Friday, September 23, 2005

My Gum Is Bleeding

i'm trying to multitask.

nothing major, just spending my lunch at my desk, surfing the web and eating. two tasks that don't seem like they'd be too difficult to manage at the same time, you know?

and yet i have just learned the hard way that despite thirty years of practice, i am not capable of bringing a fork to my mouth and getting it to go in the right place unless i'm looking at it.

because if i don't actually look at my fork, and, say, i keep my eyes on my monitor? apparently i will miss.

and i will stab myself in my gums with a plastic fork and cause myself to bleed.

17 comments:

  1. Maybe you should have tried stabbing the zit? Two birds, one fork... or something like that.

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  2. I eat lunch at my desk almost every day.

    Which is why most of the time I try to bring finger foods like sandwiches. Of course I usually end up bringing leftovers from supper the night before to heat up in the microwave at work.

    Luckily I'm more dexterious than you. Hot food on a metal fork in the gums would hurt.

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  3. is that along the lines of running with scissors?

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  4. A Martini thru a long straw is pretty safe and you can keep both hands on the keyboard as well! I recently purchased one of those Camel Bak packs. 1.5 liters of hands free drinking and fit snugly under your jacket!

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  5. Maybe you should just stick to drinking? :P

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  6. A friend of mine (not me, I swear!) can't chew gum and parallel park. She bit her tongue so hard it bled.

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  7. I can't do anything and walk. Seriously. Can't drink - even through a straw. Can't eat. Can't talk on the cell phone.

    I can talk to someone next to me though... Must be the added interference of holding something to my head that makes it difficult.

    I have more stories about falling off curbs or being narrowly missed by cars/bikes, etc...

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  8. I cannot talk on my cell phone and drive. I've tried it, but I always end up slowing down to about 20 MPH. It really pisses off the other drivers.

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  9. ..and adding spelling to the tasks would be too much. you're thirty (not thiry).

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  10. Don't feel so bad Kristy. It could have happened to any of us. Just be glad that you managed to keep the fork out of your eye.

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  11. i don't know why people can't read through TYPOS! I think there is a clear and obvious difference between not knowing how to spell or punctuate vs. a keyboard-related typo. If people don't know how intelligent you are by now, kristy, then they are the idiots.

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  12. Tiffany. When my cell phone rings, I tell people "hang on, I have to pull over". That's when I'm walking!

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  13. I'm thinking that you might need to start over...Wednesday it was twenty something years of battling facial enemies and Friday it was thirty something years of eating...maybe we need new training?? :) (I say we - I'll be there for moral support - or heck, I could probably use the lessons, too.)

    (Since we are confessing - I can't chew gum and ride in a car. Go figure!)

    Liz - a loyal lurking reader and IIF.

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  14. Nicole...you're so right... there's a big difference between spelling/grammer errors while emailing/blogging whatever, verses a dissertation on one's master's thesis. Most of us realize that and can see that obviously, once again the "anonymous" poster can't see the forest for the trees...or whatever that saying is. If they are so focussed on the spelling/grammatical errors on someone's blog, they obviously aren't getting the heart of the post...and that's their loss because that's probably how they live their lives...seeing only the negative and missing out on so much of the positive and fun.

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  15. Good God! I agree with buttercup...thank goodness it wasnt your eye!

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  16. Can you get workers compensation for that? There must be some kind of rehab for the forkularly challenged...

    Or maybe you need a cork on the end of your fork....

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  17. Been there..done that! With a spork...those things are vicious!

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