Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Interviewed! and a Bonus! Embarrassing Story du Jour


Good morning! I'm a being interviewed today at Curiosity Quills with Nicole of The Madlab Post!  I'm very excited to be asked, and especially with Nicole.  You remember her from the Monday Movie Meme I used to do, you know, on Mondays.

Before you head over there though, which I would so much appreciate, here's another one of my embarrassing/funny/Tina-is-such-a-klutz story to entertain you before you go...

I have to get a tetanus shot today because The Transporter cleaned his room, which of course I'm not against. AT ALL. ((The cleaning, not the tetanus, in case you were wondering.)  I might have mentioned that for a while (like four years...) he's been doing the typical teenage boy thing where all the clothes are on the floor and only he knows which are clean and which are dirty...so we finally got him dressers he likes. He worked all day and his room is now neat. However, he was tired while doing the dishes, and broke a wine glass into smithereens. Best break ever. I usually break them into maybe three pieces, but we're talking big strapping teen boy who looks like a man and has man hands and that thing was SHATTERED.

Mom, will you get me a dustpan?”

Of course. He's been sweeping and dusting and wiping and cleaning and organizing AND put the broom and dust pan back. Here's where the klutzy part comes, but you know how I like a good build-up...

In the garage, all our gardening tools have holes drilled into the top of the handle and hang on hooks. The dustpan is supposed to be clipped to the broom. It is not. I start looking around on the floor for it, but some of these tools hang very close to the ground. Like the pitch fork for example. Can you see it coming? Pitch fork comes off wall, lands on my forearm, producing a stab wound that The Engineer has to bring a ROLL of paper towels to get me to a sink. It bleeds a long time. I never, ever do medical stuff in an off-hand sissy way. When I hurt myself, I do it RIGHT. Like OYT (Our Youngest Teen) says, I'm a medical apocalypse. Pretty good quote.

So here I am today with neosporin, a huge 2x4 band-aid, a very, very sore arm where the offending instrument of torture bruised my bone, facing a tetanus shot.

I was hoping to NOT have to get one. Kindly asked lovely office manager, with whom I've become good friends with my twice a week since August visits ;-) when my last one was. “We don't have any on record for you.” Yikes. I've been with the same practice 21 years...

Feel free to laugh. If you'd like more embarrassing stories, I have a search box, and there are lots of them. Start with the word "embarrassing" or "doctor" or some such appropriate word...

Have you ever hurt yourself in such a stupid way? Do you have a pitchfork? Have you ever wanted to use said pitchfork for a purpose it was not intended, say to threaten a child? Strike that. I'd never do such a thing...after all, he did clean his room.

~Tina

13 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I about took my finger off with a hedge trimmer once.
Sorry about your arm. Yeah, you need that shot.
And it took a while for my guest post last year to appear on the site. Don't worry, she'll email you the link when it's up.

Brian Miller said...

omg on the pitchfork wound...my goodness....take care of that....i dont envy the shot but...

look forward to the link to your guest post...

M. J. Joachim said...

The boy needs a girlfriend...my son's room not only got cleaned to impress her, but it has stayed clean, just in case she ever comes over and might see it. (Door open policy - that's where the xbox is...)

As for your arm...my face is squinching up just thinking about it...OUCH!!! Hope you feel better real soon!!!

Click said...

Hi, I found your blog throat the A to Z Challenge. :)

All I can say is Ouch! Hope you're all healed up soon.

My person best injury was when I was teaching a maths lesson to a bunch of six and seven year olds and walked past a table, driving 4.5" of wood into my leg! I went to the office, told them I had a splinter and was invited to drop my trousers so the first aider could dig it out. She took one look at the hole in my leg and had me driven to hospital.

They only got half of it out in the first trip and two weeks later I had to get my leg opened up and get the rest out. I can definitely sympathise with you, if you're going to hurt yourself, make it worth writing about!

JoJo said...

