The Garage Incident

It never fails.  When I have an event to attend or a vacation to go on, something happens.  I’ve had the awful acne, bad haircuts, lost credit cards, etc.  I leave for New York City in a few days to go to the BlogHer Conference.  This is a conference with Bloggers.  Bloggers take photographs, and lots of them.

I was prepping my garage yesterday for my new washer and dryer. As the delivery guys were unpacking their truck, my dogs lost it.  They barked so much that I almost lost my mind.  I instantly jumped to my feet and tried to put the dogs out through the dog door into the backyard.  Wolfie, my stubborn dog refused to go out into the backyard.  I finally shoved her outside, and pushed down the plastic piece that locks the dog door.

When I came up from bending over (shoving the dogs out the door), I slammed my face into my bike.  How did I do that? What the heck? Well, my bike was hanging over the dogs play area/pen.  I slammed my nose into the spikes on one of my pedals.  I then stumbled away, with little tiny stars floating over my head.  Well not really, but ouch it hurt real bad.  The delivery guy had the washing machine on the dolly, and asked if I was ok.  I mumbled something like,”yes, but I’m a little dizzy.”  He then replied, “well, there is blooding running down your face.”

Bandaid over my Boo-Boo

This was my solution to my bleeding/scraped nose.  Seriously, facial cuts bleed and bleed and bleed.  It would not stop.  I stuck this bandage on my nose for thirty minutes because I had to leave for work soon after.  I did not go out in public like this, if you were thinking that.  Cause I know you were.

I went to work about an hour after “the incident occurred” and the cuts were still bright red.  I had put some medication on it, to numb it a little.  But, EVERYONE was asking about my nose.  I told my story, and people almost didn’t believe me.  Seriously, why would I make up something like this.  I couldn’t wear my sunglasses or eyeglasses either, because the bridge of my nose hurt too bad to wear them.

I feels a little better today, but it is still sore.  I’m able to wear my sunglasses, but only for a short period of time.  And YES, people are still asking what happened to me.  I think they like to make up their own little creative stories.

My nose looked like this after I took the bandage off..  I took the photo with my Macbook Photo Booth program, and my house was dark.  You can see the cuts on my nose, but you can’t see the bruising.  I have black and blue bruising around the top of my nose, and slightly under my eyes.

Freaky Garage Accident with my Face

I blurred the photo a little.  I do not want to see all the pits and valleys in my face.  So if you see me at BlogHer, you will now know what happened to my face.  And if you take my picture, please Photoshop this mess out.

Angry Husband had no sympathy for me at all. I’m pretty clumsy, and I’m always hitting cabinets, doors, you name it.  He went outside and had me explain to him what happened.  He could not understand it all.  Like I would make this dumb story up? Geez…

17 comments
Britty
Britty

Hi Angry Julie, visiting from the #31DBBB today (day 14). Eee, I think you may have to change your name to Bleeding Julie. Wonderful looking blog...and I love your personal photos here. Don't photoshop yourself - you look awesome.

Elle
Elle

I hope your feeling better! I banged up my face thanks to falling on it after tripping over the cat. For several days I heard "Does your face hurt cause it's killing me." Yeah hubby your so funny, butthead. :)

lucy
lucy

oh no! ouch! don't scare away the other bloghers...jk ;)

Debbie
Debbie

I just found your blog via SITS. I had to comment bc this SO sounds like something that I would do. Hope you heal soon!

Lana
Lana

Ouch! Hope it heals quickly.

Amanda
Amanda

Ummmm.....OW! I hope you heal quickly. I too have a talent for doing stupid crap like that. I once collapsed in a restaurant - visibly pregnant. Why? Because I had been sitting with my legs crossed, and one had fallen asleep. Sprained my ankle too. I just sat there on the floor and laughed, and my husband sat in his chair and laughed (after confirming I was ok). The guy at the next table helped me back into my chair since we were in hysterics.

Nikki
Nikki

Julie, I'm so sorry. that totally stinks. i messed up my nose, when i was a jr in high school, right before team pictures. it sucked. i still have a little scar from it. i bet it will look great before you know it.

The Mrs.
The Mrs.

Holy shitballs that is awful. I am so sorry! What a crazy story! I turned into Hitch on our trip to Tahoe. Two spider bites, cold sore, bruised arm I was the walking wounded!!

Serene
Serene

Oh, OUCHIE!! Feel better soon!

Ginny
Ginny

ouch! its a downer when the story is not as good as people want it to be. hope you are feeling better soon!

stacey
stacey

Tell people what I did when I broke my leg...it was an awful pole dancing incident. Yours can be more steamy involving a stiletto with those scrapes! I'm sorry momma Julie!!!

Nikki
Nikki

oh no! i am so sorry...i am the same way..soemthing always has to happen!! anyway i hope you have fun..and maybe you can get sympathy drinks!!

La Jolla Mom
La Jolla Mom

Scraped up nose or not, looking forward to seeing you at BlogHer! That is totally something that would happen to me. I'm sitting herein a pile of hives from a medication allergy. Hoping they go away before Thurs but whatever.

Cheryl @ Mommypants
Cheryl @ Mommypants

OMG! That's awful, Julie! Holy crap! Nothing like, um, adding a little character to your face before BlogHer! Also? This sounds totally like something I would do (like the time I broke a toe hurdling over a pile of barf). Ice will really help with the swelling!

Joni
Joni

Ouch! Glad to hear you are okay. I have had my share of spills, tumbles, bumps, and bruises. I have broken more bones as an adult than as a child.

Tractor Mom
Tractor Mom

OMG!! Just OMG!! I think you need to tell everybody that Angry Husband looks worse than you! Come by when you can... www.frugaltractormom.blogspot.com

Kelly
Kelly

Oh no!! My husband gives me the same crap - I'm such a klutz.... I hope it heals fast!