i think that you should have something to show for it if you fall down the stairs, so it is most dissatisfactory when all i have is an inconspicuous red bump on my knee where i had fallen down the stairs this morning. i was racing to ovid convinced that i was late, but tripped on the stairs, hit my knee, and slided down a little way. i sat on the steps like a dazed idiot until a classmate sauntering up came and gave me a helpful yank. it will emerge of course that i would have been perfectly on time had i walked. but anyway i'm exhausted i'm off to bed darlings. to be continued later...