Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG
October 19th, 2006
The Good Way to Get Hurt

This is so odd to me…  I have an extremely low pain tolerance;  I'm known to yell “YOWCH” at the mere thought of pain (whilst remaining untouched and unharmed).  So anyways, I was walking around this morning and I realized somehow I messed up my big toe.  I don't know when or how, but today it totally aches and I have no recollection of how I hurt it. This happened once before.  Sometime in Jr. High I broke my toe in gymnastics (I'm assuming) but I didn't even realize it until several years later when I figured out my right-footed-big toe didn't bend anymore.  The joint busted and fused back together, so now i just have one thick unmovable toe-cicle (the kids think it's grand to play with).  I still have no memory of breaking it, and you'd think an occassion like that would have been a great heap of hurtin'.


The best way to get hurt is to never notice that it's happening.  That is my deep and thought provoking blog entry for today.

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    on October 19th, 2006 at 11:19 am

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    What an amazing post!

    I’m waiting for my supper!

    Drive safely.


    ———-who also has a post about pain of a very different kind

  2. jaminacema said,

    on October 19th, 2006 at 11:41 am

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    I am just the opposite. I have a large tolerance for pain. If I say ouch everyone comes running to make sure I am okay! LOL

  3. jayfromcleveland said,

    on October 19th, 2006 at 11:55 am

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    Um, let’s see… a formerly broken toe now aches for no apparent reason. By any chance, has there been a change in the weather where you live? Has rain moved through? If so, the ability to predict the weather by old aches and pains is what some of us call “Life Over 30,” or, if you will, “Life Approaching 40”!!!! Not to worry Mrs. Ig, it happens to the best of us, no one ever promised that this world was your permanent home!

  4. Starlady said,

    on October 19th, 2006 at 12:21 pm

    Ah yes,

    The aging process gets us everytime. 😉

    I’m trying to help out a fellow blogger and since you get soooo much more traffic than I do (I’m not complaining, I like my 3 faithful readers. Of course maybe if I actually bloged about something of interest more people would come around! LOL ), could you please help spread the word?

    Beth from, is having a really hard time right now. Life has thrown her curve balls for the past few years but the last couple of months have been the hardest. She just delivered her 4th baby and instead of it being a joyous occasion she’s spiraling down into a big pit of depression. She has very little support from her family and no friends locally to help. If you have time, could you pray for her and drop in on her blog w/ some encouragement? And help spread the word?

    Thank you so much. 🙂

  5. Victorious said,

    on October 19th, 2006 at 12:44 pm

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    I’m just the opposite from you. I have a high tolerance for pain AND I’m very clumsy, so I VERY frequently have bruises and cuts and sprains that I have no idea how I aquired!

    Blessings ~ Diane

  6. quietcajun said,

    on October 19th, 2006 at 1:36 pm

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    I’ll try to keep this in mind.

    Hey, one of my good friends is going to be giving birth this month… maybe I can recomment THIS method of pain relief!

  7. cryskey said,

    on October 19th, 2006 at 4:02 pm


    I do that, I yell ouch before it even hurts. My husband gives great big bear hugs, sometimes painful ones. So, as soon as he walks up to me I’m flinching and saying “ouch”. I don’t know if you’ve ever watched the Animaniacs cartoons, but I’m married to Elmira’s long lost brother. ; ) His mother tells him that he’s like a bull in a china closet. I think she’s right. He doesn’t mean to be so rough, it just happens! : ) Hope your toe gets better soon!

  8. Jocelyndixon said,

    on October 19th, 2006 at 4:02 pm

    POor little toesy!

    I know what you mean by pain… I have a high pain tolerence, but my poor Hobbit feet get stepped on all the time and they are always black and blue! I hope you get to feeling better!



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  9. EEEEMommy said,

    on October 19th, 2006 at 9:14 pm

    As they say…

    Ignorance is bliss!

