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Is the Skin Supposed to Dissolve Like That?

Posted 2009.07.19 14.12 in Pointless Blather by Stephanie

So I was having a nice relaxing Sunday bath, but eventually the relaxation time was over and it was time to get cleaned up and get on with the day. About a month ago I decided to try one of these ‘body wash’ liquid soap products instead of the appallingly stone-aged soap bar things that neanderthals used. I’ve been using a fairly well-known name-brand ‘body wash’ product, and it’s been ok. Till today. When it all went wierd.

See, I have these bizzare medical mystery shins, with unexplained scars that are really tender. So of course I’m always careful when washing them, like being gentle and all. Today though when I got the body-wash lather on there, I suddenly found myself transported into a television commercial…

Are you tired of grubby-looking scars that are difficult to clean? Are you tired of being in constant chronic pain? Then we have the product for you! That’s right, with our new body-wash, you’ll look sparkly clean and that annoying old pain will be long forgotten.

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Routine Lapses of Judgement

Posted 2009.07.16 10.41 in Pointless Blather by Stephanie

I was going to call this post “Temporary Stupidity” but that just felt a wee bit too harsh. And not entirely accurate, really.

It’s ┬ájust that, sometimes I forget about consequences. Nothing huge mind you, like destroying the world because you think it would look cool, but then afterwards remembering that the world is where you kept all your stuff. Little things, and especially little things that can lead to pain or injury. Like, with my knife and sword hobby, it’s very easy to get all interested in playing with knives or swinging swords around, and temporarily forget that a razor-sharp knife might not be the best thing to practice fancy knife-twirling with, or momentarily fail to consider that accidentally swinging the sword into the coat-tree will result in most of one’s favorite jackets and sweaters ending up in need of emergency stitching (or replacement).

Read on for more – but warning, it might will get strange or and icky.

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