Tuesday, August 28, 2012


You know how I showed you the picture below in my last post?
Crooked Witch's Finger
"I'll get you my pretty, and your little dog, too!"

Well, truth be told, I wasn't worried at all about this finger being permanently screwed up. That's because it had already been screwed up for the past 10 years or so.

I have jammed/extended/popped and twisted this finger so many times playing sports (or doing something very un-intelligent) that I never expected it to function or look normal again in my lifetime - at least not without undergoing a bit of structural / cosmetic surgery.

See? That's about as straight as it can get!
This picture was taken on Mother's Day this year.
My kids don't seem to mind (i.e. they aren't old enough to notice
or care) that their mom has a wicked Witch's Finger going on.

But then the "bug incident" happened.  And thanks to the swarm of flying devils that blitzkrieged me, I re-stretched or tore pretty much every ligament in the finger in the scramble to get away from them.

So, after the bending, tearing, and pulling, then came the easy part:  the doctor reset and splinted my finger. And for the bargain price of a two $20 co-pays, my finger has been fixed!

The finger is straight! Even with the splint off!
I'm in awe.  That's my awe-face.

(Or my awe-ful face.)

Either way, I will now graciously tip my hat to those nasty flying buggers, since they are paradoxically responsible for giving me a straight finger again. 

Haha, they gave me the finger!  Get it? (Whomp. whomp. whomp.)
Actually, since their a$$es got exterminated in the end, it was I who ultimately gave them the finger! See ya, suckahs!!!

Did you know:
"Legend had it that the middle finger as a gesture originated from the
Battle of Agincourt, fought between Britain and France in 1415, during the Hundred Years' War. According to the legend, French soldiers cut off the middle fingers of English archers, to prevent them from using the English longbow, which required the middle finger to operate. In an act of defiance, the English soldiers supposedly made the gesture with their middle fingers towards the French." 

And of course...
The first documented appearance of the 'finger' in the United States was in 1886 when
Old Hoss Radbourn, a baseball pitcher for the Boston Beaneaters, was photographed giving it to a member of the rival New York Giants."

(Thanks for that trivia, Wikipedia!)

Now, in other news....

We have crawling tutorials going on at our house most nights between the hours of 6 and 8 PM, if anyone is interested in joining us.  

The two teachers have a combined 35 years of crawling experience and they both condone the use of performance enhancers and bribery to achieve the targeted results. (Typical bribes are of the edible variety.)

Feel free to come join in on the lessons.

1 comment:

  1. hah! i gotta say we had the exact same scenario going on a few weeks ago...everyone on all fours...i was thinking at the time i wish i had a pic :) glad you captured it :)