The name of my blog is my attempt to be clever wanker. (I assume most people who know me agree with the latter part of that statement). I’m almost always on the go and often have two or three things happening at once.
Sometimes, there is much more chaos than moderation. Which is how I came to have stitches for the first time.
It was on Valentines day which for my purposes I had reclaimed as Palentines day and grabbed some pals from the Toronto Beer Lovers and and we went to celebrate good beer, friends and food at Grapefuit Moon. Which was pretty good. Later in the evening my friend the lovely and effervescent Curdygirl had requested help to open and wine bottle. (this might be related to the stitches). So having our evening at Grapefruit Moon wind down I headed to to meet Curdygirl over at the Eton house where awesomely Kids in the hall alum Scott Thompson was performing. That turned out to be pretty great. Sharing a beer with CG and seeing my favourite Kid in the Hall perform. We actually went over and met Scott after the show. He turned out to be really nice and kind and I will share that he does in fact give a pretty darn good hug. Yup, I got to hug one of my few celebrity heroes. Best of all I got to meet and hug one of my favourite Canadians. (Also got in a good hug or two with Curdygirl another of my favourite Canadians).
After the show. CG and I went over to her place and I took a run at the wine bottle. It had one of those awful plastic corks in it. Only having a cork screw, we didn’t have the leverage necessary to pop the cork, I ended up digging the sucker out, or I would have except the neck of the bottle shattered and my hand hit it I bruised and sliced open my middle finger and cutting the nail on my index finger in half. I cleaned up and wrapped my hand up. We filtered the wine to ensure that we weren’t going to drink glass. Shortly after we had some wine and I assured CG that I was fine I wandered home and found bed.
In the morning , I unwrapped my hand and blood poured out onto my foot and the floor. I wrapped it back up and cleaned the floor. Explained to my office that I would miss the day and went out to the clinic. Where the doctor checked my hand and sent me to the Women’s college hospital. After a bit of a wait I was taken into a room , my hand was painted orange with disinfectant and I was poked several times with a needle to numb the area. I then was given six bright blue stitches in my middle finger.
I then took the rest of the day off and went and visited some of the cafes on my Indie Coffee Passport. So I got poked prodded and stitched up and ended up turning it around into a fairly nice day off.
Two weeks later I ended up removing my own stitches and my hand is slowly healing up nicely.
If you like cheese and want to know more about it. Curdy Girl is the one to follow.
I believe Scott Thompson is playing dates in Toronto on March 23 and 24. I think at the Flying Beaver down in Hogtown but I haven’t been able to find a listing anywhere.