Saturday, May 3, 2008

Can Men Have Cankles?

Short answer: yes. We'll return to that in a moment.

Three posts in four days is a pretty prolific output for me. I felt the need to make a light hearted, non-Reverend-Wright-related-post to clear the air of any contentious feelings, especially among our readers who may frequent the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago.

Some time ago (more than 3 months, in fact) I was playing basketball at the local LDS chapel when I planted my left foot awkwardly and completely rolled it underneath myself. What resulted in the next few minutes can only be described as a massive, hairy man-cankle. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this lingo, a cankle refers to the bridge between the lower leg and the foot that is usually characterized by its angular, lean girth. But a cankle is unusually thick, so that the calf appears to totally subsume the ankle, only to have its advance halted by the foot itself.

To wit:

See also:

I'm glad to say that after 3 long months my cankle is now 99% returned to its normal size, though I'm still not in basketball playing condition yet.

If you feel the need to comment, please restrict your remarks to the cankle itself and not the hairiness of my legs or toes.


Mike said...


Kayla Casos said...

all i have to say is "ouch"

Heather said...

Wassup! I am glad you dropped by our blog. I must say that being you never will get great cankles in the last month. ;) There are some mission pics on facebook btw.

Rumsey's said...

Oh no! That looks like it was just aweful!