Friday, July 10, 2009

Me, Hemingway, & the Venus de Milo





Thinking of having my arms surgically amputated. Seems like a good idea. Consider if you will the following facts:


Okay. Done whining now. For today.

Exercise du jour: 1 hour walking. The damn foot is starting to hurt after walking for 20 minutes, so I had to break it up a bit. Might need to consider amputating my foot as well as both arms. On the other hand, this might set a bad precedent... I mean, what if I get a headache?

Extraneous note: I read once that a man who'd made his money in the Gold Rush (mid-1800s) had a copy of the Venus de Milo statue sent by railroad to his new mansion. He sued the railroad company because when the statue arrived, the arms weren't complete. He won the lawsuit.

I wish I could track down that reference. I kind of hope the story is true.


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2 comments:

Crabby McSlacker said...

It doesn't seem fair that your reward for all your hard work is a sore foot and exhausted arms! At least no one can accuse you of being armed and dangerous.

Hope it all feels better soon!

Merry said...

I like to think this gives me an opportunity to sharpen my whining skills. Don't want to slack off on things like that.