On The First Day After Christmas I Gave This Thing To Me…

…Oooooooone Squuuuuuuuaaaaaaashed Thuuuuuuuuumb!


The picture might not do the mash justice, but see that abnormally discolored cloud of sadness within the bed of my thumbnail? Yeah:  hurts like sunovagunzabeech.  Suffice it to say it was bike-repair related and idiocy induced, and by way of a more detailed explanation let’s just go to the series of Twitter posts from the immediate mash aftermath going forward about 20-30 minutes:

  1. Right now I’m really admiring how long the pain lasts after you squish your thumb between the fork and spinning spokes.
  2. Beneath the nail is already some angry black ‘n bluing.
  3. De-Christmasing my bike & giving it a thorough cleaning as well as new front/rear brake pads, and I’m repaid in thumb squished agony? Nofair
  4. It’s one of those hurts were you almost wish the offended digit had just been lopped off. I said almost.
  5. Spewing a stream of invective to rival those which the father was famous for in “A Christmas Story.”
  6. snagdragalbasturdenfrakostenkluntbisquitweavernard!

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."