Sunday, January 08, 2012

By the way. Last night while attempting to remove the pit from my avocado, I inadvertently stabbed myself in the hand with a wee but so sharp knife. Blood everywhere. Dang, the hand can surely bleed, all over the sink. I called Patti who came right over cuz I was sure I needed stitches or a tetanus shot or something. By the time she arrived, the bleeding had stopped (hooray platelets and clotting factors!!) The nice nurse-who-answers-the-phone at my ER told me to wash it and come in if it started bleeding again, which it didn't.

In future, use a spoon to remove avocado pits, K?



Ms. Moon said...

This is so bad but here goes:
I keep my knives sharp. Real sharp. And I had a friend once, long ago who decided to end his life by cutting his own throat in the bathtub. Okay. Sorry. This is a true story.
After the whole ordeal was over and he was pretty much back in his right mind I told him this:
"If you'd tried that at my house with my knife, you'd be dead."

I'm glad you quit bleeding.

beth coyote said...

Whoa, cut his own throat? Dang.

The hand is healing, a bit o bruising. Use a spoon, Beth dear, not a knife.

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Valerie Loveland said...

I use a spoon because the pits are so slippery!

Whimsy said...

Hi, Beth. I always see you over at Rebecca's place, so I thought I would say hello. BTW, I was 18 in 1968, too :)

One avocado trick I know: Place the half of the avocado with the pit on a cutting board. Then whack it good with a heavy knife. Usually, the pit will now be stuck to the knife and you can pry it right out.

I see it's snowing where you are. Rebecca said it's snowing in Seattle. Sheesh, I'm in Colorado and it's been in the 40s and 50s for a week. Hope you get some of it eventually.

J Bahr