Sunday, January 08, 2006

My Thumb Hurts

I got stitches today. Not in a cool place like across my arm or down my cheek, but on my thumb. I was trying to get the avocado pit out of the avocado for my avocado, tomato, and salsa concoction when the knife slid off the pit and through both the avocado and my thumb. You'd think that while I'm here in Israel I'd at least injure myself doing something awesome like climbing Masada or running through those uneven Old City cobblestone streets or even perhaps getting into a knife fight with an ars (that's slang--I know a slang word!). But no--I do it with a knife.

I can already see in a few years from now, people will say, "oh dear--how'd you get that scar?"
"I cut myself while pitting an avocado."
"Oh."
"...But I was in Israel at the time!"
And with that, I have to conclude that I'm terribly uncool.

8 original thoughts out there

Blogger Sara said...

i have a shnasty scar on my thigh from walking past my bed in israel- which had a sharp piece of metal jutting out of it. it hurt like hell, and it was so unglamorous, but its cooler than my other scars which were either given to me by catty sisters or bike accidents. yea i guess im terribly uncool too

Sunday, January 08, 2006 8:48:00 PM  
Blogger Adam Murray said...

I've learned the hard way that I do not scar. I have a really cool story about how i broke my knee and how i have a plastic kneecap know, but because i didn't scar, i can't back it up.

And to make matters worse, this dde i used to surf with, this Austrailia dude called Jayce has the coolest. Scar. Ever.

Like Seriously.

He was bitten by a shark.

An actual shark bit him on the torso and chomped down hard. It just missed his spine, so he was really lucky. It bit clean through suft board and they reckon the taste of the fiberglass sent the shark on his way.

So jayce has a sharkbite all around his right side. It looks so cool

Lucky son of a bitch.

Hope your thumb gets better. Also, whats an ars?

Monday, January 09, 2006 5:28:00 AM  
Blogger The Zombie Lama said...

I'd go with the knife fight explanation myself....

Monday, January 09, 2006 6:24:00 PM  
Anonymous brown eyed girl said...

when i was in israel for three months. my friend jackie and i used to go on all the really hard hikes with the boys. we were the only girls, and they were actually tough hikes. she spained her ankle falling off the bus, and i spained mine tripping in our dorm room.

quite wjbbu of us.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 12:09:00 AM  
Blogger XVI (R) - NY said...

This post was hilarious and inspired my first post in like a month. Thanks.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 4:38:00 AM  
Blogger Adam Murray said...

Isreal sounds like a real death trap...

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 4:28:00 PM  
Blogger TM (Jewlicious) said...

Just tell people you got the scar while serving in the elite Sayeret Matkal commando unit.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 7:22:00 PM  
Blogger MC Aryeh said...

Just make it sound cooler in the retelling...

Them: How'd you get that scar?

You: Oh, that is the Avocado scar.

Them: Avocado? As in the food?

You: Yes. One of the most dangerous kinds of Avocado. We got into a knife fight, and anywhere else I would have been in trouble, but we were in Israel, and after I finished off that ars, an Avocado was no match for me. I ate it whole, even the pit...

Them: Wow. That is a really cool scar.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006 8:11:00 AM  

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