thanks everyone for the rad comments!
on a side note: don't kick a sporty over by hand:
checking the adjustment of the valves... i turned it over a bit by hand... bumped down the kicker a couple times getting the #1 exhaust valve to go down... and boom. fucker kicked back.
hopped around the driveway for a minute, cussing...
then went back to what i was doing.
couple days later my daughter was born.
fast forward a week.... and it occurs to me that my wrist/thumb is pretty painful. still. actually, more painful than when it had happened.
eh... i can still pull the clutch, so no biggie. should be back to normal in a few more weeks.