Tuesday, March 24, 2009

It's a contest!

asked how I tore my rotator cuff, then she made an interesting guess as to how it happened. I liked her story much better than the true one. I've been trying to come up with something that is interesting, but so far nothing has tripped my trigger so to speak.
Thus, a contest!
Whoever of my lovely blogging friends can come up with the best story will win this nice totebag I made last weekend, with my poor sore shoulder I might add. Okay, yeah, I actually used a sewing machine, but you get the idea. I plan to use a totally impartial judge who will be introduced at a later date.
I'm not sure when this contest will end since I'm not sure how much pain killers I'll be wanting. If you read that as "shots of Jack Daniels" that works too.
So, give me a GOOD story to tell people!!!

12 comments:

Kim said...

Okay, I'll start this one off with a variation on my original story line. And, by the way, I thought it might be fun to incorporate the "unfortunately Mary" game into this contest!

One long, long day, when Mary and her hubby had been snowed in for at least a week and they got tired of playing Monopoly, they decided to switch to a Jack Daniels drinking game. After awhile, as tipsy married couples are sometimes wont to do, they decided to place a bet on the next game. If Mary won, her hubby would cook dinner and clean up afterward. But if hubby won, they'd play a different kind of game. Well, hubby won, and although I can't go into detail, the new game involved velvet handcuffs and bedposts, and unfortunately Mary found she enjoyed this new game a little too much! (What was that she said about nothing having tripped her trigger? Ha!) Well, unfortunately Mary got a little carried away and ended up with a torn rotator cuff injury. But in the end, Mary's the ultimate winner. Can you guess why? Because now Mary's hubby has to cook dinner and clean up afterward for the next several weeks while she's recuperating from surgery, reading magazines and quilting books! Yes, it's true: every dark cloud has a silver lining!

Ruby said...

I had rotator cuff surgery myself in January. I wish you a speedy recovery!!! I think you injured your shoulder when you were pole dancing?

*karendianne. said...

Goodness! I missed the post about this. How did that happen. Hmmm.

Mare was walking her dog when suddenly he took off after something moving through the bushes. He pulled backwards and hard taking Mare with him so that Mare, leash still attached to her hand and wrist, felt the pain in her shoulder even though she did let go of the dog.

Quilt Hollow said...

Hands down....Kim wins! Sorry that was great!

Lisa D. said...

I think you must have injured your rotator cuff in a fit of super human strength, lifting a car who's owner had forgotten to set the parking brake and it was slowly rolling over a small child on your neighborhood street. In fact, I'm pretty sure it was a Hummer H2 that I saw you lift with your bare hands. You obviously used way too much shoulder - lift with your legs next time! :)

Susan Freebery said...

Normally, I take a challenge very seriously, but honestly, who could top Kim's story line? My goodness, Diana Gabaldon, James Patterson, or even Steven King would be hard pressed to beat that. So, needless to say, "I give."

Heidi said...

Did it involve swinging naked from the ceiling fan, wearing a red leather bustee?

Who am I kidding - Kims is WAY better!!!!

Pat said...

okay...

Mare was sewing frantically to make all the year end quilt-y gifts she loves to give! She was reaching for her iron as she was closing in on finishing and POP! She hurts her shoulder! Being the wonderful person she is...Mary finishes all her quilt-y gifts and has to schedule rotator cuff surgery during her quilting off season! But not to worry, Mare will be reading quilt-y magazines and patterns deciding on the perfect quilt-y projects for next's year's gift giving. The End :)

Quilter Kathy said...

With all the snow you have had, I'm sure that you tore your rotator cuff by starting the snowblower. It likely starts the same way my lawn mower does, right???...you yank out this knob which is attached to a cord and you do this about a thousand times until it starts?!?!

Cowguy said...

Heh heh... Kim said "wont".


Nice story Kim (you woman you) and congratulations (if the story has even a speck of truth in it) AND condolences for your injury.

Wont... lol

em's scrapbag said...

I say you should tell people you were wrestling a quilt and they should see the quilt.

Erzebat said...

hiyall,
hmmmm.....rotary cuff injury,eh? how many little old ladies went DOWN as you shouldered your way thru a crowd of bargain hunters at your local quilt shop? how many bolts of fabric did your super human strength allow you to carry to the cutting counter? I think you did your damage as you were lifting a unsuspecting nonquilter, who was blocking you from getting to that $1 fat quarter bin,out of the way!
and thats my story and Im sticking to it! becareful of painkillers and alchol, they lead to more babys being conceived! dont ask me how I know.... (mauh) Liz