Friday, March 19, 2010

Ruprecht the Monkey Boy and I Are Tight.

Ruprecht!  Don't take the cork off the fork!
My conversation with the receptionist at the after hours clinic last night at 6:45pm:
After looking at my finger and grimacing, she asks:   How long has it been since your last tetanus shot?

Me:  Oh, a few months ago when I came in to get my other finger stitched up from losing a fight with the toilet.  Yeah. I'm covered.  

Tonight I am feeling a close kinship to Ruprecht.  I, too, should have kept a cork on the end of the knife I was using to de-pit an avocado while lovingly preparing the yummy black bean/red pepper avocado quesadillas for dinner.  I held the halved avocado in my hand, and (I think my blood sugar was running low, because, really,  this is not the smartest thing I have ever done) with my large paring knife drove the tip of the knife right through the skin of the fruit and jabbed it straight into my finger.  It was supposed to go into the pit and pop out, but instead it slipped on the pit and I de-fleshed myself, right there in the kitchen.  

Because it may have nicked a tendon, I am now beautifully ordained with this lovely "head gear" looking brace on my hand for the next 2 weeks. Oh, for the love!!

 I know.  I know.  I should have ordered out.  I agree.  Cooking is much too dangerous.  I'll remember that next time!

Now for some enjoyment, enjoy a little Dirty Rotten Scoundrels on me. 
 Oklahoma! Oklahoma! Oklahoma!


The Stones said...

Awww, one of my all time favorite movies!

Stop flipping me off, Makell! Seriously... :) Loves. Sorry 'bout the finger!

KC said...

You just made my stomach turn! OUCH! Sorry...maybe you should use a dull knife next time!

Brooke and Jonny said...

Oh my word! Poor you! I have never had stitches a broken bone or a blood nose (knock on wood) I am very queesy when it comes to blood I would have passed out for sure!

Kierstin said...

Oh, man! That sucks for you! Hope it heals quickly so you can get back to your motherly duties and dangerous cooking habits. Dirty Rottnen Scoundrels is one of my family's favorite movies (my family growing up, not my kids... yet:) Never gets old, does it?

Jill said...

Oh, Makell....did you ever finish dinner? It sounded delicious! :)

rabidrunner said...

Bummer! It's good that you didn't hit your eye though, eh? Did you get the doc to write you a script for "no cooking?" Or at least "no knife handling?"

(Thanks for the Ruprect clip. Gave me a good gufaw.)