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Thick Air

I was standing in front of my class today talking to them about rounding numbers. I stepped backward to use the whiteboard and fell. One second I was standing. The next I was staring at the cealing. The only explanation I have for this is thick air. Somebody dropped a chunk of it on the floor and I fell over it.

Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. R U alright? I mean physically? You didn’t get dizzy or anything did you? It just doesn’t sound too good to me, you suddenly tripping over thin air. Just not right!!! Must be time to give me a call! Love ya, C

  2. Damn. It’s hereditary, our genes are predisposed to make us fall…just today tom said i fall more than anyone he’s ever known…i fell twice today!

  3. OUch! Confound those gravity storms….hope you didn’t hurt anything.

    I loved you Tribute to the Dawg, and so glad you posted it again–I missed it, obviously, and was SO glad other people found and remembered more:)

    Happy Thursday! I haven’t been here before; I’m usually not home on weekdays and need to come up with a way of getting around more.

  4. Caryl — see Cindra’s comment. Have you forgotten who you’re talking to?

    Cindra — it is genetic; the Barbie syndrome, small feet, large chest.

    Rob — Aleve and water as my bedtime snack, and I feel mostly fine this morning. Some soreness. No bruises, no swelling.

    Actionbell — gravity storms! I love it! I have been subject to them all my life, I just didn’t know what they were called.

    Cuppojoe — we haf sum speling problums in da clasrum. Ids a sekund landwige ting.

  5. Wow, I’m sorry about that think air. You don’t think its a spiteful student hexing you do you? lol I hope you’re okay. 🙂

  6. Bazza, my students were incredible. They stayed in their seats. They asked if I was okay. Four of my students took their asigned emergency stations (door, door, phone & intercom), incase they needed to seek emergency assistance. All others remained quiet and in their seats, as instructed. I was very pleased. As far as accidents go, it was quite informative.

  7. You were testing your students on the emergency stations drill. Glad to hear you are ok and the aleve and water helped.

    Just watch out for those Voodoo dolls the kids bring.

  8. Hi Quilldancer!
    First time here and although I loved your post and the term “thick air”, I’m sorry to hear of your unexpected fall and do hope you are ok.
    I definately think ther is something odd afoot here in these parts as I’ve tried three times to post and each time my comment disappears, could it be there is thin air here also?

  9. Has anyone in here seen a roller skate that I seem to have misplaced?? 😉

    QD, I’m glad you’re OK! Apparently you are, since you are able to respond to comments … which means, of course, that you are able to figure out those crazy verification letters. I can’t figure them out even when I don’t fall!

  10. Ah yes… treacherous that thick air is.

    Perhaps we do have a problem with the Earth’s atmosphere… heavy.
    –exaggerated wink–

    I will remember this one, it will go over great with my teenaged daughter who has inherited her mother’s klutziness.

  11. I imagine the kiddo’s got a good laugh out of this! Hope you were okay! Not sure MY back could handle that kinda fall…

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