Thursday, June 07, 2007

How to measure a life

You know, there are a lot of ways to measure a life - net worth, impact on others, accomplishments, places visited. . .the list is endless.

I was thinking the other day, what if a person's life was measured by their injuries?

Mine would look something like this:
- Broken arm from skateboarding accident
- Broken arm from bicycle accident
- Broken finger from football game
- Sprained knee from dogsledding accident
- Severely Sprained knee from mountain climbing accident
- various scars from falling down mountains, falling out of trees, decorating the Christmas tree

Other than that last one, I'd say that's a pretty impressive list. I guess I've done some pretty fun stuff so far, and at least it hasn't killed me yet. What would you put on your list?

2 comments:

Kim said...

1)Stitches in left thumb in 1st grade - dropped a glass jar on the back steps.
2)Broken ankle in 5th grade from ice skating
3)Several broken toes growing up - stubbed them on various pieces of furniture, etc.
4)Sprained both ankles too many times to count over the years - times I can remember are playing volleyball, walking down the stairs, walking across the driveway, stepping on a large acorn, walking across my yard...yada yada yada...
5)Sliced the tip of my finger off after dropping a glass baking dish in my sink

So - in conclusion - nothing interesting, I'm just a royal klutz! LOL!!!

roshni said...

1.a hardened lava rock fell on my finger when i was four- my dad carried me through wright park to the TG ER. 9 stiches?
2.i broke my arm jumping out of a bicycle baby seat in germany when i was ten. the girl driving the bike was chasing boys and i was sure she was going to kill us, but i was the only one who got hurt!

minor stuff. i'm pretty intact.