My daughter broke a finger falling off a horse and it wasn't fun.

6:44 PM  
Blogger Serr8d said...

That's a 30-ton British Mastiff. Not meant much for mud work, eh?

Stay safe, and Thank You for your service.

7:15 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Maj John,

I am recieving your Bomb Disposal Unit for training, from the 14th IA.

This is us in An Numaniyah that conducted a USF with your gus.

Are you part of the Highlanders, 4th Batttalion the Royal Regiment of Scotland? Tell Q to contact Terry Brown at

2:42 AM  

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