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.


  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.

  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?

  5. falling on BYU stairs hurts too.

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