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and i'm free, free falling--

I am going to have one glory of a bruise on my shoulder.

The good news is, it's a bruise on my shoulder and not a bruise on my SKULL, because the Jeff had borrowed my helmet and I--

--I see I should start at the beginning.

So we went out the Ragged Mountain today, and the good news is, for the first time in my history of climbing there, I sent something.  It was a 5.7 on a big old slab, and The Jeff had to rappel down to set it (he is so very multitalented) and I am grateful, because hey! I have finally sent a damned route at Ragged! (The first time I ever climbed was at Ragged, and I fell off and hit a boulder. This has set the tone for my climbing there.))

But that's not how I hurt my shoulder. See, before that, we were under the slab, which is a giant chunk of rock that has slid off the cliff face forming a kind of a tent. And he had just climbed up a nasty wet route and through a chimney out ot the Wide Outside and the real cliff, and when I tried it, I utterly failed it. Like, teh suck, with suck sauce. But since we were functionally underground, I had loaned him my helmet, because he was belaying and I was climbing and if I knocked a rock on his head, I wanted it to bounce off instead of him collapsing in a heap. Because that would be even more bad for me than for him.

Anyway, I fell off the wall and swung and hit the underside of the slab. Fortunately, with my shoulder and not with my head. And with the flat back part of my shoulder, not with the important bits.

So now I have a big red spot and it's all squishy, and tomorrow, despite the ice I just put on it, I will have a big purple bruise.

But there were wild blueberries at the top of the cliff. So that was exciting.

I fucking hate climbing at Ragged.

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I'm glad your brain, of which I have become fond, is not scrambled.
Thank you. Me also!
*pouts for your shoulder* Seconds Anne's sentiment.
Also being rather fond of your brain, I'll add my own gratitude.
I hope this was not the problem shoulder?

Even if it was, better that than your head. And wild blueberries are pretty awesome.
Nope, it was the other one, But that may not be an improvement. *g*
Well, the chances of me actually dashing my brains out even so were slim. It wasn't THAT bad of a fall, and I didn't have time to work up a lot of arc.
Ow. With extra ow for good measure. Also, that mountain appears to be well-named.

And early SU extra is early? I am confuzzled. Yes,I know, if you guys were predictable we'd be able to duck..
The WebGhoul's schedule permitted a Saturday posting schedule this week. *g*
Ah. Much appreciated. The concept of Gamma Reyes, however, I believe was stalking my nightmares just a little bit last night... ~g~
And hey, you could've hit Jeff in the head if you fell.

Yay for sending, and for no worse bruises. And blueberries.
I could have!

Sadly, I'm feeling well enough to get up and go to t'ai chi. *g* (Okay, not sadly.)