Yesterday I was going to do a write-up on the Guns N’ Roses concert I attended Saturday night/Sunday morning (GNR didn’t take the stage until after 11), but then I got home and in circumstances rather too annoying to discuss but which were not her fault (or, for that matter, mine or Krissy’s), Athena found herself the proud possessor of some minor head trauma. Once she started being sleepy and then vomited, we decided to take a fun family outing to the emergency room, where, among other things, Athena was given a delightful souvenir neck brace, which you see her modeling here. Don’t worry; Athena is fine, and the neck brace was only a temporary measure while they were checking her out. She’s wearing it in this particular picture because she finds it a unique fashion accessory. I’ve already told her she can’t wear it on a regular basis. Isolating your neck for no good reason is not really a good thing to do.
Thence follows an interview with Athena about her magical trip to the emergency room:
So, did you enjoy your trip to the emergency room?
I guess. I got a Popsicle, and apple juice, and I got a blankie.
And you got a CAT scan! What did you think of that?
It’s neat. It’s neat because the camera was going around and around really fast and then it was flashing. And then when I went to the next room —
That was the X-Ray room —
The camera was kind of weird because it moved all around and you could change the way it looked, you could make it taller, all from the room in the back. It was really weird.
And what did the doctor say?
That I was fine, and the good part was that the doctor said I should be watched for 24 hours, so I don’t have to go to school today, no I don’t, no I don’t, la la la la la!
See? Head trauma is fun!
NO IT’S NOT!!! (Note: Athena typed that part herself)
It’s not? But you got a Popsicle and a CAT scan and you get to stay home! What’s not fun about that?
I threw up, for crying out loud! And I fell down.
Well, I guess it’s true that those parts of it weren’t a whole lot of fun. But you’re feeling better now, right?
Yeah. I guess. Bye bye!
And at this point the interviewee, clearly bored with the whole interview process, got up to watch more cartoons. She’s got attitude! Which means that she’s just fine.