Why I’m Not Blogging For the Next Week

There comes a time in every man’s life when his body decides that it will no longer cooperate. It’s as if the body suddenly realizes that it’s an adult and that it can do as it pleases. Old guys seem to take a wicked pleasure in reminding young guys that their doom is just around the corner. Apparently my body has reached that point.

Several months ago I was playing basketball and I went up for a handspring McTwist helicopter dunk. I accidentally caught my foot in the rim and tore my ACL. On Friday I had my ACL surgically repaired, and now I am laying on my couch, watching television, and reading good books.

I would like to blog, but I am currently taking some heavy duty industrial pain killers. If I did blog I’m pretty sure I would end up writing something about elves, or the Illuminati, or how much I love the Jonas Brothers. So I’m going to take a week off.

See you next week!

  • http://jcrylequotes.com/ Erik

    "If I did blog I’m pretty sure I would end up writing something about elves, or the Illuminati, or how much I love the Jonas Brothers."

    Oh, please, please, please…type just a few paragraphs while on those "heavy duty industrial pain killers." You make me laugh without the drugs; can't imagine how much more I would be laughing with the drugs. LOL!

    • http://twitter.com/stephenaltrogge @stephenaltrogge

      I don't think you want me to get started Erik.

  • Elaine

    Wow, a handspring McTwist helicopter dunk – that's impressive! I heard you tripped! Praying for a full and complete recovery.

    • http://twitter.com/stephenaltrogge @stephenaltrogge

      Okay so maybe I didn't exactly do a dunk!

  • http://www.beatlessongwriting.blogspot.com Matt Blick

    But the Jonas Brothers ARE part of a secret group of catholic elves. Mark Dever did a podcast about it…

    • http://twitter.com/stephenaltrogge @stephenaltrogge

      Matt, that's a secret. Let's not spread that around.

  • http://Facesoflions.wordpress.com Dave Wilson

    Jonah's Brothers? That's funny, my version of the Bible didn't even mention his siblings.

    • http://twitter.com/stephenaltrogge @stephenaltrogge

      Ha ha Dave.

  • LMH

    Thanks for sparing us from the Jonas Brothers and the illuminati. I'd like to hear about the elves though, Big Lord of the Rings fan here.

    • http://twitter.com/stephenaltrogge @stephenaltrogge

      Well, they're all connected. It's a giant conspiracy.

  • lisa

    Stephen, praying for you and for a full and quick recovery. Glad you're redeeming the time by reading good books. :-)
    I'm with Erik though… I wouldn't mind reading some of the things you'd write while in the Silver Chair of pain killers.

    • http://twitter.com/stephenaltrogge @stephenaltrogge

      Thanks Lisa!

  • Barbara

    Enjoy your time on the couch… rare!

    • http://twitter.com/stephenaltrogge @stephenaltrogge

      Will do!!!

  • http://www.honeycombmusic.co.uk Vince

    Oh! Hi Stephen. I quite expected that Mark had posted this one… old age, demise, and all that. :-)
    I stopped playing basketball when I got to 45 and ruptured my achilles too, after just 5 minutes of play!
    Anyways, hope you're better soon. Multo-blessings.

  • http://www.ampersandphoto.com Sarah Danaher

    I'm with everyone else… POST ANYWAY!!

  • http://twitter.com/lidialimardo @lidialimardo

    Just read this post.
    I hope your recovery is going well and you are feeling much better by now.
    Praying for you! Blessings!