Tuesday, March 27, 2007

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly



THE GOOD:

I finally ordered a new digital camera (and printer dock) from Circuit City! Delivery date (because I'm cheap and wanted to get the free shipping) should be sometime around April 2nd. So we've only managed to miss 3 whole entire months of capturing precious childhood memories on film....but I have to say I'm thankful there is no camera In the Trenches this week. Keep reading.

THE BAD:

The boyz each rent a movie at the library on Friday. This week Eldest picked Home Alone, which he had seen before on TV, but not in its entirety. Sometimes we forget that he's Rainman though, and tends to memorize movie lines and then repeat them ad nauseum. Home Alone is rated PG, apparently. I don't mind that both Middle and Eldest run around the house yelling, "You guys give up yet? Or are you thirsty for more?" But yesterday Eldest busted out with, "Why the hell are you dressed like a chicken?" from the movie. After I (of course) had him repeat it to Hubby (stifling my giggles and smile), Hubby (now trying to mask his smile) informed Eldest that "hell" wasn't a nice word. Eldest said, "I know...but that's what it says in the movie." Whoops.

THE UGLY:

I had an emergency appointment at the dermatologist yesterday. I have a staph infection ON MY FACE. Not a pretty sight. I feel like a cross between the Elephant Man and Cher's kid on Mask. I knew it was coming, so was I proactive? No. I was in denial. After all, the last time I got one was when I was pregnant with Middle back in 2004! So by Sunday, it was really swollen and HIDEOUS. I spent all day feeling sorry for myself and sulking. Hubby wasn't buying my theatrics though. I noticed that he wrote on the grocery list "pity party napkins and cups". He thinks he's so frigging hilarious.

Anyway, the dermatologist (Get ready for the gory details. Consider yourself warned.) had to numb it (with a needle) and then slice it with a razor to open it up in order to get all the gunk out (pus and blood). Keep in mind that this is, again, ON MY FACE. So when I'm in public, I keep it hidden covered with a bandaid so as not to attract stares at the goiter. Needless to say, I'm miserable. I mean, c'mon, anywhere but my face! And I know, I know, there are people in the world with all kinds of cleft palates, birthmarks and other facial deformities. I KNOW. But damn it, I'm 34. When is this teenage acne angst gonna end? I'm too old for this crap.

7 comments:

Jennifer said...

Oh no! I'm sorry to hear about your face staph infection. That truly sucks...hope you heal up soon!

Shell in the City said...

Sorry about the infection! You have such a way with words..I am totally picturing it & cracking up (sorry)!! I have to go to the derm soon as well. I have a huge sun/age spot on my face that I want to get zapped. I keep putting it off - reality - I will look younger without it!! Kids really do pick up everything from movies. My nephew was in town this weekend and quotes a mean letter from the Little Rascals movie that the boy wrote a girl that he secretly likes..it says stuff like "I hate you, you stink...etc." My nephew is 2 and recites it like poetry!!

tAnYeTTa said...

i love the movie home alone! it's a classic. ;)

hope your face heals nicely. hey, i have a bad case of acne on my forehead. i need to get it checked out. *sigh*

The Queen of Shake-Shake said...

That does suck! Sending you quick healing vibes!

Kate said...

Ugh. Sorry about the face-thing. My father's favorite, favorite joke, when I was younger, was, "Does your face hurt? ......it's killing me!" Funny, funny, ha ha... shut up, Dad.

My kids haven't watched Home Alone, so I knew to place the blame firmly upon the head of my husband when, about 3 years ago, then-3-year-old Emily was getting ready to go out and said, "Where the hell are my shoes?" It's just so HARD not to laugh at that.

And, to complete the reverse-order responding, congrats on the camera-to-be!

tulipmom said...

I hope your face heals quickly.

onehotpotato said...

i feel for you! but at least it's fixable! too funny about the movie--sometimes luke says things that need to be corrected but i can't get past the fact that he said "it" within the right context. it's like i'm proud or something.

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