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Old November 11th, 2006, 01:31 AM   #41
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Jessica, I'm so glad you're okey and I wish you a speedy recovery. Hope you're up to the Pinellas Skate next weekend. I know you'd hate to miss it and we would certainly miss you. Best wishes.

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Old November 11th, 2006, 01:53 AM   #42
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LOL! Shhhhh, don't tell anyone about that!!!!!!

Thanks for the well wishes everyone.

Jon B. - left you guys a message (on the phone). I can't go only cuz I'm not allowed to put the helmet back on. I could come out and try to run maybe, depending on how my head feels tomorrow. Dinner - for sure.
Glad you are okay.

Also, you should not put the helment back on because it should be TRASHED. It may look okay, but the styrofoam may have internal cracks. It's time to replace that helment.
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Old November 11th, 2006, 01:54 AM   #43
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Jessica! Glad to see/hear that you're okay. The topic headline sure looked scary. I've had my head bounce off the pavement before, too, and it was plenty memorable - even though my helmet strap didn't do a Tyson vs. Holyfield on my ear. (Still got a concussion, despite the helmet.)

Cool pic of the ear, but why is my grandma's old toilet seat cover on top of your head?

Heal quickly!

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Old November 11th, 2006, 02:06 AM   #44
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Sorry guys, but there's only one skater for me
any questions?
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Old November 11th, 2006, 02:29 AM   #45
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any questions?
Yes, I do have a few questions. Depending on your answers I may have more. Please make an effort to be honest and forthright with us. Unlike those other threads where you have been somewhat, oh, shall we say, less than forthcoming.
  1. Does this skater have normal sized thighs and long slender fingers?
  2. Would this skater ever wear a sweater out in public tied around his shoulders?
  3. Does this skater enjoy long ropey strands of hot mozzarella?
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Old November 11th, 2006, 02:34 AM   #46
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HA! I knew it was the helmet's fault!

Replace that helmet with one that has not cut you. Yeah, seriously - it's out of commission once it's served its purpose.
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Old November 11th, 2006, 03:06 AM   #47
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1. define normal. my fingers are proportionate to my hand.
2. no, I'm kind of a BR guy.
3. Actually, I nuke the string cheese sometimes so, yes.

Is that forthright enough?

I still havent looked at the pic...

okay, now I looked. ugh!
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Old November 11th, 2006, 11:36 AM   #48
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I guess I only have one followup question, then. For how long do you microwave the cheese?
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Old November 11th, 2006, 11:47 AM   #49
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10-12 seconds will get the middle gooey with the ends still sort of firm.
Your experience may vary depending on your microwave.
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Old November 11th, 2006, 12:52 PM   #50
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Though you're hard-core,don't think about trying to ducktape your helmet to your head and go skating!
Hmmmm......... it may be tempting. I'll be running out on the trail today while everyone else is skating.

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Cool pic of the ear, but why is my grandma's old toilet seat cover on top of your head?
Hah! For all those wondering, that's a towel, not a hat or a toilet seat cover

Mmmmm cheeeeeeessseee...
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Old November 11th, 2006, 02:49 PM   #51
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I don't think most of us could go fast enough to bounce off a fence and slam into the ground and almost cut our ear off.

The picture was pretty gruesome but I think most of us that have looked at the OI feet picture have seen much worse.

Get well and back on skates soon Jessica.... You don't need your ear to skate. Been in the Er a few times for some gruesome injuries myself.
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Old November 11th, 2006, 03:26 PM   #52
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Jessica: Glad to read you're OK after that wreck but you need a new tailor for that seam. I recall you saying the indoor types were animals after descriptions of some of our wrecks; this one of yours qualifies you for Alpha of that pack too!! Best wishes girl, take it easy for a couple of days. Go helmet shopping, eat chocolate.

Speedy: Never mind the hollow rationalizations... your ear-to-ear grin came right through as you hyped the first few posts of the thread.
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Old November 11th, 2006, 03:32 PM   #53
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gotta look out for my girl.
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Old November 12th, 2006, 12:34 AM   #54
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Hey Jessica, I'm glad you were up to running today. By the way, were those earbud fasteners I saw stitched to your ear? And the picture didn't show any neck bolts!? Come on, fess up! Cosmetic surgery is "in" today, so you can tell us. You know none of us would every tell anyone.

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Old November 12th, 2006, 12:50 AM   #55
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Hey Jessica, I'm glad you were up to running today. By the way, were those earbud fasteners I saw stitched to your ear? And the picture didn't show any neck bolts!? Come on, fess up! Cosmetic surgery is "in" today, so you can tell us. You know none of us would every tell anyone.

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Ah man, I totally forgot about the earbud conversation - isn't that a coincidence....
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Old November 12th, 2006, 01:20 AM   #56
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Helmet pic - that would have been my head if I hadn't been wearing it

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Old November 12th, 2006, 02:43 AM   #57
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Yikes.........

Good to hear that you're OK. Hope this doesn't affect your skating.......

Is it at Flatwoods or Upper Tampa Bay when that happened?

The stitches do look scary, did you bleed a lot before sewn up?
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Old November 12th, 2006, 04:12 AM   #58
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Jessica

Glad to hear your OK. Maybe you should let good come from this and convince your brother to wear one. Heck, it might have been what was needed to save his life.
We all need to be good ambassadors to all the new skaters that it is cool to use as much protection as possible. Maybe if less skating injuries occurred, this sport would not have the stigma it has, which is hampering its growth.

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Old November 12th, 2006, 11:07 AM   #59
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Thanks for posting the pic of your helmet. That's a great argument for wearing one.

Really sorry to hear that you're in pain. That stinks. Hope you're feeling better soon.

Oh, yeah. How does Trist(sp?) like the stitches? My girls were grossed out by mine.

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Old November 12th, 2006, 01:05 PM   #60
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Buzz - it was at the Upper Tampa Bay trail. It's at that hard right at the end of the trail (mile 0). If I ever get around to posting that video, everyone will get to see where I crashed.

Sheldon - My brother got chewed for not wearing a helmet, along with his wife and my mom. My mom got to wear my busted up helmet because it was better than nothing.

gbo - surprisingly enough, even seeing the helmet won't do it for some people. My brother was like "well, it wouldn't happen to me because I wouldn't have been going as fast as you". That's not the point. I wasn't even really going that fast, it's just the way I happened to fall. You don't have to be going fast to cause major damage, and people don't seem to understand that. I know what my family will be getting for Christmas

The kid was fascinated with the stitches. He asked if they hurt, and I said no What did you get stitches for?
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