I called Mike at work yesterday morning to fix my insurance and he said to come over that night and give him a check. I was all happy and yet, at the end of the day, promptly forgot until I was halfway making my dinner.
So I called Mike and it turned out that they were going to surprise me by taking me to the andy worhal exhibit - the one I really wanted to see.
Cue Meg feeling horrible, take one.
We agreed that I would still come over, so I went back to finishing my dinner. I took the skillet out of the oven with a hot pad, set it on the stove, transfered the meat to the cutting table, then - because I am brilliant (as mentioned in the title) I grabbed the handle of the skillet...with no hot pad...the one that's been in the oven for 20 minutes at 400°.
Cut Meg feeling horrible, take two - this time, with more feeling (read: screaming).
Now, I have never really burned my self before, but I knew I had to run cold water on it. The burn was pretty much on my whole left hand but I had no idea what to do AFTER I put it in cold water. So I filled a bowl, put my hand in it, and called my parents who are in Arizona at this moment. Why? Because who ELSE do you call when your hand is a mass of fiery pain and blisters?
Mom walked me through what I needed to do and Dad looked up first aid treatment. I then walked to the corner store (thank god it was cold outside) and got gauze for my hand. Let me tell you - the pain was CRAZY. ouch man.
I wasn't about to put any undue pressure on my hand, so I called Mike to ask if he could come over and pick up the check, but he said just to call him at work tomorrow and then I can come over another day, a day in which my hand is not oozing blister juice.
My hand feels A TON better today, but is still stiff and tender. I have a blister on the pad of my ring finger and a blister running down my thumb and across the pad of my wrist, and I think I have some along the outside of my pointer finger and maybe on my middle finger - but seeing how I can type this, it's not too horrible.
Going to work now - at least I was able to make eggs for breakfast.