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End of the Season
Yesterday I wasted my favorite interview outfit, because there was a miscommunication and my tech screen at my new client was rescheduled for today at 12:30. I should be brushing up on my SQL syntax, but instead I just finished taking apart my Christmas tree.

That last statement is not entirely true -- in the taking-apart-battle the tree was coming out ahead, so we compromised. Here is the problem: my artificial tree has three legs which make its stand, and they are hard to wiggle out of their slots. When I fought with the first one, twisting it and pulling it, it suddenly came free way too fast. I now have a small hole in my upper gums. It could have been worse: at least I don't have a puffy lip. That would be embarrassing to explain at my interview.

I struggled with the other two legs for awhile, but decided I didn't want to do any more damage to myself. Thus, the compromise: it is now in its box with the two legs sticking out. This won't last though, because it's annoying. Next time I'm in the basement I'll try again with a small hammer. And a mouth guard. That should do the trick.
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sherdeb From: sherdeb Date: January 13th, 2009 09:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hahahahaha!
I had to fight to get the stand off of my tree! It took me forever... but no injuries.
Heal soon!
pi3832 From: pi3832 Date: January 14th, 2009 01:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Put the missing leg back in and hang the assembled stand on a hook somewhere. Don't you have a spacious garage?

And, IIRC, the best treatment for gum injuries like that is wine. Lots of wine.
mbumby From: mbumby Date: January 14th, 2009 08:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Or just put booties on the legs that are sticking out, and a post-it note saying "help me" or something...
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