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December 3rd, 2006


(Sorry for the ultra-late Ping today… no excuse other than weekend scatterbrainedness.)

I’m sitting here at 31-years-old and I don’t have any scars. I don’t know if that means that I’ve lived a particularly sheltered life or just have been lucky to avoid any injuries that leave a lasting mark. I mean, I’m not asking for any, but it would be nice to have some sort of scar to point to and tell a story about.

Where are your scars, visible or hidden?

Posted in Everyday Life

jk December 4, 2006, 8:02 am

I have one on my lower lip from falling down a flight of stairs with a comb in my mouth. Last year. No, I was probably 2.

I also have a small chunk out of my left shin from doing gymnastics in the house in 2nd grade and impaling my leg on the runner of a rocking chair.

I have emotional scars from working this late at night.

Steve A December 4, 2006, 11:02 am

Scars…. badges of honor or stupidity in my case. I’ve got two quarter sized scars on my lower left leg within millimeters of each other. The first, a product of stupidity, was ‘earned’ in the 70s when I flipped a mini-bike and the axle punctured my leg. The ‘twin’ was gained in the late 90s when I slipped on some oil and slip off a loading dock. I left a hunk of my leg on a metal cap protecting the concrete on the corner of the dock.

I’ve got cuts from other people’s carelessness when brandishing kinves, burns from servers who felt their being in my way was more important than the 400F sheetpans coming out of the oven. I’ve got scars from grease and oil splatters and other assorted nickel/dime accidents.


Aanen December 4, 2006, 1:10 pm

I have a scar on my leg from when I was bitten by a dachshund, the scar from when I had a cist removed from my shoulder, a small scar on my wrist from when I crashed a moped in Bermuda, and one on my finger tip from when I worked at a Deli.

One of my co-workers was bitten by a horse and has a finger tip missing. A few months ago, he was bitten in the ear by a horse.

Ryan December 4, 2006, 1:16 pm

Clearly, your co-worker should stay away from horses.

Monica December 4, 2006, 8:31 pm

in August I got a good one on my ankle from walking into a tent spike, in July I got some extensive ones from surgery, I have one on my leg from a cat aquired when I was around 10, one on my knee from earlier kid-dom. I am lucky not to have hot sheetpan scars from baking bagels. Or from deli-meat slicers. Food prep. jobs are dicey!
Can you imagine what we’d look like if bruises didn’t go away? Ugh.
Ryan, you prob. have good skin!

EnjoiYourself December 6, 2006, 4:24 pm

Got plenty of scars. Behind my ears from when I was younger, I had cosmetic surgery to make my ears not stick out as much and that left some scarring. I have the typical knee-scars from scrapes when I was younger. Got one stab wound (dont ask, used to be a bounty hunter), and a bad scar on my thumb where I was burned. Few visible. Others not.

Merle December 7, 2006, 3:39 am

Goodness. I must be incredibly accident-prone.. or really poor at healing my own body. I have dozens of scars all over my arms and legs from various interactions with sharp objects. Most of them date from teen years, and most are under a centimetre and barely detectable, but they are there.

jk December 7, 2006, 3:44 pm

Merle, are you British-born?

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