Friday, September 09, 2005

The Art of Falling

Wednesday, May 18th, 2005; Location: Mount Somma, Pollena Trocchia, Italy
While climbing the mountain, we reached a very steep part where we had to grab at stalks of wheatgrass to pull ourselves up to a somewhat flatter part. I successfully pulled myself up by the stalks, only to find myself walking on an incline of old volcanic matrix. My journal tells the rest of the story:

"I was walking on a slanted side of the volcanic matrix and slowly I felt myself tip over until I fell completely into the brush! I never thought you could actually fall over in slow motion, but you can! I laughed hysterically at myself, and the vulcanologist and his wife helped me up."

Friday, September 9, 2005; Location: Brigham Young University, south side
As I was in my PDBIO 205 class, the sky decided to open up and a torrential downfall ensued. I had to get down to the Museum of Peoples and Cultures just south of campus, but decided to wait until the weather calmed down. About 10 minutes later, I left the MARB and headed south, only to realize that I should have listened to that little voice inside my head this morning that sounded something like this:

"It sure does look like rain today. Those rubber flip-flops will be quite treacherous in the rain. You'll probably slip and fall if you put those things on."

I had ignored the voice, and now, as I was trying to walk on wet cement, I had to do so very delicately so I wouldn't slip and fall. I was doing fine, until I reached stairs. I had a premonition that trying to walk down slippery stairs in rubber flip-flops would end in disaster. And it did. I hadn't even taken 2 steps when I slipped and fell on my behind. Ouch.

In Conclusion:
I fall a lot.

7 comments:

  1. Some anonymous ho' used your blog for free advertising. that's cold. anyway, i was gonna say that it's alright to fall sometimes, especially to fall in love sometimes too.

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  2. But you fall with such grace and style.

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  4. And is it just me, or does that old volcanic matrix look like petrified barf?

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  5. falling on BYU stairs hurts too.

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  6. Please tell me you have Roy Silcox for PDBio 205!

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