The Incontiguous Brick

August 28, 2007

broken toes and crushed dreams

Filed under: Life,Ramblings,Uncategorized — iknowkeith @ 9:17 pm

I broke my toe last Saturday.

We just picked up a kid-sized guitar at a yard sale for my almost 4-year-old daughter. She was very excited to play it and couldn’t put it down. I thought it would be fun to break out the old bass guitar and “jam” with her. It has been a few years since I played it (closer to 10) but I still think of myself as a rock star, even if I am my only fan.

Toe CrusherI threw the strap over my shoulder, reached for the neck and was ready to jam. Then I watched my beautiful Ibanez bass guitar plummet to the ground as if in slow motion. The strap was not completely attached to the bass like I thought. My horror of the impending destruction of my bass was quickly replaced by the shock of my middle toe fracturing from the impact. The bass landed on the center of my toe and then crashed to the floor. I dropped like a stone.

I am a wannabe runner (I run, but not as often as I would like) and was hoping to run a half marathon soon. So I went to the hospital to confirm my fear. And yes, it is broken.

Do ya know what they do for a broken toe? Nothing. They tape it to the toe next door and “hope it feels better soon.” Oh well. No half-marathon for me any time soon.

And I guess I’m not a rock star after all. 😦



  1. Ouch! That must of hurt like crazy. Hope it gets better soon.

    Don’t give up on your dream of running a half marathon. You can still do it!

    P.S Did you break the bass?

    Comment by Bass Guitar Chords — August 29, 2007 @ 5:42 am | Reply

  2. Sheesh. They could have at least given you a lollipop for consolation…

    Comment by Mike Elliott — August 29, 2007 @ 6:27 am | Reply

  3. The bass is OK! But a lollipop would have helped a little. What age do they stop offering those anyway?

    Comment by iknowkeith — August 29, 2007 @ 6:53 am | Reply

  4. Ha I remeber when they use to give out lollipops and stickers! Ahh those were the days.

    Oh and you got those cool band aids with cartoon characters on them hehe

    Comment by Bass Guitar Chords — August 29, 2007 @ 9:18 am | Reply

  5. I dunno, breaking your toes with your own guitar is pretty rock n roll really 😛

    I don’t remember getting lollipops, did get lots of ice cream & jelly when I had my tonsils out though.

    Comment by Guitar Chords for Songs — August 31, 2007 @ 5:42 am | Reply

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