The first rule of Murphy's Law is that you do not blog about Murphy's Law while out of the country.

Let me repeat that.

The first rule of Murphy's Law is that you do not blog about Murphy's Law while out of the country.

It's sort of like the most important rule of Happy Fun Ball: Do Not Taunt Happy Fun Ball

I apparently taunted Murphy.

Here's what happened...

Three of us headed out a bit before lunch time to do some electronics shopping. I got a cool little video camera and some Compact Flash memory. Arturo did the same and more.

But part way through our journey, I stepped down off a curb only to find that the curb was twice as high as I thought. Needless to say, the outcome was not pleasant. My right ankle and foot are not royally pissed off.

The kicker is that this is the same injury I've had three times before on the same ankle and foot.


The only good part (aside from the cool new toys) is that my body is way more focused on my injury. So the runny nose (cold/SARS/whatever) is much less of an issue.

Yippie. :-(

Posted by jzawodn at October 28, 2003 10:05 PM

Reader Comments
# Seemore B. said:

Um, this blog is about 4 hours after your previous one - aren't you still out of the country (and blogging about Murphy's Law)? Looks like the next blog will be about sttteeerriikkee three!!

on October 28, 2003 10:11 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:


How dumb am I?!

on October 28, 2003 10:22 PM
# Allyn Edwards said:

Hehehehe I was just thinking that too. Good luck.

on October 28, 2003 11:02 PM
# Charles said:

Many foreigners get sinus and bronchial problems when visiting Asia, it's very common. I remember when I was taking 2nd year Japanese, there was a chapter in the textbook about talking to the doctor, with a dialog about a student complaining about bronchitis. The teacher decided to skip that chapter, and I objected, I said I might need to know how to explain symptoms to a doctor when I got to Japan.
And of course, when I first travelled to Japan, I got terrible bronchitis, so bad I had to go to the doctor. Murphy's Law strikes again. I'll skip the horror stories, just let me say you should be absolutely glad that you did not need to visit a Japanese hospital.

on October 29, 2003 12:26 AM
# Monty said:

You're a MySQL zealot - that's proof enough of how dumb you are!

on October 29, 2003 12:53 AM
# Mike Hillyer said:

Monty calls the MySQL zealots dumb? Aww man, now I have to tone down my zealotry. I have to second Charles on counting yourself lucky for now having to go to a Japanese hospital; such a technologically advanced society is still useless when it comes to medicine.

on October 29, 2003 07:22 AM
# Chris said:

Well...atleast its not broken, right? Oops...did I say that outloud?

on October 29, 2003 09:44 AM
# Courtney said:

*hugs* to Jeremy for getting sick & sore.

on October 29, 2003 10:49 AM
# Peter Grigor said:

Get well soon. Stopping short of a hug. ;)

on October 29, 2003 11:30 AM
# Monty said:

VB zealots are just as bad (maybe even worse)!

on October 29, 2003 12:15 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:


I *do* have a story about having to visit a Japanese hospital. Not this time, but a few years back.

on October 30, 2003 08:49 AM
# stitch said:

ahh...good 'ol murphy's law...just a bitch aint it?

on November 1, 2003 10:16 PM
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