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Posted July 25, 2005 at 12:09:00 PM by Bean
SDP went off well, and I'll be blogging details later this week at

One memorable event, for me anyway, happened as I was filling the plunge pond. I had about 30-40 frozen 1-gallon jugs of ice and I was slicing them open with my favorite box cutter/utility knife. One second I was happily slicing through plastic and dropping large chunks of ice into the water, then next second I was bleeding profusely from the wrist. "OH SHIT" I immediately thought. Nobody else was out there and I wasn't sure whether to sneak inside to teh bathroom or run screaming through the basement yelling for help. Luckily, Angie peeoped through the door and saw me, dripping blood, and summoned a few other to help me out.

Turns out I missed my artery by about 1/8" of an inch. It was a deep cut, and lengthwise (down the street, not across), and you could clearly see multiple layers of skin/flesh that were cut through. Suffice to say, I was quite lucky I didn't really eff myself up on that one.

My mom and dad went to CVS and my neightbor Terri (nurse) applied the skin closure kit to the wound. Less than an hour later, I was back in action, and plungin'. The thing that keeps running through my mind is how little resistence my skin/flesh provided for that knife... I didn't even know I was cut until I saw red. A swinging arc a little to the left would have definately spelled disaster.

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Tara (July 25, 2005 at 07:50:03 PM):
Damn! I am very very glad you are OK.
Str8N8 (July 26, 2005 at 01:21:51 PM):
I have a matching scar Bean but on the other side of the artery. I believe it occurred during my ninja training as a young child.
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