Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Thick Air

I was standing in front of my class today talking to them about rounding numbers. I stepped backward to use the whiteboard and fell. One second I was standing. The next I was staring at the cealing. The only explanation I have for this is thick air. Somebody dropped a chunk of it on the floor and I fell over it.


Blogger Caryl-Mom-Nana said...

R U alright? I mean physically? You didn't get dizzy or anything did you? It just doesn't sound too good to me, you suddenly tripping over thin air. Just not right!!! Must be time to give me a call! Love ya, C

10/18/2006 09:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn. It's hereditary, our genes are predisposed to make us fall...just today tom said i fall more than anyone he's ever known...i fell twice today!

10/18/2006 10:25:00 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Thick air is good. I will use that the next time I splatter on the floor.

Hope you're OK.

10/18/2006 10:49:00 PM  
Blogger Catch said...

hope you werent hurt....I always laugh when I fall....even if no one sees me! lol

10/18/2006 11:50:00 PM  
Blogger Rob said...

I hope you are alright! Hopefully if anything is wounded its just pride... please update soon!

10/18/2006 11:51:00 PM  
Blogger Just Tom said...

Thick air. I like that. I think that's what I have between my ears. You can always trip over thick air. Hoe you are alright! TM

10/19/2006 12:07:00 AM  
Blogger Just Tom said...

Oh, and I managed to get my next challenge up so come one, come all!

10/19/2006 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OUch! Confound those gravity storms....hope you didn't hurt anything.

I loved you Tribute to the Dawg, and so glad you posted it again--I missed it, obviously, and was SO glad other people found and remembered more:)

Happy Thursday! I haven't been here before; I'm usually not home on weekdays and need to come up with a way of getting around more.

10/19/2006 06:39:00 AM  
Blogger actonbell said...

Woops, the above comment was mine.

10/19/2006 06:41:00 AM  
Blogger Jerry Bowley said...

I wonder... Did Mo have to log a $5 debit for "laffing to hard"?

10/19/2006 07:35:00 AM  
Blogger Charlene Amsden said...

Caryl -- see Cindra's comment. Have you forgotten who you're talking to?

Cindra -- it is genetic; the Barbie syndrome, small feet, large chest.

Rob -- Aleve and water as my bedtime snack, and I feel mostly fine this morning. Some soreness. No bruises, no swelling.

Actionbell -- gravity storms! I love it! I have been subject to them all my life, I just didn't know what they were called.

Cuppojoe -- we haf sum speling problums in da clasrum. Ids a sekund landwige ting.

10/19/2006 07:53:00 AM  
Blogger Bazza said...

Hope your ok, If that had've been me, wifey would have killed herself laughing, did any of your students have the nerve?

10/19/2006 08:27:00 AM  
Blogger Donna~K said...

Wow, I'm sorry about that think air. You don't think its a spiteful student hexing you do you? lol I hope you're okay. :)

10/19/2006 08:28:00 AM  
Blogger Charlene Amsden said...

Bazza, my students were incredible. They stayed in their seats. They asked if I was okay. Four of my students took their asigned emergency stations (door, door, phone & intercom), incase they needed to seek emergency assistance. All others remained quiet and in their seats, as instructed. I was very pleased. As far as accidents go, it was quite informative.

10/19/2006 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too true. Everyone in high school said I should just be tipping over.

10/19/2006 10:09:00 AM  
Blogger Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

You were testing your students on the emergency stations drill. Glad to hear you are ok and the aleve and water helped.

Just watch out for those Voodoo dolls the kids bring.

10/19/2006 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Quilldancer!
First time here and although I loved your post and the term "thick air", I'm sorry to hear of your unexpected fall and do hope you are ok.
I definately think ther is something odd afoot here in these parts as I've tried three times to post and each time my comment disappears, could it be there is thin air here also?

10/19/2006 02:30:00 PM  
Blogger Kat Campbell said...

That's kinda scary! I'm glad you aren't seriously hurt and that your kids were good.

10/19/2006 03:18:00 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

Has anyone in here seen a roller skate that I seem to have misplaced?? ;-)

QD, I'm glad you're OK! Apparently you are, since you are able to respond to comments ... which means, of course, that you are able to figure out those crazy verification letters. I can't figure them out even when I don't fall!

10/19/2006 03:50:00 PM  
Blogger Lori's Minute said...

You poor woman....I hope you are ok.

10/19/2006 04:56:00 PM  
Blogger Rachelle said...

Ah yes... treacherous that thick air is.

Perhaps we do have a problem with the Earth's atmosphere... heavy.
--exaggerated wink--

I will remember this one, it will go over great with my teenaged daughter who has inherited her mother's klutziness.

10/19/2006 08:28:00 PM  
Blogger The Mumma said...

Glad you are ok and that your students were superb in their response to the emergency.

10/19/2006 09:29:00 PM  
Blogger Melli said...

I imagine the kiddo's got a good laugh out of this! Hope you were okay! Not sure MY back could handle that kinda fall...

10/22/2006 06:51:00 AM  

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