At 7:30 AM yesterday while scurrying down 7th Avenue in Park Slope, I hit a patch of black ice and took a nasty tumble. I was so dazed I didn't know what hit me until two bystanders generously helped me up. Luckily I was a block from home and hobbled back. My right ankle is now twice the size of my left ankle. A visit to the doctor and an x-ray confirmed that it's not broken, but I have been ordered to Rest, Ice, Compress, and Elevate for the rest of the week. Translation: no school and a lot of Netflix On Demand.