Thursday, September 8, 2011

She can be taught!

Dear Reader,

So I was recently thinking how nothing blog-worthy has been happening to me lately and that I really needed to have an adventure. Well, I should be careful what I wish for. Because what happened was I got to try a some new things. And not all of them were gems.

First, while driving late at night I swerved and hit the side of the road with my tire and dented my rim. Luckily, Lehi was with me and his parents were nearby so they were able to drive us and my flat spare tire to the nearest gas station (which, also luckily, was pretty close) so we could fill that pupper up with air. Then Lehi changed my damaged tire with the good one and we were on our way.

It was my first time getting a flat (or damaged) tire and I wouldn't have known what to do. Plus it happened on a road that was kind of in the middle of nowhere (common for PA) with no streetlights and lots of trees. I wouldn't have lasted too long there. Thank goodness for Lehi.

Next, Lehi and his sister convinced me to go tubing. It was fun, don't get me wrong. But it also confirmed something I had been afraid of: If I were dangling from the edge of a 50-story building, clinging to the ledge for dear life, there is no way I would possibly be able to pull myself up to safety. I would end up letting go and falling to my death. Such is the curse of having zero upper-body strength. (That and being flung into the water several times because I couldn't hold on to the tube....)

Lastly, I went to get a blood test today and right after the nurse took the needle out of me, I started to feel woozy. She gave me some orange juice to drink, which I took a few sips of, and the next thing I knew I was lying on my back with the doctor holding my feet up to let the blood rush to my brain and I was pulling my skirt down, trying to stay modest. I wasn't even fully coherent and I was trying to stay modest. That's what Young Women does to you...

Anyway, apparently I was out for like 2 minutes, long enough for them to freak out and call the ambulance. After I woke up they cancelled the call. But when I sat up and felt a little woozy still, the doctor came in and said I needed to go to the ER.


So I rode the ambulance to the hospital where I found out my blood sugar was normal, my heart rate was normal, my blood pressure was normal, and pretty much I just need to eat, drink, and rest and I'd be fine.


So I spent 100 bucks on a mediocre breakfast in bed while I watched Ace of Cakes and the Colbert Report, and felt guilty that I was missing so much work over something so silly.

Well...not that passing out while driving to work would have been silly. It was probably good I rested for awhile...

Anyway. What did I learn from all of this?

One: If I'm going to have a flat tire, have it when Lehi and his parents are around.

Two: Either start lifting weights, or just never get myself in a situation where I need to use my arms to pull myself to safety.

Three: If I'm going to pass out, do it in the doctor's office. They know what's up.

The greatest thing that happened from all of this is that I got to ride in an ambulance while I wasn't dying. I've always wanted to ride in one, but I figured the only way to do that was, you know, if I was not doing so good. So check that one off the bucket list!


  1. I'm so glad to be reading you again - and glad that you checked off "ambulance ride" without actually checking out!

  2. Look at you! At of school and already learning again.

  3. I'm glad you didn't die in any of those situations. Way to go on that one.

  4. the tire was totally your fault haha