Thursday, December 15, 2005

Aye, I Think She's About to Erupt!

I am delaying the burn picture, because the blister in question swelled to epic proportions overnight, and I want to make sure I capture it in full glory. It grew into an almost quarter-inch-tall fluid-filled pustule on the middle joint of my middle finger.* Good news is, I think I burned all the nerve endings away! So it doesn't hurt anymore!


*I know, I know. Don't pop it or you'll die. Duly noted.


UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE



It's the second picture you want to be wary of. The one that will make you throw up in your mouth just a little. (Also be sure to take note of my bitten-off fingernails and chipped polish.) (Also, not that I'm self-conscious or anything, ha!, but normally my hands aren't that wrinkly and rough-looking - they'd been soaking in cold water on and off for several hours while the pain subsided so my skin is all dried out.) (That is all.)

25 comments:

King Nate Unknown said...

I hope it was one hell of poptart...

Nate said...

NO NO, POP THAT FUCKER!

JoeyJoJoJo said...

Whoa!!! Gruesome! Glad it doesn't hurt much. Dave Barry did a column on flammable pop tarts one time....

AlRo said...

*finds a pin!*

JordanBaker said...

you need some silvedene. Trust me.

Julie_Gong said...

Did I totally miss how this uber blister happened?

And I agree with Nate... that thing is just asking for a popping!

scott c said...

I vote pop it. But gently lance it so you don't pull all the blister skin off. It will help prevent infection.
sc.

mwp said...

If you were cooking a Toaster Strudel, none of this would've happened.

(This Public Service Announcement brought to you by Pillsbury.)

sue said...

From a pop tart? What? That looks like my hand when I was a kid and was cleaning the stove and didn't realize the electric burner was still hot and put my hand right on it... yep... just like that. Take care! Looks painful. Bad flashback.

hannah said...

I dont know about anyone else, but my hand literally began hurting just looking at it. Sympathy pains for your poor finger. Pop that bitch before it takes over!!!

Spirit of Albion said...

Damn girl! That's hard to look at. Better break out the bacitracin ointment, ASAP!!

Chixulub said...

Yikes! I had a steam burn that peeled my thumb when I was 19. 17 years later, it still hurts to see that.

Dan said...

I don't think I'd have the self-control not to play with it and pop it.

Of course I'd regret it as soon as the pain showed back up.

Kitsune said...

I came here to drop a "Happy holidays!", but this just seems like waaaaaay the wrong topic to put it in. Well, I suppose it could be used as an excelent weapon in the anual holiday battle of "Converse with the annoying relative!" Join us in your own near future:

AMR (Anon-midwest Relative): "Oh, AMG! How you've grown! Lemme see those rosy cheeks!"
AMG: "Hey, look at this!"
AMR: "EEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeee! Well, nice seeing you! Bye bye!"

haHA

Karlos said...

That looks painful!

I knew there was a reason we used to just eat cold pop tarts when we had the wicked munchies back in the day. I can't imagine the horrible injuries I might've incurred had I tried to extract Pop Tarts while stoneder than a bejesus ;-)

stretch td said...

OUCH!

allison said...

*blarg*

You mentioned the throwing up in the mouth a little thing, so...I did.

Silent All These Years said...

I give you a lot of credit. I would have drained that thing already and let the stretched skin shrink back and dry into a rice paper scab.

Nytro said...

damn, gina! disgusting.

Mr. Toast said...

Ewwwww! The sunburn pics were way more a-peeling (sorry), but that was only because I perversely enjoy the self-abuse of stripping off hunks of skin with tweezers after a tan run amok like that. You do too, admit it. Anyway, I can relate to the pop tart thing. I once managed to set off the smoke detector in my office with an over-cooked pop tart, and the entire building was evacuated before they figured out the building wasn't burning down and only a extra-crisp breakfast pastry was to blame. I think Kellogg's should pack little tiny fire extinguishers in each box of pop tarts. Hope your finger heals soon.

PS: My favorite flavor is still good ol' brown sugar cinnamon.

Gadfly said...

Gina?

SLAMG (Slightly Less Anonymous Midwest Girl)

;-)

mwp said...

I believe that Gina comment was a reference to the TV show "Martin," where Martin Lawrence's girlfriend was named Gina.

So unless AMG's name also happens to be Gina, I don't think you've gotten any closer to revealing the identity of everyone's favorite Midwest blogger.

DIAMONDKT said...

That's pretty sick, but I loved it. :P

Gadfly said...

Oh ...

Damn

Honey Bunny said...

GRODY TO THE MAX!