Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Funny, Not Funny

It's been a crazy few days! I had a wonderful time at the ALS Artisan Boutique in Annapolis, MD on Sunday. We all raised a lot of money to help raise awareness of Lou Gehrig's disease and ultimately work towards finding a cure. It was my last show of the year, and now I'll be adding a lot (a lot!) of new jewelry to www.lorianderson.net from now until Christmas.

Along the way, I've had some this-could-only-happen-to-Lori moments:

1) While making a bracelet on stretch elastic, I needed three hands -- one to hold the beads apart, one to hold the knot tight, and one to dot the knot with SuperGlue and then pull the elastic through the knot. So I did what made sense at the time -- after using the SuperGlue, I pulled the elastic through with my teeth.


I ended up with glue on my teeth, the roof of my mouth, and on my tongue.

(Remember, this is SuperGlue.)

Since I couldn't use the normal remedy for SuperGlue removal (nail polish remover), I had to resort to lots of tooth brushing, scraping, and laughing at myself.

Funny. Really!

2) After the ALS Artisan Boutique, my back was killing me. I have two bulging discs that flare up whenever I push them to the limit, and after lifting heavy boxes and bending/standing/bending while setting up my display, I was toast. So when I got home, I took a hot bath, a prescribed muscle relaxer, and fell into bed with a good book. About an hour later, though, I got hungry, and decided to go downstairs for a bite to eat.

Those muscle relaxers worked a little to well! My foot slipped out from under me and WHOOMP. Down the stairs I went. Bump bump bumpity bump bump bump. I basically skied down the stairs on my backside.

I landed on the last stair and my husband called out, "What did you just do?"

Me: "Fell down the stairs. I'm just going to sit here for a while. Carry on."

Rick (undoubtedly shaking his head): "Alrighty then."

Funny. Yes. Funny. Bruised my tail bone, but funny.

3) Yesterday I was in a rush to get out the door to pick up Zack from school and couldn't find my shoes, so I threw on a pair of flip flops. Still in rush mode when I got Zack in the van, my foot couldn't keep up and missed the floor of the van, deciding instead that it preferred to get tangled in the chain that pulls the side door open.

That kind of pain makes you want to throw up. It's also the sort of pain that makes you nearly bloody your lip from biting it, as shouting Very Bad Words at the child pick-up line is frowned upon.

NOT funny. Decidedly, absolutely, NOT FUNNY.

So there you have my past few days.

What's happened to you over the weekend that was Funny/Not Funny?

When Lori isn't falling down the stairs or gluing her teeth together, she makes jewelry. You can see her work at www.lorianderson.net.


  1. Good Lord, girl! Slow down and take care of yourself! (I can just see myself doing the glue thing....)

  2. Omg girl! You need a t-shirt that reads "CAUTION!" I can't stop laughing about the super glue. That must have been awful but funny to those of us reading. I hope your Thanksgiving is accident free. Hugs!

  3. Oh, goodness,Lori. Perhaps you should stay under the covers for a day or two!

  4. Oh gosh, I'm glad you're okay!

    Super Glue on your teeth ... that's a new one.

  5. oh goodness Lori! Funny and not funny. I hope you're okay...but super glue? LOL glad you got that taken care of and hope you get some rest over the next few days. Must have been all that lack of sleep. Take care and Happy Thanksgiving!!

  6. Oh dear...are you joining the Klutz Klub (of which I am a charter member)? I know you suffer from a lot of pain issues and you really, really did not need the extra help...

    And the super glue...yes, that's a new one. (funny!) I'll have to try it out (not).

  7. Not funny I was painting a baby changing table and the paint fumes crawled up into my head and stayed.

    nothing compares to this though. Hope you are on the mend from all of this.

  8. Lori
    I thought I was the only one who had those moments! I feel for you...you sure got in to some unusual jams (the glue).
    Congrats on the success of the ALS benefit in Annapolis...would have been fun to meet up with you there. Hopefully I'll see you in December though!


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