Sunday, June 20, 2010

Extreme Gardening

I'm not a fit person, contrary to popular belief AND the strangers who are convinced I spend all of my time in a gym. Wrong...I have never set foot in a gym nor do I or have I played sport since I was in the Southport High School Netball team...the one that was kicked out of the all schools competition for head high tackles :/ I was however...a pretty good Water Skier. Barefoot skiing, riding Yamaha peewee's and bungee jumping is as extreme as I have ever gotten. Years of skiing has never done my back any favours, but it was actually a snapped tendon in my left knee 2 years ago, that ended my watery lusty career. My back however is the catalyst for this post, because this week I totally fucked it...gardening. And I mean fucked it as in barely being able to walk and having to take Vicodin (or in Australia I'm assuming that could be close to the Panadeine Forte family). I am hopeless when taking strong painkillers...I throw up and then I sleep and that is exactly what I did on this Vicodin shizzle. The world could have lost it's balance and flown away or disintegrated and I couldn't have given a shit, nothing mattered but the pink cotton candy (which I swear was there) on the ceiling in my bedroom at Trace's house.
Why was I gardening? Maybe I was practising to be a mexican so I'd be employed as a gardener. I don't know. I just never expected to be injured planting blue flowers into pottery pots, but of course, I forget sometimes...this is me we are talking about.

4 comments:

Trace said...

The pots are GORGEOUS by the way, I love how they turned out. But certainly not worth the pain you've been in. Next time, make Piper do the gardening. She's such a sloucher - always hanging around doing nothing, staring at you, sleeping, lounging in a ray of sunshine. She needs some hardship.

Michael Alesich said...

Gardening may count as a sport I've seen some pretty competitive people digging holes before.
Hope you feel better soon. (maybe my sketches may make sense to people on Vicodin)

Helen said...

Hahaha....I'm picturing competitive people digging holes :| Yeah, feeling better today Michael...but it was certainly painful.

Zachary Reed said...

practising to be a mexican.. oh my...