Saturday, September 12, 2015

Broken Ribs: A Personal Note

Michael L.

Little Charlie Buckets
Well, now I've done it.

I am laid up.

I have a small terrier mutt named Little Charlie Buckets.  Buckets is fifteen pounds of pure terror.  He's a little hellion, and Laurie and I love him, but he's also a perfect pain in the ass.  The other night around 11PM - as I was watching television and kanoodling around the web - he suddenly leaped up like a crazed maniac, howling into our backyard like he was chasing the Babadook.

I tend to have high blood pressure (shocking, I know) and when he does that kind of spontaneous screaming into the night it shoots my blood pressure through the roof.  So I jumped from the couch and ran outside to make sure that he was not having a confrontation with, if not the Babadook, a friendly local skunk.

My backyard is small, but two-tiered.  Directly off the dining room is our patio, where my smoker-grill stands at the ready, and a short wooden stairway that leads up to garden beds.  As I went running up those stairs I tripped, fell, and snapped two ribs.

{Stupid Charlie Buckets.}

Nonetheless, I can't help but notice that Corbyn took Labour.

This does not bode well.


  1. Hope you get well soon, Mike. Broken ribs are horribly painful!

    No surprises in Corbyn's win, or the fact that it was an overwhelming victory. Lots of other things, but no surprises.

    Interesting blog by James Snell:

    Tweet by John Schindler:

    1/ " Real narrative of the last 50 years is gradual takeover of the Left by people who want to destroy, not reform, the West -- which they hate."

    1. I predict violence in the streets coming to a neighborhood near you.

      What's the mood of the football thugs?

    2. I don't know about violence, but British politics just got officially a whole lot uglier. And will get more so in many ways. No one should dismiss how much harm will come from this. Or what has been unleashed.
      Some people are (wrongly) treating this as if it's amusing. It is anything but.
      It is horribly dangerous.

  2. Mike,
    I know what you're going through, and it ain't fun (I broke my ribs twice!). It's going to hurt for a while. Medicate.

  3. The Arab invasion of Europe is going to lead to a lot of bloodshed. This is particularly true given the poor behavior of so many of these North African and Arab immigrants. I suspect that within the next year, or thereabouts, we're going to see football thugs fighting it out in the streets with young Jihadi types. Watch.

  4. Sorry you got banged up. The #1 problem with rib fractures is pneumonia. Make sure you do all you can to keep your lungs clear.

    1. You're right!

      That's just what they told me. Pneumonia.

      That would truly suck.