Sunday, October 24, 2010

Tricks of the Trade (video of me)

I promise I will stop talking about how much I hate crutches one of these days. Probably when I don’t have to use them anymore. For your sake (and mine) I hope that’s soon.

Yesterday, Sam and I were watching bad TV (new and favorite past time) when an ad for Kathy Griffin’s new stand up routine called “Whore on Crutches” came on. I couldn’t grab the remote fast enough to censor. Sam said, “"Do you think she named that show after you?” Watch it kid. You have to know my son to realize he means no disrespect. Now, even though Sam will be 13 in a couple of days, I try to protect him from the world of whores and the like.  But sometimes while watching Bravo stuff slips out like “Whores on Crutches.” Just hope that’s not my new nickname or someone might find themselves at boarding school.

Jenn from Running Sane (she should probably change her name to “Keeping Shut Up and Run Sane”) had a great idea for me. It looks like this (don’t mind my Sunday morning attire or my hairdo. I can really look like crap sometimes. Good thing no one reads this blog):

Don’t you like how I’m rolling around making all kinds of noise and Ken’s in the background measuring rope like nothing’s going on? Guess he’s used to my shenanigans.

You have no idea what a world this chair has opened up. I can now carry a plate to the sink and run over the dog at the same time. I’m just hoping I don’t fall off the chair or ride it down the stairs. You don’t even want to be dealing with me when I have a full body cast.

Whoreishly Yours, 

SUAR

31 comments:

  1. I like this plan! You may be unhappy to know, however, that the YouTube videos that pop up afterward (you know the other ones it thinks you might like related to this one)are like Olympic level gymnasts. I thought that might not make you happy since you are on crutches. However, you could look at it this way: YouTube knows (even while rolling in a chair) that YOU are an elite athlete too! Glad to see you having some fun!

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  2. I can't believe I didn't think to mention the rolling desk chair to you! When my stepdad tore his calf muscle he had a series of rolling desk chairs positioned strategically around the house so he could avoid the crutches as much as possible.

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  3. You have the absolute perfect rock star face. I hope one day I grow up to be, you.

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  4. hahah. i use my rolly chair at work to move without getting up and i'm not even on crutches! but yay for better mobility

    and hahahah to whore on crutches. i just dosed my computer with the water i'm drinking :)

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  5. Ha I love the video!! I have read your blog for a while and I am now finally commenting:) I am going to Boston too.... see you there:) You WILL get better!!

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  6. Whore on crutches! You are so that. The roller chair. Can't stop laughing. Thanks for brightening my day. Open mic nite is in your future.

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  7. BWAHAHAHAHA!! "I try to protect him from the world of whores and the like!!" You are a pro on that chair!

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  8. always making me laugh. one blog post at a time.

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  9. That rolling chair opens doors for you to accomplish many magnificent things.

    Must be fun in your household.

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  10. That video is awesome! I watched it while my boys were playing and they heard you and wanted to watch it too. We ended up watching it 5 times...ha ha!

    I'm glad that rolling chair is helping make things a little easier! :)

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  11. love your blog!! It always makes me smile. So sorry you are dealing with this injury, but glad you are keeping it real! I just tore my planters fascia, and was on crutches and in a boot -- so totally annoying! doesn't really work with my life as a mom of three, and runner, tennis player :( Take care, and heal quickly!

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  12. LOL! Is it "whore on crutches" or "whore on wheels"? :)

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  13. Gotta love Kathy Griffin. Your face on that chair is priceless. Your husband is like "yeah, she does this all the time" It doesn't even phase him! hahahaah.

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  14. To tell you the truth, I think Ken measuring rope is funnier than you in the chair. Measuring rope....? In the kitchen....?

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  15. lol That was too funny. Your blog is one I always look forward to. :O)

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  16. Watching your hubs completely ignore you killed me.

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  17. That is awesome!!! You gotta have some fun with it! And yes, I love that Ken is just oblivious to all of it!

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  18. Clearly the next step is to steal one of those Target carts and modify it to suit your needs (cupholder, etc.).

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  19. Love the chair!!! Hey, my first marathon is this Sunday... any advice?

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  20. Love it!

    I have to tell you, just 30 minutes ago one of the Negative Nelly's at work was talking to me about running - you know, because she has never tried to run yet is an expert. She was telling me that once you are an older woman (she's only in her 50s) you can't run anymore because your bladder starts to leak. Inside I was rolling my eyes at her.... but my response was "Obviously you don't read Shut up and Run! She's awesome and has no problem pulling over if the need arises."

    Still the naysayer told me that no, you can't run when you are a woman past a certain age. She never said what that age was ... but dammit I will prove her wrong!
    ~RR

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  21. I love it! You are both too funny. And your Sunday morning "look" isn't bad at all - it's WAY better than mine - I wouldn't dare put mine on a video for all to see - they would have to go wash their eyes out! :-)

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  22. Okay, just getting all caught up! You're a posting manaic and put me to shame!

    Love the crap TV with the son, I do the same thing, only with the dog. She has very sensitive ears, you know.

    Yayyyy for Boston! I have faith you'll be ready in no time, and like I said, a bad day at Boston beats a great day anywhere else!

    And those running skirts are to die for! I love them, must check them out!
    Have a great week!

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  23. The chair thing is a keeper! Whatever works to keep your healing moving forward.

    And P.S. to Fruitfly: Tell your coworker she is nuts. I will be running my first marathon next spring at the very young age of 50!

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  24. Watch out b ... ken's making a noose

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  25. okay - Yes Ken totally rocks this video. His non effort makes him the star, sorry.

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  26. so funny that he doesn't even blink an eye, totally into his rope measuring! They gotta put you on DWTS - Maybe we can all write in to the producers. Hey if a reality tv personality can be a 'star', then super blogger/runner/crazy person should qualify as well :)!

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  27. What, doesn't everyone measure some rope on sunday morning?

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  28. Thank God for hardwood floors. BTW you won the $20 gift card to Road Runner; thanks for reading. Send me your address to me@joetherunner.com and I will get it in the mail.

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