Speaking of ice-covered backyards, say "hey" to our latest contributor to the BEQ Fan Du Jour column: Roberta Strauss of "Steeler Country" (guess she's an Aaron Rodgers fan, then). Take it away Roberta:
I slipped and fell Thursday evening on some thinly covered ice behind my house. After a minute of assessment I realized I could get back on my feet OK but something was wrong with one of my hands. Which one? My pointing hand. Instead of racing to the nearest ER immediately, as I would have done for my writing hand, I hoped the problem would just go away. It didn't. On Friday I went to the ER and, after only four hours, emerged with the fiberglass splint that you see here. The splint will be off before St. Patrick's Day! I'm sure the orthopedist will understand. It's possible that my wrist was weakened over the years from punching the wall whenever one of my on-line nemeses beats me by a second. The photo is me staring blankly at the center of Monday's BEQ. I got it down to the crossing O words eventually.
Loved this email. So many conflicts: woman vs. nature, woman vs. unnamed villain off-screen, woman vs. a wall. Redemption and steely resolve at the end. I've got goosebumps. Thanks, Roberta. For her bravado she'll get anything her heart desires from the BEQ.com Gift Shoppe.
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