Q & A with Abel


Q: From that photo it looks like you hurt your arm. How did that happen?

A: The President of the United States called upon me to save the country from a terrorist attack. Although I neutralized the problem, some injuries were sustained in the process.

Q: How did you really hurt your arm?

A: Like an idiot, I did a fairly heavy weight routine during the day, forgetting that I had volunteered to help a neighbor move that evening. By the time the day was over, I had overextended my arm.

Q: So is your arm broken?

A: No. The doctor thinks it’s some sort of sprain. He said if I don’t have full use of it in three or four days, I need to see a specialist.

Q: Full use of your arm….?

A: I can’t straighten my arm out. And it hurts like you wouldn’t believe when I try to do that.

Q: How has your hurt arm affected your life?

A: Well, Marathon Girl gives me a lot of “get well” kisses. That’s never a bad thing.

Q: So it’s all positive then?

A: No. This morning Marathon Girl had to help me put my shirt on. That was embarrassing.

Q: Are you able to work?

A: Miraculously the injury hasn’t affected my ability to type. That's a good thing since writing makes up 90 percent of my work day.

Q:  Has your arm affected your ability to watch LOST?

A: No, but after Wednesday’s episode, I wish it would have. That one sure was a snoozer. Who cares about Jack’s tattoos! And will someone just ask the Others a direct question like: Who the hell are you and what exactly are you doing on this island?

Q: Can you still run?

A: Yes. But I have to slow down as I can’t swing my arm as much as I’d like. I’m not complaining. I’m just happy to be able to work out.

Q: You sound like Superman! Is there anything you can’t do?

A: Lift anything over five pounds.

Q: Wait. I just noticed it’s your left arm that’s hurt. Aren’t you left handed?

A: Yes, I am. It’s been an interesting few days using my right hand for most everyday tasks. It wasn’t until I hurt my arm that I realized how the world is made for right handed people. It’s been an eye opening experience to say the least.

Q: Any plans on becoming a right hander after you stop wearing the sling.

A: I don’t think so. I was born left handed and I’ll die left handed.

Q: So will we hear more about your arm in the future?

A: Not unless it needs to be amputated.