I'm really sorry to hear about your arm, but did wanna give you kudos on the brilliant write-up, and for keeping your sense of humour about the whole situation.
That trip report's up there with BSoE's inventive homily on the stoned screech owl a week or so back-- didn't think we'd see one of those again for a while.... er, the quality of the post, not stoned owls. If I start seeing stoned owls anytime soon.... well....
Hope you feel better soon!!
(Unfortunately?) I tried my own hand at snowboarding for the first time this weekend, too (normally a skier, but figured what the hell, right?
), so for whatever the consolation's worth, my ass is bruised up probably just about as nicely as your ego this morning!