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Bought a squash racquet today, as my old one has been broken for over… - Impressions and Expressions of Ijon
July 13th, 2003
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Bought a squash racquet today, as my old one has been broken for over a year, and I was fed up with my dad's worn racquet. It cost exactly $100. It's a good investment; the racquet will enable hours and hours of exercise and exhilarating fun. In fact, I used it in the double court (90 minutes) I played with gaal today, and it delivered.

Ach, I love this game.

P.S. during the game, entirely by accident, gaal struck the ball sideways and it hit me squarely on the nose. A squash ball, properly struck, travels with great speed and force; it is small and rubbery, so it won't inflict serious damage (unless you get hit in the eye, or, um, well...), but it does hurt. More than pain, though, when one is surprised by a high-velocity rubber projectile to the nose, one feels reeling shock. It takes a moment to regain balance and go on. It stopped hurting fairly quickly, and we only paused the game for a brief moment. My nose doesn't hurt at all, but it's still very tender to the touch. It's a (small) risk of the game.

Current Mood: calm
Current Music: Eric Clapton -- Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out

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From:ukelele
Date:July 12th, 2003 04:14 pm (UTC)
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Heh, I sympathize with your nose. The husband was trying to teach me how to use boffer weapons once (don't know if you know those, though they're very popular among the gaming crowd over here...take pvc pipe, padding, and duct tape; meld into squishy fascimile of weapon of choice). Problems with this theory: I am graceless and slow; he spent years fencing. Additional problem: he's nine inches taller than I am. Where does that leave the point of his weapon at the end of a lunge? That's right. Unparried, at the bridge of my nose.

Which didn't *hurt*...much...but broke my glasses...did I mention we were in the middle of nowhere at the time? And I can see about six inches without the glasses? Heh...
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From:gaal
Date:July 17th, 2003 04:29 am (UTC)
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"Sympathy for the nose".... hmmm, isn't that the name of a Stones hit?
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