11/18/2008

Scars...

Men take pride in their scars. They're like little fleshy badges of honor that signify an act of heroism from our past. I've got a few of them. For instance, I have one under my upper lip from when I heroically went head-first over my handlebars riding down an underpass in the third grade. Another is on my right kneecap from when I heroically dove for a football and landed on a curbside storm drain. I also have one on my upper chin from when I was a toddler and heroically tripped and fell on the edge of a coffee table.

The one I'm currently working on is a real keeper. We recently got a new light fixture for our kitchen. There was an empty junction box with some unused wire ends above the counter. There was also a nearby light switch that we figured must control those wires since it didn't seem to do anything else. After getting the thing all hooked up, we found out the switch still didn't work. For the time being, whenever we use the light we have to use a pair of tongs to put the bulbs in and take them out. The bulb looks like this:
It's a halogen bulb with two round contacts.
The thing gets hot as fuck after a very short time.
While heroically taking it out, it slipped out of the tongs
and briefly landed on my forearm.


Here's a closer look.
Talk about a tough-looking scar!
Now I'm gonna have a damn smiley face
on my arm for the rest of my days.

27 comments:

wonderturtle said...

Women like their scars too. At least, I do. And ouch.

kirby said...

Bwahaaaahaaa!

Seriously, if you don't want to be permanently branded as a seven year-old girl, once it heals, use sunscreen on the scar every day for several months until it disappears. It's the sun damaging the new skin that makes the scar.

Bill Stankus said...

Just get a Casper the Ghost tat to go around the face!

Poobomber said...

You're one tough looking pansy! Or one pansy looking tough guy! (You pick!)

SkylersDad said...

If you ever get locked up in the joint, show it to your cell mate. That will get you street cred.

MelO said...

Bwaaaa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!

Oh. Sorry.

I'm not laughing AT YOU, it's just smiley faces make me laugh. And daaaaaamn, dude! That REALLY does look like a smiley face!

and it also looks like it really hurt :(

Fancy Schmancy said...

Murphy's Law states that if you are going to have an accident, the scar is going to be the most pussyingest ever. It's kind of up there with that stupid new BK commercial about the cobra and the kitten with a ball of yarn tatto... Anyone, anyone... Okay, nevermind.

~E said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHHAHAHA


*breath*


AAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

damn...Karma's a bitch ain't it?!?!

Dr Zibbs said...

I've blown these up and sent them to the lab. The results just came back. Those tiny marks to the right? Your tears. You big baby.

Doc said...

Better a smiley face than a horse's ass.

Doc

Suze said...

Ouch - that hurts. Draw a little cigar or something to make it more "manly" :)

Bubs said...

Skylersdad beat me to it.

Cora said...

That is the CUTEST scar I have ever seen! Bar none! I see your predicament - not very manly-looking. But on the bright side, I'm betting a smiley-scar is gonna be a total chick-magnet, c'mon! (My apologies to your lovely girlfriend!!).

I've just got a long straight scar down my spine from my surgery four years ago, and a small one on my knee from a kick-ass game of hopscotch in first grade.

Thanks for your comment on my blog today. That was really sweet. I appreciate it. :) (awww, look - I just typed your scar. Hee hee)

King of New York Hacks said...

awwww get over it and burn some devil horns on that scratch.

Mnmom said...

I've got a giant scar that runs from hip to hip and THREE HUMAN BEINGS came out of it - top THAT one!

McGone said...

Dark Knight comes out on DVD in a few weeks. Maybe you can make this some extension of the "Why So Serious?" marketing campaign and Warner Bros. will pay you for your pain!

Leonesse said...

What Skylar's Dad said. Dammit. And that other guy too.

Some Guy said...

Fancy and King: Welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

The rest of you: I'm glad my pain can provide so much pleasure.

Scarlet said...

Hey you have started a new work idea. Emo Electricians

raf said...

Well..could have been worst..what if the bulb would have fall on your forehead or the top of your nose?
...or if the sign would have been this one :-

Just wear some long sleeve, and put Rose Hips oil on the scar, it will help the skin to get back to normal.
:)

Dick Small said...

Don't listen to 'em, Chris! You look good in anything!

Gwen said...

BWAHAHAHA!

Kimmie said...

Some people pay to be branded. Not with something that gay, of course...

dguzman said...

That's fucking TOUGH, buddy. It's like when a biker gets "MOM" tattooed on him. You know he's a bad mofo.

Falwless said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA

Morgan the (Almost) Muse said...

that, my friend, is awesome.

Winter said...

Is it wrong that I laughed?