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The short of the long of it.

A few closing commentaries from beautiful Arizona before I check out of my hotel, and then waste a lot of time until my red-eye back home. (I won't actually be wasting time... I'll be working. Blah.)

Last night, I managed to get over 2 dozen really tiny cactus barbs embedded in my hands.

It would appear that the main culprit was my butt brushing up against the cactus that produced the before mentioned barbs. Please don't ask me how that happened. (This means you, spike.)

My pants are now in the trash with many tiny barbs stuck in the seat of them.

A medical technician from the resort came to assist. He took a look at my hands, and handed me a roll of duct tape and tweezers. Yes, professorbird, tweezers.

I spent an hour last night in my hotel room using those two items. It sucked.

I still have barbs embedded in my hands. I am waiting for them to come to the surface so I can remove the unwelcome visitors.

I decided to cheer myself up by heading to the local casino for a little live-action poker.

I did very well. Very well indeed.

I am dumb, and came up with a horrible idea. I decided, since I am taking a red-eye, and usually cannot sleep on planes, I will pull an all-nighter and then sleep on the plane. So I played poker for a very long time.

I am now, really, really, fucking tired.

I am going to go take a 2-3 hour nap before checkout time. Pray I wake up.

In 24-hours, I will be reunited with dahling. This is something to look forward to, indeed.


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Oct. 13th, 2006 06:09 pm (UTC)
So...I take it you were hard up for some edge play with cactus plants?

Your experience really sounds like something that would have happened to me...

You shouldn't sit on a cactus when you go out for a ciggie.
Oct. 13th, 2006 06:18 pm (UTC)
Cacti on the Red-Eye
Why does that journal entry make me think of City Slickers? City Boy goes to Wild West, has to have cactus needles extracted from butt. Was the duct tape to put over your mouth so no one hears you scream as you yank out the needles with the tweezers?
Oct. 13th, 2006 06:33 pm (UTC)
again another reason to quit smoking.
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Oct. 13th, 2006 07:20 pm (UTC)
Cactus in your butt? Oh really!? How did that happ.... er... never mind. :D
Oct. 13th, 2006 07:27 pm (UTC)
Oh my! I'd love to hear the full story on this....
Oct. 13th, 2006 08:04 pm (UTC)
Oh man. I can think of a few places you ought not to be putting your hands till the rest of those barbs come out of them. LOL

Have a safe trip home.
Oct. 13th, 2006 09:16 pm (UTC)
home cure for cactus spikes
I have some experience with cactus spikes and getting them to come to the surface and I also would rather not talk about "HOW" I got that experience but... this worked for Me...

a Facial peel from the drugstore for about 5$ drew them to the surface and they peeled off easily...

good luck..

Oct. 13th, 2006 09:23 pm (UTC)
But what was the tape for?
Oct. 13th, 2006 09:28 pm (UTC)
The medical technician, perhaps. *)
Oct. 13th, 2006 10:59 pm (UTC)
Did I ever tell you about how when I was growing up in Curacao I used to like running around naked? Do I really have to tell you how this story ends?
Oct. 14th, 2006 01:14 am (UTC)
Last night, I managed to get over 2 dozen really tiny cactus barbs embedded in my hands.

This reminds me of the time a guy at work put really hot sauce on his wings. Then he went to the bathroom to take a leak. Then he screamed like a little girl.

Well, no masterbation for a few days. ;)
Oct. 15th, 2006 06:07 pm (UTC)

Sorry you got attacked by the cactus though. Been there myself....
Oct. 15th, 2006 10:27 pm (UTC)

Does this mean you can't touch your ... p...

Oh, never mind.


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