Tuesday, April 22, 2008


I cut myself this morning doing the dishes. It wasn't especially deep, but it bled a lot and hurt like a I'd cut my finger or something. I made it through the day from band aids in the first aid kit at my office. One perk of working for a company that owns a company that makes office first aid kits is that we have really nice first aid kits. I think you could perform surgery with the stuff in there.

But my last office band aid came off at rehearsal tonight and I could see blood start to seep through the edges. As soon as we ended I ran to the Walgreens. I didn't have much time as my ride needed to get home. Or rather, one of the other people hitching a ride with my ride needed to get home quickly to relief her babysitter and be reunited with her child.

So I run into the Walgreens and the line is literally halfway to the back of the store. Shit, but I rush through the aisles looking for the band aide section anyway. I wanted to see if they had any liquid bandages. I've never used liquid bandages, but I'm a big fan of using superglue on cuts. I wanted to see what the difference was.

As I'm rushing about the store I discover another little cash register on the side with a shorter line. A ha! I find the band aids. Grab the first liquid bandage I see and rush off to the shorter line.

The shorter line still moves achingly slowly, but I make it out of the store in time to catch my ride. Back home, my friend successfully reunited with her child, I apply the liquid bandage.

Jesus god it stings like I just put acetone in my cut, which I effectively did. The package says it has an anesthetic in it, but it feels more like it actively induces pain. This does wear off and I now have a nice coating over my cut. I'm not sure about it though. I kinda wish I'd just gotten some superglue.


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In 1789, the governor of Australia granted land and some animals to James Ruse in an experiment to see how long it would take him to support himself. Within 15 months he had become self sufficient. The area is still known as Experiment Farm. This is my Experiment Farm to see how long it will take me to support myself by writing.