Dec 5, 2008

In Which I Ramble on and Whine Like a Pro

Last century Dan took me to Las Vegas for my birthday and I bought a giant red bag from the site where Showgirls was filmed, Wayne Newton played and the movie Casino was based on... the Stardust. Shortly after we were there they tore it down. I love my giant bag, it's made of red soft plastic like those jelly shoes (I'm sure it's leaking phthalates all over me) and so you can kinda see what's in it through the side and the bottom is made of black rubber, so it's ideal for taking to the beach or any soggy place where you may want to set your bag down. Plus it says Stardust on the side.

Last month I discovered the handle was breaking off. So last night I set to work trying to sew it back together. I knew it would be difficult more like sewing leather and I grabbed a thimble but it really involved alot of muscle and my thumb didn't fit in the thimble and so I was improvising with a piece of plastic. This is when when my hand slipped and I stabbed myself with the blunt end of a needle about two or three millimeters deep right in the pad of my thumb. It didn't bleed more than a couple of drops but by the time I went to bed my thumb was all swelled up and throbbing.

I know there are folks with real woes and my entire injury can only be seen under a magnifying glass and even then I have to point it out to you. So I can't even complain about it to anyone accept the internet, because no one else will listen without making fun of me but this is my blog and I can cry if I want to even if it's silly. Poor internet putting up with all the privileged sniveling about poked thumbs in the world. But on top of that it's 6° this morning and I am told it feels like -4°. I am not happy about any of this.

PS the red Stardust bag is fine.

10 comments:

Chrissy said...

Ouch. That sucks.
But -4 degrees? That REALLY sucks. We're going to Illinois for Christmas this year. I am very afraid. Texas has spoiled me - it got down to 35 today and peeps were freaking out. Christmas will be hard.

Jenny said...

Thank you for your sympathy.

Invest in wool socks before you get here. And tell me if you are near Rockford and need rescuing.

DD Hunter said...

Is it still hot to the touch? puncture wounds, even small ones are the ones that get infected the easiest. Hope it is doing better. By the way, the pictures from last night look great!

Jenny said...

Yes, in fact it is still hot. What do I do with my teeming with infection filled thumb? Yikes?!

arizona said...

Normally I am a compassionate person, but since my company is sending it's product lines down to Mexico, and overseas to the Czech Republic, and putting 700 people out of work, including me, I am not feeling that compassionate about a pin prick in a thumb......would you like some cheese with that whine?

Jenny said...

yeah, see what I'm saying about the sniveling? Even I admit my own sniveling is ridiculous.

That sucks about your company. That sucks big time. I read today that actual unemployment (like counting people who would work full time but can't find it etc...) is at like 17%. Thanks GW.

Jo said...

Put some antibotic on it. Geez, you poor thing, it does sound infected.

Jenny said...

I just dipped in in hydrogen peroxide and exactly nothing happened, no bubbles no nothin'. Because of how I stabbed myself there is no wound, just a dot of red, not even a good excuse to get out of my turn to do dishes. :(

Mike Lyons said...

At least you know where it came from. I woke up this morning and counted seven cuts on my right thumb that I don't know where they came from. SEVEN!

Jenny said...

That's it Mike and I are going to start a thumb abuse coalition, we'll provide thimbles and or bandaids to over-privileged whiny bloggers everywhere.