Frank's Sketchbook Entry of the Day
| Frank hits 50, 50 hits back, early and hard
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
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
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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