Friday, November 10, 2006

Now I'm starting to get spooked.

I went for a run yesterday at lunch. On Thursdays I try to do some sort of speed workout, so yesterday I alternated intervals of easy running and hard running. During one of my easy intervals, I was jogging along, not hurting anyone, when suddenly out of nowhere a tree jumped in front of me, slamming into my left shoulder.

I didn't need go to to the emergency room, like I had to a few weeks ago when I was attacked by the garbage can, but I do have a pretty good looking scrape on my shoulder. It will heal, but it frightens me a bit.

It's like I've suddenly been thrust into a war against stationary objects and I'm losing. This is very concerning. I use stationary objects every day. If, for example, my office chair drops its apparent policy of non-involvement in this war, then my workday is going to become much more challenging.

How much longer before the coffee maker develops a taste for blood? Or my toothbrush? Or even my beloved Chillow?

These are dark times. Hold me.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

_Great_ face!

--Pablo

patsy said...

lordy you look like one of thoes aribs in iraq in this photo.

Janelle Renee said...

Oh no! Watch out for that towel behind you!

Will said...

That is quite disconcerting. Maybe something is on your mind?

Kat said...

Perhaps its the running,the landscape has banded together in protest to all that earth pounding, sweat slinging running you keep doing. This is your warning to hit the stairmaster like everyone else!

Mike said...

Pablo, thanks!

Patsy, maybe I am an Iraqi. Boo!

JR, there aren't many places in this house where I can consistently take a photo with my flashless camera phone, but the bathroom is one of them. Enjoy our towel collection!

Will, I always think about the same thing when I run, "I hate running!"

Kat, running indoors is the one thing worse than running outdoors.

Velvet Sacks said...

Holy s**t! This may be a newer incarnation of one of Stephen King's creeping topiary trees--the scariest part of "The Shining" that was left out of the movie. Let me warn you, there may be others.

Mike said...

VS, trust me. I'm on the lookout now. For example, this seemingly innocuous bag of corn nuts on my desk could turn into a blood-thirsty beast at any moment. I may have to proactively eat it.

patsy said...

ARAB , to bad i can't spell mike. i am really not scared of arabs or iraqi, just commenting on how handsome you are in that photo.i am not like some people who see a iraqi behind every bush.

Mike said...

Patsy, your comment was meant to convey how handsome I am? Well, at least we finally agree on something!

Crystal said...

maybe if you didn't waste so much paper, the tree would not have felt so offended. something to think about.

Mike said...

Crystal, waste paper?!?! Who says I'm a paper waster? Have you been rooting through my trash bins?