I broke my nose and spent the morning with Kevin Smith. One figuratively and the other literally. You can guess which one is which I bet.
I had a real bad charleyhorse in the back of my calf this morning and it hurt like a sonofabitch. I fell getting out of bed and landed on my face. Luckily I didn't have my glasses on. I was sitting there in the half dark and felt liquid on my chest. I figured correctly that I had a nose bleed. I sat there for a bit letting it drip while I got my senses back. My nose bleed for a while and when I was cleaning up I discovered a nasty cut above my right eyebrow.
I didn't have any of the symptoms that come from a fall, but I put a cold washcloth on my nose, knowing about problems with brain swelling etc. I waited a bit and after having Simba and Sperhauk call me back to see if I stayed conscious I packed myself into my car and headed for the Park Nicollet Clinic grabbing Kevin Smith's new book Silent Bob Speaks. It's a collection of his essays for some magazines and internet sites. It's 325 pages and I figured I would be there for a while. I got to the PNC at 8 am and left just before 1 pm. I had almost finished the book.
The main news of the medical visit was I had broken my nose but it wasn't too bad. I have to take an antibiotic for ten days, pills that are huge, like swallowing the first half of my little finger. I have a cut above my eyebrow which I now believe is from the electrical cord that is on the floor. It's jagged and a good inch wide but not so deep. The doctor said there wasn't enough flesh there to stitch so they superglued it. I got a bit of soreness and for a while my chest muscles were pretty sore from being tense. Since I ate and came home I feel a bit better. I have to go back next week for an Ear, Nose and Throat doc to check me out but my nose isn't even that swollen, so I should count myself lucky. I had been bragging a few weeks ago about not breaking anything on my body, but I guess if I had to break something other than wind this is the thing to break.
I enjoyed Kevin's book, he's an easy writer to read having a comfortable conversational style, and he's talking about something I am interested in - films and his films. The first third of the book is his running commentary about the casting of the movie Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. There are lots of jokes and funny stories, a bit of dirt about Reese Witherspoon not being a very nice person, and Elisha Dushku and Elizabeth Shannon being really fun to hang with.
The middle of the book has essays on other topics like his obesity, lap dancing, DeGrassi Junior High, Britney Spears, California and New Jersey, and a couple of interviews that are more like loveletters to Ben Affleck and Tom Cruise. There is a nice trilogy of articles on the Jersey Girl film, which I really liked. All in all it's a good read and it kept my mind off of being at the clinic most of the time.