There is no content here this afternoon. If you want content, go read Lyz Liddel’s hugely heartening post on the Secular Student Alliance and the work of all these wonderful student groups. It hews very closely to her speech at the Freethought Festival, but it gets me every time nonetheless. It heartens me to no end to see people organizing this way at an age when I had all I could do to sort myself out.
Read it. It will make you happy.
Now, the reason I don’t have content of my own for today is not for the squeamish. Thus, it’s tucked below the fold.
Just in case any of you may find yourself in need of this advice: If you bump into a carbon dioxide tank and it starts to tip over, be careful that the reflex to pull your foot away does not put said foot directly under the regulator. The regulator is that lumpy piece at the top of the tank with bits sticking out every which way. This makes for a rather extreme contrast with the smooth sides of the tank itself.
When in doubt, catch the tank, not the regulator. Doing otherwise leads to conversations like:
Ben: Are you okay?
I will be fine. The bruise will fade. I’ll regrow skin on the top of my toe. All the joints still flex without making me scream, and the big laceration, while resistant to solid scabbing, will require much less babying than the spot where I stuck an axe in my toe one Fourth of July. That one should have had stitches, but didn’t want to spend the evening in the emergency room with people who had been (marginally) even stupider than I had.
But it will leave an odd scar. And instead of writing a post for you last night, I took a Vicodin for the pain–much better today–and hopped on Twitter. Yes, I know I’m full of good ideas.
This one at least led to swapping scar stories with WilloNyx, April, and Xanthe Cat. They all have much more interesting scars than mine. My most interesting trophy is a set that run straight up my wrist. They were acquired from hardware cloth, but that’s not the assumption most people would make.
So what’s your most interesting scar or scar story?