Saturday, September 10, 2011

Occupational Hazards

You know what's REALLY AWESOME? When a hot sheet pan touches you JUST ENOUGH to melt off a layer of skin and expose the nerve endings. Then. THEN. It feels so awesome every time you open the oven door. Oh yes. it's super awesome.

Im a baker/cook. I love my job. I love what I do. It's just a little rough for such an accident-prone person to be around hot and sharp things all the time. My left forearm has 8 burn scar in varying stages of healing. The newest burn I'm speaking of is on my right arm. And throbbing.

In addition to burns and cuts(none of those today, thank goodness. Unless you count a paper cut...), I've had tall, heavy oven racks fall on me, slipped on wet floors, run into things often...once, opening a door with my foot with both hands full resulted in a sprained ankle and two bruised knees. Speaking of which, I've lost count of how many times I've sprained/twisted my ankle in my life.

My mom thinks I should be covered in bubble wrap at all times. I'm starting to agree...


  1. Yesterday I was telling my husband how I always wanted to be a ballerina and then when I took dance classes it was very apparent that I wasn't very good at all and lack all the grace of a ballerina. I say we should just embrace the clumsiness=)

  2. You'd probably just melt the bubble wrap to yourself when getting burned. That sounds worse. :)