Thursday, May 22, 2008

Self-Inflicted Wounds

I think I just pepper-sprayed myself.

OK. Not actual pepper spray, but I rubbed my eye a few minutes ago and immediately it started burning with the intensity of a thousand suns. Holy hell it hurt.

And now, after several minutes and about a gallon of water, the pain and burn is subsiding.

I had cut up two Anaheim peppers earlier tonight to add to pasta sauce. I must've had a small amount of oil on my hands and it imbedded itself in my right eye.

I hope I never, ever have to feel this sensation again. Ever. Again.




Rachel Reynolds said...

Amen indeed. I just saw your facebook status and felt for you. My roommate reading over my shoulder says "ouchies".

Derek said...

While the blog was good. You discribing it in person was even better.

E. Alley said...

I gotta say, I feel for you. But, I certainly had a hearty chuckle reading this post with the associated photo.

Anonymous said...

ah, been there, done that. it sucks more than getting oxy clean in your eye. i had the added bonus of the pepper juices causing a flaming, itchy, unsightly rash all over my hands. oh, and did i mention that all this was in prep for a party i was throwing? great party. i spent it on the outdoor couch with a cloth plastered over my eyes and my hands in a champagne bucket full of ice water. photographs were forbidden.