Tuesday, April 22, 2008

A Day of Irony

On a daily basis, I use tools with names like "gouge", "lino cutter" and "#1 blade" to perform various carving and cutting tasks. In fact, I have an entire hard plastic case devoted to storing a plethora of sharp, pointy objects to prevent injury. Since I have not so much as chipped a fingernail while carving, I'm going to assume that my method works.

Yet somehow, I ended up in Urgent Care today to get glued back together after a failed attempt at Guacamole. I find that ironic.

ER Doc: "We'll just put this Dermabond on here, give you a Tetanus shot and you'll be on your way."
A naughty Nitrocat: "I wasn't aware that Avocados carried Tetanus. Do I have to? The knife was clean."
ER Doc: "Well, I feel better, but you're still getting the shot."

The other thing that I find ironic is that today, of all days, I had a huge list of house cleaning chores that I was going to tackle. It just goes to show that being a Slacker is better for your health.

2 Avocado, peeled and chopped
6 large drops of blood, opt.
1 tomato, chopped
1/4 c. chopped green onions
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/4 c. chopped fresh cilantro
1 T. lime juice
5 canned chilies, seeded and chopped
Mash it all together and serve with chips or veggies. Hint: If you save one of the pits, and put it in the bowl when you store the guac, it will help prevent browning.

1 comment:

  1. Stacy, I feel your pain——literally! Last Thursday I was sharpening the kitchen knives with the knife steel. One of the paring knives wouldn't give me a good edge, no matter how hard I tried. I looked up at DH (while I was still sharpening) and said "Dang it! This one doesn't seem to be——oooooo!"

    I sliced into the tip of my thumb, vertically from the nail down on the grippy-print side. About 1/4" through the nail. Blood everywhere. DH took one look and said "you're going in."

    But he and #1 son had tickets to the Wild's playoff game, so #2 was spirited off to G&G's house while I drove myself to the E.R. She wouldn't put dermabond on it (said it washed off too easily), and she was about to let me go with just a bandaid, but then she looked at it again, tried to peel it apart one last time and said "Ooops. Now I have to put one stitch in."

    I foregoed (forewent?) the lidocaine injection, figuring one poke of the sewing needle was as painful as one poke of the numbing needle, forgetting about the tugging and tightening they have to do. :[

    So much for my nice night of cuddling on the couch with #2 and watching a movie...

    Hope you heal fast!


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