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Frank's Sketchbook Entry of the Day

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Something political
Gollum and Guns
Chain Saw
The Creeper Escapes
The Mad Cow
Thoughts in the Dark
More politics (Zod!)
Not a cloud
Groundhog Hog
Strangulation hazard
Ultimate Elephant
Pod me!
Robot Ninja Pirate
Not my fault
Ken's Robot
Pain is my Guide
Physical Therapy
Pod du Jour
A Week in Ireland
Rough to Finished
A Week in Norway
Bass Player
Frank hits 50, 50 hits back, early and hard
  [Gravity IS a harsh mistress]

June 07, 2016

Tomorrow is my 50th birthday. A common phrase is to say you "hit 50". But in my case, it appears that 50 hit me first, a day early, and quite hard.

It was raining, I was running back to the office, took a turn and slipped and hit the ground. Got a cut under my chin that required 5 stitches and a cheek that looked somewhat chipmonk-like. In the big picture, it could have been a lot worse, though I have had more fun afternoons before.

The staff at the urgent care facility were really nice and helpful. The doctor said to me, "That's 5 stitches. One for each decade." She had a good sense of humor.

So I decided to take a picture of me, with my bloodied shirt, the not so elegant chin bandage, and the ice pack I had on my swollen cheek (the elastic on my forehead is just holding the ice pack on). Oh, and there's a bruise under my right eye. I had another picture of me with the neck brace they gave me before they determined it was not damaged and The Boot that I had to wear last month, but I decided simple and true was better. Plus the bloody shirt was easier to see in this one.

I suppose it's a birthday to remember, plus it shouldn't be too hard for tomorrow to be better. I hope!

Addendum: Megan had the following to say about this picture:
That would be a particularly tough entry in the "serial killer or computer programmer" game.

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I tend to doodle. Over the years, I've accumulated lots of random sketches of things, sometimes people, sometimes things, and sometimes just abstract lines. The basic idea on these pages is for me to slowly scan in highlights from my collection of random quick doodles. I also am providing a place where I can explain what it is or what motivated it or perhaps some reason why I'm not to blame. With the sketches of people, their name may be hand-written, or there might be a talk title provided, but I will tend to avoid providing full names. I don't mind if people know who they are, I just don't want them coming up on search engine hits, since that might be a bit rude.

Note that the images are PNGs with transparency. Mozilla and Firefox properly render them. Safari too, I think. Internet Exporer doesn't. I don't care.
If you want to see the image without the annoying blue-lined background image, just click on the image.

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