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A little less than a happy high
komos
komos
From the "How lame am I" files
I just drove a staple into my finger. All the way in. I had to pry it out with a staple puller.

Here's hoping I didn't just stupidly do permanent damage to myself.

Current Mood: In pain

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komos From: komos Date: November 21st, 2003 08:46 am (UTC) (Link)

On Demon Possessed Office Supplies

I was being a dumbass trying to clear a jam while giving instructions over the phone to one of my minions.

On the upside, my stapler seems to be working again. Seems to have needed a blood sacrifice.
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komos From: komos Date: November 21st, 2003 09:31 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: On Demon Possessed Office Supplies

We are a superstitious people in spite of ourselves, methinks.
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komos From: komos Date: November 21st, 2003 09:43 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: On Demon Possessed Office Supplies

I better get me a chicken foot and some dirt from the grave of my great great grandaddy then.
prosicated From: prosicated Date: November 21st, 2003 04:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: On Demon Possessed Office Supplies

In my office, the minion would have been blamed. That'd be me. I offer up blood sacrifices often. Ah, the scars of the white collared... *snort*
komos From: komos Date: November 24th, 2003 08:10 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: On Demon Possessed Office Supplies

I'm certain that if I were to go shark hunting with some old tar, he'd laugh at me quite hardily for the little puncture holes on my third finger. ;)

I'm so starved for visceral experience.
From: angelajenessa Date: November 21st, 2003 08:50 am (UTC) (Link)
OUCH. Oh my god OUCH.

Sorry.
komos From: komos Date: November 21st, 2003 09:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I think the shock was worse than the actual pain. I couldn't pull it fast enough.

BTW - Did the book arrive?
From: angelajenessa Date: November 21st, 2003 09:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah! So that was you! I could not figure out who it might be...and was kinda embarassed to just flat out ask. So you are the man behind the Calvino?? That was what I was trying to find out in my sneaky post (awhile back) when I asked who lives in Massachusetts. I knew the book came from Mass. but I was unsure who sent it.

Thank you so much! !!!
That was quite kind of you.
You will have to post your wishlist for your birthday in January!

Thank you, Thank you. I love Calvino!
komos From: komos Date: November 21st, 2003 09:41 am (UTC) (Link)

'Welcome

As I said, your list intrigued me and I've been wanting to read Invisible Cities for a while myself. It was absolute whimsy that motivated me.

No worries on a return. I'm just happy you'll enjoy it.
cris From: cris Date: November 21st, 2003 09:05 am (UTC) (Link)
mmm ... nice, tasty, tetanus ;)

komos From: komos Date: November 21st, 2003 09:07 am (UTC) (Link)
I can't wait for the lockjaw, myself.
quislibet From: quislibet Date: November 21st, 2003 09:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Trying again; in my browser the "post comment" button exists inside the message field for some reason, so clicking anywhere within it means I have the power of premature posting.

As I was trying to say, when I was a very young lad, with that peculiar fascination for office supplies that young lads of a particular sort can have, I came upon at the house of my paternal grandparents a stapler full of pretty metallic blue staples. Obtaining permission for its use, I at once began looking for things I could staple with it.

Unfortunately, one of them turned out to be my index finger, quite accidentally. But even in my pain I could appreciate the aesthetic quality of the blue against the red.
komos From: komos Date: November 21st, 2003 09:42 am (UTC) (Link)
And this didn't embark you upon a long quest seeking out body modifications? ;)
quislibet From: quislibet Date: November 21st, 2003 11:10 am (UTC) (Link)
You would think it might have. But Ohio in the 1970s was not fruitful soil for such an idea to germinate.
komos From: komos Date: November 21st, 2003 12:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
I just don't like pain, but I can see the geographical argument as well.
pilarcruz From: pilarcruz Date: November 21st, 2003 09:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Very punk rock.
komos From: komos Date: November 21st, 2003 10:08 am (UTC) (Link)

Heh

I was actually thinking that it was more metal than one hand can handle. And, for my next trick, I think I'll try to stab myself in the tongue with a pen.

It's a hybrid gel roller, after all.

schmi From: schmi Date: November 21st, 2003 12:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
*Ouch*

You must have bled buckets!!
komos From: komos Date: November 21st, 2003 12:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Remarkably, I didn't. It was such a small punture wound that it sealed up pretty quickly...

...which of course has me worried because I got stabbed by 1/4 in metal rods and bleeding is supposed to help control infection.

I really am a dumbass.
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: November 22nd, 2003 12:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ouch ouch ouch! When was your last tetanus booster?
komos From: komos Date: November 24th, 2003 08:11 am (UTC) (Link)
No idea. Well within the ten year window, though.
gilbertbee From: gilbertbee Date: November 22nd, 2003 04:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
At least you weren't holding your stapler close to your eye to see what was causing the jam.

Not that I've done that, either...
komos From: komos Date: November 24th, 2003 08:12 am (UTC) (Link)
I can't imagine when that would have been a good idea. It's not the greatest way to go for "pirate chic."
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