  10. eyecorn said,

    on October 19th, 2006 at 11:03 pm

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    You know, DH and DS often tell me, “You’re in complete oblivion!” And, now, there’s a good reason to be oblivious…youch! That’s ok, when we don’t notice things like that it means we are entertaining deeper and ponderous-er thoughts 🙂

  11. Boltbabe said,

    on October 19th, 2006 at 11:09 pm

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    Oh you are too much! How could someone \unknowingly break their toe, I’ll never know. I am an authority on this ya know…being I have broken 9 of my 10 toes at least once. LOL!

  12. JenIG said,

    on October 20th, 2006 at 9:11 am

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    eyecorn: thanks for recognizing my inner brilliance. heh heh

    boltbabe: how in the heck did you break nine of your ten toes??? don’t tell me that involved a camper getting knocked off your truck…

  13. Jul said,

    on October 20th, 2006 at 9:14 am

    Your Dancing Toe

    This is not one of those “subtle preemptive excuses” that you are preparing to point back to in case you lose the Virginia Reel competition, is it?

    Very clever!

  14. JenIG said,

    on October 20th, 2006 at 9:26 am

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    My dear Julie… you know me too well. However, this time i am not trying to weasel out. A broken leg could not keep me from getting out on that dance floor. PS Coie is making all of us matching skirts. I think you should make Jessica do the same.

  15. TC said,

    on October 20th, 2006 at 9:55 am

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    You need the full-body helmet that I proposed on my blog today. Oh, and if you don’t like pain, don’t ever ride on the back of a mini bike with my son.

  16. Jul said,

    on October 20th, 2006 at 7:38 pm

    Skirting the issue

    Well I was almost going to suggest a competition, but I didn’t like the name of what that would be. Plus, we’ve all decided on basic homeschool denim skirts for that evening.

    Wow, Coie is making matching skirts for “all-ya’ll”? Quite a seamstress, eh? She’ll make some nice homeschooled young man a good wife. —Of course that is after he follows all courtship protocol.

  17. Abiga51 said,

    on October 20th, 2006 at 7:45 pm

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    OK in the background I hear that old Twilight Zone music. I remember you writing or mentioning your right toe before. And I thought me too, In high school I slammed it into a sidewalk so it no longer bends. Does it keep you from walking correctly cuz mine does?. And occasionally it hurts too but then again I do have a bunion on the other foot so maybe this ones trying to grow a bunion too. Anyways (as you always say) it was nice to read something light as I was getting a hand dog look after some sad stuff recently. Not that pain is light for you sorry. Blessings and a painfree day tomorrow for you.

  18. JenIG said,

    on October 20th, 2006 at 8:20 pm

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    Abiga: nope, the broken toe does not affect my walking… matter of fact, i think my broken toe has made me a better break dancer.

  19. His4life said,

    on October 20th, 2006 at 9:28 pm

    I hate it….

    when that happens!:):) More often than not, I have no clue where my bumps and bruises come from.:) I can relate!

  20. JustGiveMeStarbucks said,

    on October 21st, 2006 at 4:05 am

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    Yeah, but have you ever broken your pinkie because it was the only finger you could get under the collar of your muddy cocker spaniel as he bounded gleefully across your freshly cleaned carpets? I felt a snap, and thought at first I’d just popped a knuckle. As my pinkie swelled up enough to match my thumb in size (and hurt incredibly bad), I realized what had happened. Dumb dog! I was double-jointed in all of my fingers before that! Now I’m only double-jointed in nine. (What a claim to fame.)

    I would have much rather broken it painlessly, as you recommend. 😉 And, being in the approaching-40-crowd, my pinkie aches sometimes, too (though it often has to yell pretty loud to be heard over my other aches and pains). It’s a pretty good barometer, that one!

  21. CommunicationFUNdamentals said,

    on October 21st, 2006 at 11:33 am

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    My dd is forever coming to me with bruises for which she has no memory of causing! We think little gremilins hit her with rocks at night while she sleeps! ROFL


    Who broke her toe twice! Yowch!

  22. JenIG said,

    on October 21st, 2006 at 11:41 am

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    holy moly, starbucks, that sounds PAINFUL!

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