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The Great Fall: Jennifer Lawrence and Me

Sunday afternoon was when the great fall took place!  It happened without warning! All of a sudden  I was laughing as I began to go down the stairs and seconds later I was laying flat at the bottom of them. It was at that moment I took a very deep breath and attempted not to unleash a slew of profanities in front of my children.

After  fainting and a visit to the ER I  then watched the last of the Oscars with a slice of greasy pizza.

jennifer-lawrence-fallAs I watched Jennifer Lawrence   begin her descent up the stairs she fell and in my Tylenol 3 coma I muttered “What a beautiful dress! It’s just so beautiful! Look it even looks fantastic when she falls!”

After the announcement of Best Actor and Movie my husband decided it was best to usher me off to bed. As I dreamily stated “Ben is a really great guy!”

It was the next morning as I attempted to move that I realized Jennifer Lawrence and I both had Great Falls on Sunday except there were obvious differences in how we fell.

Jennifer Lawrence falls up the stairs and is greeted by a handsome French Actor.

I am greeted by a husband making a concerned face  “Why on earth did you wear those shoes? Sesh! It looked like it really hurt! I mean ow!”

Jennifer Lawrence receives a standing ovation from the whole academy.

My children exclaim “Wow! Mom that didn’t look good.”

Jennifer Lawrence gets whisked away to the media room holding her beautiful golden Oscar with tears of joy in her eyes.

I get whisked away to the ER and try not to cry that really awful sobbing cry.

Jennifer Lawrence I imagine then goes to fabulous parties.

I go home to the sofa consoled by  the comfort of an ice pack and fuzzy blanket.

Jennifer Lawrence (I’m assuming) goes to bed with some beautiful creature.

I go to bed with my dog who attempts to ram her paws into my back in the middle of the night.

Jennifer Lawrence is the winner!

I am really not comparing who had the worst fall  it is obvious both of us had  disastrous outcomes.  I mean it must be terrible for Jennifer Lawrence to look beautiful under such pressure and survive such a calamity. I  also know I can relate to how tough it is to get back up and dust yourself off after that last fall! Phew! It’s a lot of work!

I would also like to thank  Ben Affleck for the inspiration for the last closing lines of this post.

Do you have a memorable fall? Was it as glamorous as Jennifer Lawrence’s?

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Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook

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  1. I puked on a Jehovah’s witness once. Not quite a fall, but it was in public and it was very embarrassing. She tried to hand me a pamphlet when I got out of the car after a loooong road sickness-inducing drive. She was in the wrong place at the wrong time. She may have renounced her religion after that, I don’t know.

  2. You poor thing – praying for a speedy recovery for ya:( I remember falling, flying, tumbling about 150 feet down the side of a mountain while skiing back in the late 90s – ouchie. Take Care – Happy Tuesday:)

    1. A tumble on the mountain is my biggest fear but yet I injure myself falling down the stairs. I am such a klutz! I can only imagine the pain you must have been in and glad it didn’t hold you back from many of your epic adventures.

  3. I’m sorry to hear about your fall. While an Oscar may look pretty on the mantle, an ice pack & fuzzy blanket are much better for a person on the mend! Take care now. No more falling, ok?

  4. I once tripped over my own shoelaces in the middle of a busy intersection as I was crossing the street. I did a very ungraceful half-somersault and landed on my ass. I actually stopped traffic, and not in a star-struck, Charlize Theron kind of way either! I nearly died of embarrassment!

  5. Poor old you. Your fall may have been low on glamour, but it was rich in generating love and concern, so perhaps you were a winner after all. Lets face it, even the dog loves you when you too ill to feed it

  6. Poor you! Falling down the stairs is the worst. At least you didn’t get scolded. when I fall Marc adds insult to injury yelling at me how I have to slow down before I kill myself..

    I fall too often for any to be memorable….

  7. My best fall ever was the day the pogo stick went one direction and I went the other, landing on my hip. (I had been on the sidewalk, but I hit a place where a tree root had raised the sidewalk.)

    I thought I was fine, until the next day, when I couldn’t walk. Walk, heck. I couldn’t get out of bed for a half hour. I finally slid to the floor and pulled myself up on a dresser, then drove myself to the ER. Do you know how embarassing it is for a forty-something to explain a pogo stick fall in the ER?

    Nothing was broken, but it was a bruise so deep it never appeared on the surface. Well, that’s what they said, anyhow. I had trouble for years, until finally a friend who worked with chiropractors said, “Lay down on that bed and let me pull on your leg.” YOWIE! He did, and something went “SNAP!” and the pain disappeared. And that was the end of the story.

    1. You just won best fall! I can only imagine how painful it must have been…Pogo sticks are fun but they can also be dangerous!

      I have a fear of chiropractors and hate the sound of bones snapping. I don’t think you could pay me enough to visit one. But I am glad his magic worked for you 🙂

  8. I’ve had way too many “great falls” to list – my tailbone was never the same after my fall off the horse in 2009. Tylenol 3 doesn’t work on me, so they give me muscle relaxers and heavy-duty Naproxen. Enough about me though!

    Glad you survived your fall, that you got happy drugs (and pizza) and yeah, Jennifer Lawrence’s dress was beautiful, but YOU’RE the Belle of the Carnival.

  9. I missed this fall! I suspect it’s better experienced through your post (hee) than through the watching.

    My most memorable fall was on a slick stairwell in rural South Korea. I fell upward, throwing out my arm to protect my face. My arm was immobilized afterward, leading me to think in panic, “I’m paralyzed! I’m paralyzed!” before realizing that was not likely correct since only my arm was impacted. Having taken martial arts and seen many a dislocated toe, I figured I’d probably dislocated my shoulder. That was in fact correct, and I wrenched my arm back into place before going on to teach my afternoon classes . . . and writing left-handed, because raising my right arm hurt like $%#%.

    I would very much like not to repeat that experience!

  10. When of my best falls was one year ago, in January. We’d been moving furniture and boxes from storage and from one house to the other, and, well, I was finally exhausted and completely run down. My ankle twisted in a little hole in the ground, I fell on my knees and immediately rolled on my side (I was holding heavy boxes). My hubby didn’t laugh until later, when he told me that I fell properly and with grace. LOL!

    I hope you are feeling much better today, Amiga.

    1. I am feeling much better but am being extremely cautious…There seems like there will be a few good days and bad days I am very fortunate not to have broken anything – it must have been awful for you.

  11. There was a day when I complained to BF that he always clings to me wherever we walked as if he expects me to trip any second. A minute after that, I fell with my hands on hot asphalt and a stuck shoe. I never complained since then.

    1. I was all kinds of colors and I am feeling much better. I am taking it easy though and am not skiing at the end of the month. I am going to take the time to do some photo walks while the boys enjoy the slopes. I guess it’s good to slow down sometimes even when you don’t want too 🙂

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