Friday, September 16, 2011

Thoughts on steam burns


Steam iron burns are extremely nasty, and there are a few Dos and Don'ts I'd like to mention after receiving such a burn...

DO... use aloe and ice packs to help cool the burn
DO... realize that you will be held up for the next 2-3 hours nursing your burn
DO... a mild sort of activity, like watching TV to distract yourself from the pain

(and some thoughts of what NOT to do)

DO NOT... pacify yourself with several glasses of wine (to help with the pain)
DO NOT... compose a group Fall Show announcement email, and send it off before you've had the chance to proof it the next morning
DO NOT... and I repeat DO NOT feel bad the next morning, like you will die of embarrassment. Just go right back to work, and keep plugging on because the Art show is TOMORROW, and you will be nodding politely to the people who received the email and showed up in spite of yourself. At least the pain of the steam burn has finally quieted down...

Ok, I'm off back to work now.
x, Val
PS. That photo collage came out nicely though, didn't it? Despite myself...

1 comment:

Marfa said...

Yes...I love that photo collage! Robot with a zipper? So cute. I wish you all the best with your show.