Friday, June 23, 2006

Flying Squirrel

As some of you may or may not have heard already, I had a horrific accident a few days ago at the LSA Anaconda outdoor swimming pool. As my faithful readers will know, I posted a blog a few weeks back documenting the outstanding outdoor pool facilites here on LSA Anaconda. I'm a big fan of the pool, and try to visit a few times a week. I've been busting out a few moves on the diving towers that I haven't used since my days growing up at the Milford, NE swimming pool. Needless to say, I'm a little rusty. Anyways, one such move was the "flying squirrel". I won't go into great detail explaining the move, but for those of you who grew up at a pool (my three younger brothers, for example) you should know exactly what I'm talking about. While attempting to pull of this high-wire act, I made a very unfortuante error upon my entry into the water, and my knee ended up making a violent collision with my left eye. The picture above was taken less than a couple hours after the incident. As you can see, the swelling is spectacular. This is the first black eye of my life, and I couldn't be more proud that it was self-inflicted (although my Dad may feel differently about his first born son). Anyways, I wanted to give you the straight scoop right from the source, and kill any rumors (see SGT Kane's blog) or speculation of how I earned this shiner.

The picture to the left was taken yesterday. As you can see, the swelling has gone down significantly, but the nice dark black bruise is showing up nicely. Also, on the whiteboard you can see MAJ Teegerstrom's rendtion of how the "flying squirrel" incident unfolded, for those of you who are unfamilar with the move. Just so you know, I have since visited the pool on two seperate occasions, to get some sun and enjoy the water. However, I have yet to travel back up to the 2nd tower. I'm sure once the black eye disappears I will have no problems moving forward and jumping off the second tower again.


Scurve 2 said...

dude that is a wicked shiner man very impressive..i cant say that ive ever gotten a black eye like that before...but also i may say im kinda dissapointed on how u got it, i guess u do need a little pratice on the old swimmin moves....i recently had such a accident off of 3rd tower at seward pool when i attemped a backflip in a ball type thing ended up landin on my face no black but damn that lil bitch hurt man

Joe said...

dude i couldnt stop laughing when i saw your big whopper of a shiner!! you always were the best of the best at the pool.