Flip flops are a poor choice

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Yesterday Sheona, her roommate Catherine and I went out to this area of Vancouver that is all wooded. I couldn't remember the name of it if I tried. But it is beautiful and there are trails and trees and wonderfulness. Sheona and Cat wanted to go for a run. I am not a runner. ever. I hate running. So we decided that I would go for a walk and they would go for their jog.

Not 5 seconds after they left did I go to double check the route I was going to take on the map. As I stepped close to the map my right foot kicked the cement pad the map was on. "^&*^$^@%$&(*" would be the language that came after. I looked at my foot and decided that flip flops were a poor choice of shoe and I had taken a massive chuck out of my big toe.

As I was bleeding I decided that I would be a huge whiner to not go on my stroll through the very pretty wooded area. Besides dirt stops bleeding. The walk was incredibly wonderful. I always feel so refreshed after being away from the city (even when it is away from the city, within the city). I continued to hurt my right foot with the bleeding toe at least 6 or 7 times in different ways. I kicked a rock because i didn't lift my foot high enough. I rolled my ankle while trying to step higher and coming down wrong. And my toe was sticking to my flip flop because of the blood. However, I made a loop through the woods and enjoyed every minute of my little walk; although I don't think I'll wear flip flops for something like that ever again.

I met up with Catherine and Sheona afterwards. I didn't want to be a whiner, so I tried to hide any limping I might have been doing. As we got to the car, I asked them if they had any hydrogen peroxide and bandaids at their house (in case I needed to go buy some).

The thing about Sheona and Catherine is that they are both doctors. So apparently using hydrogen peroxide is bad (it kills the good cells. news to me!) and then they talked about sutures and thats when I put a stop to that conversation. I now know that you should only clean a wound with water. (mine was really dirty.) And that antibiotic creme is alright. (but i did get harassed because of my anti-antibiotics stance that I normally take) I also learned how to use two bandages to make the bandages stay on your big toe. (if you ask, I'll demonstrate this for anyone.)

So I need to get myself up to Jennie's house this afternoon. Thank heavens for public transit.


  • Its called the Endowment lands . . . and we weren't REALLY going to suture you up . . . silly Debbi! ;-)