Moving: Crates, Bruises, and Burns


So I’m a klutz. There’s no doubting that. In fact, I’m clumsier than I’d like to admit.  I’m the type of person who will walk into door frames, hit protruding corners, get belt loops hooked on handles, run into walls (yes, it’s happened), and trip UP a  step. It’s not pretty. Funny thing is that I used to dance ballet. That involves grace. And balance. I should revisit that activity.

In the last few weeks that I’m at my office job, we’ve been getting ready to move upstairs. I’m not exactly looking forward to moving back into a cubicle after having an office. Scratch that, I’m dreading to moving back into a cube. But I guess it’s only for six more weeks.

Here is my office, please excuse the clutter, it’s worse than usual due to the move:



This is my whiteboard with some of my work action items, as well as inside joke notes from my coworkers who keep me sane.


See, I have (or had) an office with a door! I’m sad to see it go.


Pretty soon this will be my official name, when I move to Texas. My best work friends dubbed the moniker.


And so back to the story that has to do with klutziness. Well, I was cleaning up my office, getting rid of old files and old books. I had an orange crate in my path. Instead of being smart and moving it out of my way, I decided it would just be faster to step over it. I made it over a couple of times, so I didn’t think twice about it. On about the fourth pass, I tripped. And fell. And hit my shoulder on the door handle. And my leg slammed into the crate, which consequently dented the wall. Go me.

Here are the crates in question:


In attempts to decrease and alleviate swelling inflammation I iced my leg while I was at work. Thinking that I was smart, I iced it for maybe ten minutes. Of course,  I didn’t wrap it in something, I didn’t have anything to wrap it in. As a result, I freezer burned my leg on top of my bruise. Note to self: always wrap cold packs before icing body parts.

My shin:


Goodbye office. Hello new bruises.

If you are clumsy like me, or “an accident waiting to happen” as my co-worker Elizabeth said, make sure to move things out of the way. Thankfully, I didn’t sprain anything. It would be AWFUL to have to walk down the aisle with crutches due to my own stupidity and klutzy tendencies.

However, I must say that while I’m on a photoshoot, balance seems to appear just in time. Or something like that.

Are you clumsy like me?

Happy Thursday!

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  • Reply Heidi Ryder 06.04.2009 at 2:41 pm

    Ouch, that looks like it hurts! I am VERY clumbsy, too. My mom makes fun of me about it all of the time. Your office is cute, sorry you have to say goodbye to it!

  • Reply val 06.04.2009 at 4:01 pm

    oh catie, you know that you can’t possibly be more clumsy than me! or are you admitting that you have been hiding this from me this whole entire time? =D

    i just sent out my rsvp today – which you know is a “yes” of course – but just in case you don’t get it by the 15th, know that i’m coming and i chose salmon.

    can’t wait to see you and dammit, i was right about not being able to meet cent til the wedding day!

  • Reply Lydia 06.04.2009 at 5:10 pm

    I’ve fallen UP a step too and dislocated my finger! It was a few days after camp where I probably got 4 hours (at the most) of sleep a night. Needless to say, I’ve been very careful the week after camp ever since then!

  • Reply Jessica Hanaumi 06.04.2009 at 7:37 pm

    I can definitely relate to the clumsiness! Alas, I never did have my own office…someday!

  • Reply whitney elizabeth 06.04.2009 at 9:57 pm

    don’t hurt yourself before the big day! 😉 hope your bruise has gone away!

  • Reply krystle 06.04.2009 at 10:35 pm

    u know i’m just as clumsy if not clumsier than u! i end up with bruises all the time.. in fact, i hit my elbow as i boarded the plane when i came up to visit memorial day weekend.. geoff always just shakes his head when i do a klutzy thing like he expects it from me, haha =P

  • Reply Ashley 06.05.2009 at 9:39 am

    When is the album from C-Ron Inc. dropping?

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