Friday Five...

Today's Friday Five questions are about scars and injuries…

1. Have you ever had braces? Any other teeth trauma?
Heck yeah. My front teeth crossed, and my back teeth were worse, so I got braces in an attempt to give me a bit more normal of a smile (not to mention correcting a problem I had with a slipped disc in my jaw). They took enamel off of my molars, but I do like my smile a lot better now.

2. Ever broken any bones?
My right wrist, twice. The first time by falling while flying a kite on a wet day. The second time was before my senior year of high school—I fell out of a lofted bed. I'll tell that story sometime.

3. Ever had stitches?
Thankfully, no.

4. What are the stories behind some of your [physical] scars?
I have a one-inch scar on my chin from where I fell down in the bathtub when I was four. Oh, and I have tons of chickenpox scars. Boring, eh?

5. How do you plan to spend your weekend?
I don't know. I'm waiting to find out the results of my father's biopsy to know whether or not I need to make a mad-dash seven-hour drive to Arkansas to be with my family. Otherwise, I'm going to watch Following with friends in a desperate attempt to get away from the rapidly-worsening situation which is my family life.

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You inspired me to particapate in this for once. Kinda fun in an odd sorta way. I've also gotten the best idea for april fools day, the next time it ends up on a thursday...

Never knew about the wrist. Yes, I'd like to hear that story. This week's FF was fun for me. I have lots of fun scar stories. :)

1. yes -- they are on right now and they *hurt* 2. several -- namely fingers and toes -- mostly playing soccer (of course) 3. nope (i know -- a shocker!) 4. I have a scar on my knee where I was 'impaled' on a bleacher after running up and down it for soccer was very messy! 5. soccer, soccer, and more soccer -- I have 3 games to play and a superbowl to watch!

I didn't know you were wearing braces now, Kara! I take it you didn't have any permanent scars from the Cactus Incident[tm]?

yes -- some CI[tm] scars....not as gory or cool as other ones. :) just got the braces after new years -- had the spacers in on new year's the ceramic ones though so they don't stand out too much!

Ouch. The spacers aren't fun. In my recollection, they were actually the most painful part of the process; things got easier once that part was over with.

I'm bouncing around reading other Friday Fivers, and staying to read more of your stuff. :)