Oh I've hurt myself in lots of stupid ways. Like the time my cousin and I were playing chicken; I was on my bike and she defiantly wouldn't get out of my way as I barreled down the hill. I crashed into her full bore. Both of us went ass over teakettle. I remember being prone on the street, looking up in time to see the bike crash down on Diane's head. Then we both started laughing, picked our bloody selves up and continued on to my house where my mom patched us up and lectured us at the same time.

klahanie said...

Hey Tina,

Yep, here I am. I would never laugh at you or your encounter with a pitch fork. Not, not me.

Good to see, despite your very sore arm, you can still manage to type up one of your must-read postings to your ever growing legion of adoring fans :)

While still recuperating from several visits to the hospital, you have reminded me of the time I was rushed to emergency back in Vancouver when I sliced open my thumb on a tin of corned beef. Several stitches later and rather embarrassed, I went back home...

Have a good one, Tina.

Your starstruck fan,

Gary :)

Robin said...

All I could think of was this: Danger Prone Daphne from Scooby Doo.

Unfortunately, I agree with the rest. You need the tetanus shot. The good news is that the shot lasts at least 7 years. If you don't get the shot, the potential damage is far worse. I think you can get things like "lockjaw." If you aren't fond of solid foods or talking that isn't so bad. If you like either, or both, it is a real drag. My mom got it when she was in a really bad car accident in her teens. Apparently, she wasn't up-to-date on her tetanus shot at the time of the accident. So, along with all of these other really horrible injuries from the accident, she had lockjaw. Not a great time for her.

I think I'd get the shot.

On the bright side, maybe your son will keep up the room cleaning thing. Yay:) And I bet he attaches the dustpan to the broom from now on!

Jenny said...

Wow...a pitchfork. That's doing it up right. I'm naturally clumsy and do not own a pitchfork, which is probably for the best. But if I had one, I might use it to clean my sons' rooms :-)

shelly said...

You poor thing. Since I'm a hair lopper by trade, I've cut my knuckle off two times already. What a bloody mess!

Get better.

Hugs and chocolate,
Shelly

That corgi :) said...

Ouch! And if I remember correctly, the last time I had a tetanus shot, they HURT! I remember my arm being sore for a few days. I'm a klutz, I remember tripping over the dog when I was walking him one time, took a tumble, had to get 5 stitches on my knee and that was my last tetanus shot 15 years ago.....

betty

Jo said...

I was looking at a bunch of carving knives in a box for sale on a shelf in a store. The knives weren't secured and when I tipped them forward, they fell and cut my toes which were in thongs at the time. The store had no-one capable of helping me, luckily hubby could deal with it, they did have a first aid kit. I am allergic to tetanus shots.

JO ON FOOD, MY TRAVELS AND A SCENT OF CHOCOLATE

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tina - haven't had one of those for many a decade ... through your arm .. I've just read it again - I thought you'd stood on it like Laurel and Hardy ... bloodied your foot, crashed your head with the handle and then - Hardy took you on your way regardless of damage done ... !!

No record at the surgery .. oh well - they'd recognise you in a police line-up I expect - wouldn't they?!

Yup all those centuries ago .. I stepped on a rake - straight through my toes .. thankfully only the web part - wasn't I lucky ... but off to hospital we went ...

I'm sure you have another wine glass hidden away - I'd have a drink ... I know when you read this it'll be early morning .. but it'll set you up for the day ...

I like OYT's quote .. as we no longer have an apocalypse to look forward to ... your escapades will do just fine and much safer for all of us ...

I hope that arm is healing - sounds rather unpleasant ... cheers Hilary

Annalisa Crawford said...

Ouch! Hope you're feeling less bruised.

Silly injury 1: I was 15 and chasing my 11 year old sister down the stairs. I missed the last two steps, crashed into the wall and the bottom, ended up sprawled on the floor. I was still suffering the after effects of the 'sprain' (ie. break that wasn't seen on the x-ray) 15 years later!

Silly injury 2: I broke my little toe by getting it caught on a buggy wheel and turning the other way.