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  1. Stephanie ODea
    Aug 01 - 4:23 pm

    ohmygosh! I’m so glad it’s nothing serious!

  2. Shana D
    Aug 01 - 4:30 pm

    Oh my gosh! So glad Susan is okay….and this is one of my fears riding an escalator & I always picture it in my head when I get on one. Mental note…do not put big suitcase in between two steps.

    • Susan
      Aug 01 - 4:35 pm

      I have a new respect/fear of escalators… I shudder to think if it was one of those mile high ones. It is funny in hindsight, but actually scary and painful at the time.

      • Shana D
        Aug 01 - 4:39 pm

        I can’t image. I was laughing as I read through because you did so well at writing it (attacked by a beaver=genius) but then I felt so mean for laughing because ouch that photo looks painful. We went one what I thought was a really high one and I had a death grip on the side rail with one hand and a death grip on my four year old with the other hand. I shoved the luggage off to my husband for that one.

  3. Angie
    Aug 01 - 4:30 pm

    OH my! Hey that would be something that would happen to me too. Every time I go on a biz trip, I fall (knock on wood, I leave for one tomorrow ha ha).

    Feel better Susan!

    • Susan
      Aug 01 - 4:36 pm

      Good luck! Falling down or other such accidents are so frustrating b/c you just want to turn back the clock.
      Have fun on your trip.

  4. Michelle
    Aug 01 - 5:03 pm

    so glad u’re okay, Susan!!! This definitely sounds like something that would happen to me, tho!!!

  5. Tiany
    Aug 01 - 5:07 pm

    I am so sorry….this looks so terribly painful. Praying the pain will ease and that the two of you will have a SAFE, smooth, fun & fantastic time!

  6. Nolie
    Aug 01 - 5:10 pm

    OMG poor Susan. Hope it doesn’t hurt too much and you guys still have a great time at BlogHer.

  7. Jacqui
    Aug 01 - 5:21 pm

    Oh no! So glad you are both ok!

  8. Oh no! I hate getting on an escalator with my rolling bag. So sorry about your harm, Susan! I’ll be extra-careful with my hug :)

  9. shelly
    Aug 01 - 5:55 pm

    Oh my goodness! I’m totally clumsy so I can see myself doing something like that. I’m glad you’re okay!

  10. lindsay
    Aug 01 - 6:09 pm

    Poor thing! I hope the rest of your trip goes better!

  11. A Maui Blog
    Aug 01 - 6:12 pm

    Oh my golly, I am so glad you’re both ok! Well at least it gave you a fun post material – so blog worthy! LOL! Just kidding. Susan, I hope you heal well and that it does not hurt (those bruises and scratches).


  12. Wendy Wright
    Aug 01 - 6:56 pm

    Goodness that looks horrible and glad it was not worse. Let’s hope the rest of the trip is uneventful and all the mishaps are over with.

  13. Jennifer
    Aug 01 - 6:57 pm

    Oh my goodness gracious that looks like it hurts! Good to hear you’re both okay! As far a pictures are concerned, maybe she can hide her arm behind someone’s body? Or maybe a cardigan will help? ;-)

  14. Stacey Nerdin
    Aug 01 - 7:17 pm

    I have come SO close to doing the same exact thing, seriously! I’m so sorry this happened! Hopefully you got the obligatory pitfall out of the way and can now sit back and enjoy BlogHer. :)

  15. hotpants™
    Aug 01 - 8:35 pm

    I’m glad she was able to laugh it off. That looks like it smarts though. Ouch!

  16. Oh Sue, I just wanna cry looking at that. You poor thing. :( I sure hope it looks worse than it feels.

  17. Barbie
    Aug 01 - 10:39 pm

    Oh no! It looks painful. I am so thankful it wasn’t worse. Reminds me of the time I fell out of a bus on a missions trip on Honduras. They were selling wares on the of the road and I was rushing to get off the bus. I had a dress on. Landed on my back, feet straight in the air. What a site for the tourists on the buss, eh?

  18. Christina
    Aug 01 - 11:29 pm

    Too bad it happened to you! But at least not many people saw it, and you’re ok – plus, just wear short or long sleeves over the bruise until you photograph well again!

  19. Allie
    Aug 02 - 6:17 am

    Oh Susan that is terrible. It will be all nice and purple in time for sparklecorn , you just need a little glitter.

  20. Sommer
    Aug 02 - 9:13 am

    Poor Susan! I usually do stuff like that. It looks pretty bad but I hope she is feeling better. See you in less than 24 hours!

  21. thedoseofreality
    Aug 02 - 9:32 am

    Good God Woman, you could have been killed! Seriously, though, your arm looks terrible, and I hate to tell you (nurse turned blogger) that it is going to get worse. I suggest ice for a couple days off and on. That is a crazy story, but I am glad you are okay! Have fun at BlogHer!

  22. Lolli
    Aug 02 - 11:27 am

    Oh my goodness! I cannot believe that! Susan’s arm looks horribly painful! How is she feeling this morning?!

  23. Lisa
    Aug 02 - 11:57 am

    Oh, sweetheart! No! :(

  24. Jessica R.
    Aug 02 - 1:43 pm

    That’s a nasty looking bruise though! I can only imagine how much that hurts today!
    Hope the rest of the week is uneventful and full of puppies and unicorns!

  25. Cindy
    Aug 02 - 4:08 pm

    Oh Susan, I am so sorry that happened to the two of you. : ( That was just wrong on every level. And I am sooo sorry, but I had to come back to this to send a reply after laughing so much – Well written. It does match your top though. From now on you can only take the elevator! ; ) I hope you have an awesome time!
    Lov ya!

  26. Julia
    Aug 02 - 7:34 pm

    Holy Smokes! I can’t believe it! Poor Susan :( At least you are not both in hospital for BlogHer! Enjoy what you can with to pain meds, Susan! Wish I wwas there too!!

  27. Desiree
    Aug 02 - 9:58 pm

    Oh yuck! I’m thinking healing thoughts for you. I hope it is not too much of a bother while you are in NYC. Maybe we should just chip in to buy you a travel bubble. :)

  28. Auriette
    Aug 02 - 10:34 pm

    OUCH! I have to say, though, I have been wary of escalators since some old cartoon (Tom & Jerry, I think) when the characters got sucked into the steps and the flopped ’round and ’round and ’round. They are not to be trusted! I’m glad you’re both okay!

  29. Annie
    Aug 06 - 11:24 am

    I’m laughing Susan, remembering how you told the story to me at BlogHer in the lobby. “It was a three phase fall!” “It was Epic!” “Those escalators are like razors.”

    I am so glad I saw you and hugged you and that you made it home (mostly) safe! LOL

  30. Cindi
    Aug 06 - 5:32 pm

    Speedy Recovery! Nothing like an injury on a trip ~ broke my wrist in Bermuda falling off a scooter, and had surgery while there; and just last night broke my right pinky finger while transporting the most awesome Strawberry – Peach Trifle I made – the bowl must have weighed 3 lbs! Ortho Dr. appointment tomorrow!

  31. Joey Fortman
    Aug 09 - 12:27 pm

    OUCH!! That hurt just looking at it!! Those escalators can be sooo dangerous!

  32. Goods Lifts
    Mar 13 - 1:16 am

    Take care Susan and don’t do this kind of mistake again in life.Actually you have very well understood what could happen with escalator. So whenever you are carrying heavy luggage then go for elevator not escalator. This time you are blessed that you have not got too much wound and safe. Otherwise you would have to be hospitalised at that time seriously. Thanks for sharing your personal condition with us.

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