Oregon Coast? In Fall?

I went to the beach this weekend with my family and a few others. My cousin’s 2nd uncle, brother’s wife twice removed built a large house practically right on the sandy beaches of Pacific City, so I guess you could say we had an ‘in’. The house was nice, and able to hold lotsa people without feeling too crowded but the main draw to this weekend was the weather! Seriously, I thought we had entered a warp and landed on the California coast, sans the people and pollution. It was perfect, with no wind, no clouds and 80 degrees. Go ahead be jealous that you weren’t there.

Getting out on the beach with that type of weather made me want to jump, and run and wrestle about. Unfortunately there was no one there that wanted to wrestle! :( My dad would’ve punched me in the nose had I tried to wreslte him, Phil fell down and lay in the fetal position before I could even begin to wrestle and my sis, well my sis is no match for me. So to burn off some steam I bet my sister that I could run backwards faster than she could run forwards. I’ll admit this wasn’t the greatest idea in the history of ideas but it seemed fun at the time. I took off backwards while she ran after me. It was pretty funny seeing her head bob up and down while she was trying to catch me. My theory was right, I was a tiny bit faster and she couldn’t catch me. Once I had determined that I was the fastest, I tried to slow down, but I did so much too fast and ended up crashing down to the ground on my elbow and hip and skidding on the wet, hard sand. As I got up admist the surrounding laughter, I realized I couldn’t remember the last time I fell down. It must’ve been years. Think about it, can you think of the last time you fell down? Especially with some of you middle age people I bet its been awhile.

I think the last time I fell down was in college coming out of one the buildings. I was walking down the steps and I saw a super cute girl walking with one of my friends. I knew this would be the perfect time to meet up with them and talk with the super cute girl, so I hurried my steps a little bit. A word of advice, ‘hurrying your steps’ as your eyes are locked onto a super cute girl are not two things that should be done at once. I missed the last step and my legs gave out as I stumbled forward with my arms and legs flailing as I fell face first on the grass (luckily) right in front of my friend and the super cute girl. Classic. All my friend said was, “nice one.” “oh, uhh….I tripped!” It was stupid and embarrassing. Ever since then I think I’ve been fall free until this weekend. I don’t fall as much now that I’m not in sports or karate trying to kick people’s heads.

How ’bout you? When was the last time you totally fell and biffed it? None of this trip and catch yourself on the wall or a bike rack stuff, I’m talking about laid out, body hitting the ground with a fury falling. I need to know. I figure most of us are in the prime time non-tripping days, but we still manage to have some doosies now and again, just wait until we get old, we’ll be falling down breaking hips all the time! :(


  1. EsoPhil said,

    September 25, 2006 @ 9:30 pm

    I generally don’t fall down. I do remember kicking you in the head many times in karate though. I don’t seem to remember you ever kicking me in the head. But your backfist was quite constantly on my forehead.

    Actually, I just remembered… I sort of fell down when I was juggling a soccer ball with Dave a while ago. I tend to jump and twist when trying to catch out of range passes, and we were juggling on gravel. My T’ai Chi reflexes (taiji) came in handy, and somehow I made some sort of arch of my arms and body (like the Globetrotters do with a basketball from arm to arm, I did with the ground) and didn’t sustain a scratch, even falling on the gravel. I was standing there for a moment, looking myself over, thinking, “How on earth do I not have a single small scratch or scuff mark, even on my hands and exposed arms?” It was weird. I wish I had that sort of reflexes all the time.

    I am always thinking like a a hero. Does anyone else think like that ever? Seriously, I constantly walk around thinking what I would do if some crazy, unexpected situation occurred. Where I would dodge, where I would strike, where I would jump, etc. It’s a funny thing. Of course, if something actually happened, I’m sure I wouldn’t be so prepared, but I like to think so. I guess I’ll have to write a blog entry about it or something. Coming soon to an Esotropiart near you… “Hero Dreams”.

  2. Anthony said,

    September 26, 2006 @ 3:35 am

    Gee, I am not sure dude..
    I think that I slipped a while back and ended up ladning right on my elbows facing forward, but I really dont’ remember when it was…
    It was some time during this summer for sure, so I guess that wasnt’ to long ago..
    I guess I win at least get the runner up prize cuz it wasn’t that long ago…
    What is the prize and when do I get it?
    ABC OUT!

  3. Anthony said,

    September 26, 2006 @ 7:06 pm

    Dang, Mego…
    Did you trip right ontop of your big giant belly?

  4. Phil said,

    September 27, 2006 @ 11:02 am

    I can’t remember the last time I fell. I do however remember when I pushed you down a few months ago, I don’t think you were couting that as falling?

  5. Anthony said,

    September 27, 2006 @ 9:10 pm

    Wait, is EsoPhil, and Phil the same person?

  6. Phil said,

    September 27, 2006 @ 10:18 pm

    Nope, we’re different.

  7. Anthony said,

    September 28, 2006 @ 5:39 pm

    Micah, where art thou?
    Why must thou be silent?
    You never go this long without bloggin…
    Come forth…
    ABC OUT!

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