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August 1, 2008 (Day 188)

Panoply: a splendid or impressive array


I have a healthy collection of bumps and scars gained from growing up, as I was a bit of a tomboy and always a klutz. My affinity for bumping into things has never left, and with my fair skin, I bruise like crazy. Usually I just discover a new bruise on my body on a nearly daily basis, with absolutely no recollection of what I might have done to get it.

During a particularly clumsy bout while dating somebody (I was doing house repairs, enough said), I had a couple friends express concern that he was beating me up. Especially when my stories sounded truly silly, because my clumsy stunts are sometimes just so ridiculous it's hard to believe they're true.

Case in point, I burned myself while painting. Yeah. I had taken a light fixture down in my bathroom to make it easier to just paint behind it instead of around it, but it was my only light source, so I brought in a lamp and removed the shade to give myself enough light to see. I forgot the lamp was there, and in one downward stroke, my forearm smacked down hard on the bare bulb. Really, really bad burn.

I am an epic klutz. One of my oldest nicknames is "Grace."

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