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Just back from the hospital. [Oct. 29th, 2015|03:40 am]
Painfully perky
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Got in a car accident tonight. Just back from the hospital.

The x-rays show my foot's fine, just sprained. My car ... didn't look good.

I've resisted getting a cell phone. Really, you don't need one for emergencies because everyone has a cell phone.

But as I sat in that hospital bed, bored out of my scull, I thought of all the things I could be doing with one of those nifty smart phones. I could be checking my email. Looking at Yuletide prompts to start writing Treats. I could complaining to my friends about how bored I was, waking people in the middle of the night.

As it was, I contented myself with mantras and playing with the hand sanitizer.

I was reduced to playing with hand sanitizer.
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[User Picture]From: seticat
2015-10-29 07:50 am (UTC)
Glad you were okay enough to be bored enough to play with the hand sanitizer.
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[User Picture]From: icarusancalion
2015-10-29 07:52 am (UTC)
My problem was the smallest one in the hospital, I'm sure.
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[User Picture]From: gehayi
2015-10-29 08:08 am (UTC)
Please get a cell phone. Phones are very useful things.

P.S. And I'm really sorry about the accident and your car. That's awful.

Edited at 2015-10-29 08:10 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: icarusancalion
2015-10-29 08:27 am (UTC)
I could hear your concern in telling me to get a cell phone. Thanks
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[User Picture]From: aigooism
2015-10-29 10:02 am (UTC)
Yike! I'm glad not that badly off from the accident! I'm so sorry you had an accident. :(
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[User Picture]From: icarusancalion
2015-10-29 10:53 am (UTC)
Me, too.

But ... hand sanitizer.
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[User Picture]From: slb44
2015-10-29 04:42 pm (UTC)
The important thing is that you're okay, or will be once you heal the sprain. I'm grateful for that.

As for cell phones, I have a cheap arse one just for emergencies and I've never had to use it because, as you say, everyone else has one, so I consider it a waste of money. *g*
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[User Picture]From: icarusancalion
2015-10-30 01:20 am (UTC)
That's what I've noticed. People always tell me these far-fetched, worst case scenarios... "What if you're in a bad neighborhood in Detroit...." Well, what would I be doing there? By that logic, we should all have life preservers in the trunk. What if my car is caught in a flood?

The sprain is doing better, or at least once I got some rest. But I had to be on it too much today, taking care of the car.

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[User Picture]From: abigail89
2015-10-29 05:45 pm (UTC)
I am very glad you are all right, bored or not.

But a nifty cell phone is a good thing, especially for making phone calls in an emergency.
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[User Picture]From: icarusancalion
2015-10-30 01:22 am (UTC)
A burner phone is good enough for emergencies. People always sell you on cell phones with these far-fetched fear scenarios. When I finally wanted one was when I was bored and needed a toy.

:p

I'm doing okay. The car? Not so much.
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[User Picture]From: beledibabe
2015-10-30 01:17 am (UTC)
Yikes! Glad you're okay, although I'm sorry about your car.
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[User Picture]From: icarusancalion
2015-10-30 01:23 am (UTC)
Thank you. Oh, jeeze. I'm going to have to replace it. I was expecting to own this one for a decade.

(Soooo not telling dad, who helped me buy this car.)

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[User Picture]From: __marcelo
2015-10-30 03:05 am (UTC)
Yikes! Glad you're ok! (and empathetically concerned by hand sanitizer levels of boredom).
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[User Picture]From: icarusancalion
2015-11-01 03:37 am (UTC)
LOL. Yeah. That's up there with the times I was stuck in a conference room as a kid with nothing more than a cup of paper clips to play with....
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[User Picture]From: __marcelo
2015-11-02 05:11 am (UTC)
I've got this sudden image of vast engineering projects, entire metallic DNA chains of long-dead robot species...
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[User Picture]From: icarusancalion
2015-11-02 05:16 am (UTC)
Haha! That was Rodney McKay. I just had paperclip fights with my brother, and turned them into odd art shapes.
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[User Picture]From: __marcelo
2015-11-02 05:18 am (UTC)
That sounds equally fun *g*

(And god, I hadn't thought of Rodney in a long while! Rodney bored and with access to _anything_ seems like the problem setup of about 15% of SGA episodes).
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[User Picture]From: enname
2015-10-31 05:22 am (UTC)
I only got a mobile (cell) phone two years ago when i realised I couldn't log my pay sheet at work without one. Nor could I purchase things online as my bank uses it as double confirmation. Or book apartments in France, or you know ... was missing out on jobs as people wouldn't ring a landline number.

Nothing dire apart from the lack of money. Certainly none of those 'worst case' scenarios people always raise.

If you had a smartphone with you, it would probably have run out of battery just in spite anyway. :)
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[User Picture]From: icarusancalion
2015-11-01 03:35 am (UTC)
If you had a smartphone with you, it would probably have run out of battery just in spite anyway. :)

LOL! You know it. And of course I would have left my charger at home because it was just a short round trip and....

Certainly none of those 'worst case' scenarios people always raise.

I've watched people with cell phones. They don't have them because they're good for emergencies, or they'd stay in their pockets. They have them for entertainment and convenience. And I will agree that they are convenient. Awfully pricey though.

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From: pir8fancier
2015-11-01 03:25 am (UTC)
Glad you weren't seriously hurt. Yeah, or download bridge baron and play endless games of bridge!
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[User Picture]From: icarusancalion
2015-11-01 03:36 am (UTC)
Yep. I so desperately wanted to check email and look for the person who requested Battle of the Planets for Yuletide.

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[User Picture]From: lexstar29
2015-11-01 03:18 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear about the accident, and your car. I'm glad to hear that you're okay though.
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[User Picture]From: twistedrecesses
2015-11-09 01:49 am (UTC)
Glad you're not badly hurt!
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