speaking of hands

 its not a tattoo
 its a boo boo
 You know I am a klutz, right? 
 a week ago 
there was a spill in the office pantry
 someone in a hurry 
dropped a 'bowl' of cereal
 dry cereal
 I said
 go go go
 I'll get it
 I've got a dust buster!
  (I believe the ! is included)

  Thing is
 I have
 I had never used it

 its easy enough
 you turn it on
 it sucks up the spill

 it got full fast 
 the last person
 to use it
 didnt empty it 

 I open it 
dump out the cereal
 the other crap
 its inhaled

 put it back together


  why isn't this going to close
 let me force it
 because we all know
 forcing things
 always works out so well 


 yeah yeah 

we all know 
I never said that
 I went 


 I bled 
I bled
 a lot
cleaned it up with alcohol swabs antibiotic cream and a big bandaid
 I figured out
 why the damn thing 
wouldn't go back together
 it seems
 you have to put the innards
 back facing a certain way
 in order
 for the two parts to close


 That horrible gash on my hand 
is actually improving 
you shoulda seen it before

  before what? 

 magic salve 
helped it 

J.R. Watkins makes this amazing hand and cuticle salve
 this is the Aloe and Green Tea version 
(it really is THE best hand/cuticle salve out there)

I got it at Birchbox
 that's the sample size
 I belong to Birchbox
every month
 they send samples
 many of them
 I pass along
 this one I kept 
because its such a great product
I bought a full size version
 which is at home
 the sample I keep at the office 
so I can apply it 
as often as I notice 
its dry or feels itchy
 don't want to pick it
 don't want that scab to come off
 before its healed 

likely there'll be a scar 
 I am hoping
 that the salve
 helps keep
 it from being
 too awful a scar 

of course
 I could always pretend its a tattoo

No one paid me for pimping either J.R. Watkins Salve or Birchbox


  1. Ouch.. ouch.. OUCH! That looks nasty.. it had to hurt.

  2. Ow, ow, OW! Hands bleed a lot, even from a tiny gash and this one ain't tiny!! Thanks for the balm plug; must get some. I am often a klutz.

  3. Holy Cow Daryl! That really IS a bad gash!! I did something similar with a blade from a food processor...that was lying at the bottom of my dish water and I didn't realize it...yeah. I had a gash too. Not fun.

    Have a great weekend!

  4. Oh my, what a boo boo! That must hurt a lot, hope it heals quickly!

  5. Oh my that looks bad! If you don't want a scar try bio oil on it. x

  6. That looks terrible but I know Watkins products. I used to sell them years ago and now I see you can get them in some stores locally. They work great and I am sure you will heal quicker with that product. Hope you have a good and boo boo free weekend!!

  7. Ouchie!! And the moral of the story? Leave the dustbusting to others.

  8. Criminy! That's a good looking wound ya got there! Will keep that product in mind as I know someone else who gets scrapes 'n things quite often. Glad it's getting better. :)))

  9. geez!!!!! ow, ow, ow, ow - hate when that happens, but you've got the magic balm for sure! and it's yummy leather glove season for protection to and fro! xoxo

  10. Never mind dust. It's a DarylBuster. Ouch!
    Glad your magic potion is working. That is one bad boo-boo alright.

  11. Oh wow, you really gave it a good going over there Daryl, I can't believe you didn't have any stitches, it's a huge cut.

  12. Daryl, Ow, Ow, Ow! That's the kind of thing I would do! Seems I can't do a job without bleeding in some form!! I hope it heals fast!

  13. Gosh, this looks so sore, Daryl. :-(
    I know this salve!
    It works wonders on cuticules in the winter, and I am hoping it does the same for your poor hand.

  14. or COVER it with a tat. Your poor dear paw! Here's hoping you heal sweetly

    Happy Aloha Friday, Daryl
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  15. OMG -- Ouch, ouch, ouch. That looks horrible. Hope your magic lotion works its wonders. Yikes.

  16. Oh my! Daryl! So sorry, but I'm looking into Birchbox...sounds good.

    Ouch :(

  17. SO sorry about your hand, we bought Watkins from a traveling salesman when I was a kid in the 50s... wish there were a salve that would help my back injury (equipment failure at work)...

  18. Oh that looks painful! I do hope it doesn't interfere with an enjoyable weekend! That ointment sounds great!

  19. That is an oweee for sure! If it leaves a scar, you can make up a better story that sounds dangerous and exciting. We won't tell.

    Glad that it is healing, mon amie!


  20. Oh for heaven sakes that looks like a bad cut. Fresh air and that salve of yours should do the trick though... hope it doesn't leave a scar... your hands are so pretty.

  21. Wow. That's some serious carnage on your poor paw. Nice rings, though!

  22. Dang, I can see that one hurt:-(. I had never heard of that salve. My hands take a beating and it would be nice to have a magic potion.


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