Monday, 1 June 2009

no matter how hot it gets

and that's not hot by world standards (but in scotland anything above 20 celcius is pretty stifling) do not, no matter how hot you feel, no matter of you've been bike racing all day in the hot highland sun, do not wash your face with a pressure washer. you will hurt your eyes.

or as t put it, concerned but much, much more witheringly - you're not the cleverest are you?

11 comments:

Sorlil said...

you're joking, right?

Roxana said...

i love t's rhetorical questions! i still remember the other one: "you are not exactly the sharpest tool in the box, are you?"

:-)
:-)

(but i sympathise with you yes :-)

swiss said...

sadly no it's no joke just the last in a long line of mishaps. like the time t found me lying in the street while i supposed to be getting the bikes out of the van.

what happened she asked? whereupon i was forced to explain, sheepishly, that i had indeed knocked myself out with the van door.

which is not unlike the time i burnt all the hair off the front of my body while 'checking' a supposedly leaky gas oven - it wasn't and i spent a merry couple of weeks with no eyebrows.

i used to get frustrated by this dense band of thickness but these days i find it rather endearing as, really, these are areas in whch i'm so stupid it's impossible to take myself too seriously

Sorlil said...

well you've given me a good laugh this morning :)

Roxana said...

oh no

but you tell these stories with so much charm that i can't stop laughing, i'm sorry :-)

what do you mean, lying in the street? like unconscious?

did the eyebrows grow back?

swiss said...

oh yes, absolutely in the street. in a heap.

the burning thing happened because i was living in a student flat with a tatty old cooker with no markings on the dials for the gas burners. inadvertently i'd turned the oven flame off while leaving all the hotplate gas on. the oven filled up with gas - the gas i'd been smelling - and then exploded. it being the summer and the 80s i was wearing only what can be decribed as magnum pi shorts (fortunately too young for the moustache!) hence the burning all the hair off the front of my body.
much to the amusement of my flatmates.

ah yes, it's been a hilarious journey right enough...

strangepress said...

magnum p.i. shorts!!!!

swiss said...

you know you like them.... ; )

strangepress said...

'tom selleck had the poor man's burt reynold's mustache'

Roxana said...

should i understand that i am lucky not to know what "magnum p.i. shorts" are/look like? :-)

swiss said...

something like this
http://www.tv.com/magnum-p.i./show/267/viewer.html?flag=1&ii=1&gri=267&grti=101
not pretty!