Murphy’s Law: Strike 1


A quick blog post from my phone in Atlanta:

After a 12 and a half hour drive from Miami to Atlanta we arrived safely around 8 p.m. last night. My brothers  set up an air mattress hospital bed for me, which I use to sleep on in the early days off when I broke my neck. As I’m heading to bed last night the air mattress stopped working and I found myself laying on a very hard surface . Faced with what to do, we got creative.

We used a sling I have to pick me up in a lift. I’m swinging mid air in my brothers bedroom trying to figure out what to do. We decided to swing me over into my brothers California king bed for a sibling sleepover.

Picture this, it’s 11 p.m. at night I’m half undressed swinging around mid air like a monkey. We are all laughing our asses off and, yes, I do have a picture, but probably not appropriate for this blog. I cannot even begin to imagine the adventures I’m going to have in the airport or on the plane in the next 24 hours. I just hope Murphy does not strike a second time 40,000 feet up in the air 🙂

I hear the airplane has internet, so I’m going to try really hard to write a blog post mid air over the Pacific. I decided that if I’m going to go to move to China I might as well go all out. So, I have decided to dress in complete neon colors when I head over. I figured if I’m going to be made fun of for being
a blonde, white and probably quadriplegic foreigner I might

as well have some fun with it 🙂 And, yes, I will definitely take a picture of this on the plane.


2 responses »

  1. Hi Ali, It’s Donna Thomson here – we haven’t met, but I have been (once) turtle tagging with Tiffany on Steve Connett’s boat. My husband Jim and I are frequent visitors to Cat and last year I went with your Mom on a Cat Island aid tour of the north island. I have a disability related blog at and my brother in law is the former Canadian Ambassador to China, so, for these many reasons, I feel I should introduce myself as your newest reader and fan! Good luck with the journey and say Hi to your family! Everyone here sends hugs and Bon Voyage. Warmest wishes, Donna Thomson

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