I have a delightful habit of injuring myself in stressful situations. Like the time I was taking care of my Mom after her knee surgery and I broke my toe. Or when I was breaking up with Russ and got in a car accident. I like to think of it as nature’s reminder that I am, in fact, an incompetent boob. And so I should’ve known that here in Florida, under stressful circumstances, I would biff it or set myself on fire or something. I thought I’d paid my dues when I sliced my finger the day after I arrived. Little did I know that would soon be on par with a hangnail or paper cut.

It’s just that things aren’t going very well for my Dad. He seems to be healing nicely from his back surgery but he can barely get around and can’t really do anything for himself yet. Also his psychiatric meds are very, very messed up, which is so sad. As you can imagine, I haven’t been getting a great deal of sleep and I’m also sleeping in a bed I’m not used to. On Sunday in the wee hours of the morning, I fell out of bed and banged my head on a coffee table.


Doesn’t look too bad, huh? Let’s analyze the scene of the accident:

Accident Scene

This is my Dad’s enclosed porch, where I’ve been sleeping on a sofa bed. The table you see is a tiled concrete slab perched on a box. Oh and that red stuff? That’s just the blood that splattered everywhere. No biggie. Wanna see the shirt I was wearing at the time?

Bloody shirt

Nice, huh?

The upshot is that I think I now have some sort of connection with the Egyptian underworld because the cut on my head looks like a backwards hieroglyph for the letter “m”:

M Cut

Coincidence? I think not!

7 Responses to “Mymsie-khamun”

  1. A-frame Says:

    OH MY GOD, it looks like you fell asleep on a scalpel! Note to self: don’t sleep around concrete tile coffee tables. As for the Egyptian connection, walk up to a cat. If it hisses at you, then fo sho!

  2. lydia Says:

    Ho. ly. Crap. That looks SO PAINFUL. 😦

    But the hierogylph thing? WOW!

  3. SweetBasta Says:

    You should have your name formally changed to the hieroglyph that represents the “M”. It would be a great conversation starter, and once that cut has scarred over it will be easy for people to remember your name. They will just have to look at it on your head.

    I am soooooo jealous!

  4. Bumpster Says:

    Wow….makes the time you set your thumb on fire at work pale in comparison.

    Hope the bang to your head doesn’t make you forget how to play Pooterati.

  5. westwardbound Says:


  6. Bumpster Says:

    So that everyone can experience the glorious day that Mymsie set herself on fire, I offer this tidbit of internet candy…

  7. Kris Says:

    Holy crap Mymsie, that looks so sore!!! Hope you’re feeling better, and things are looking up for your Dad, too!

    How come our parents never sent us to charm school, to learn grace and elegance?

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