You know, I had seen this cartoon years ago (back when I was living at home with my parents and still got the paper), but since I've taken up blogging it's taken on a whole new significance.
Case in point: earlier this week I was cutting up an apple to use as a means to an end for consuming my favorite dip. Now, my hand strength isn't what it used to be and slicing the apple takes a bit of "oomph" that sometimes my arm and shoulder don't have. Put those two things together and you get the apple slipping out of my hand while trying to put a lot of effort into cutting. That combination resulted in this:
This photo leaves us with two questions:
1. How is it that I only made one downward slice and managed to cut my finger twice, in perfectly parallel cuts?
2. Why was my first instinct, after saying a word I shouldn't type here, to grab my camera rather than clean the cut?
Because I'm a blogger now, people. And my view of life has gone from thoughts like, "Ow, I cut my finger." to "Ow. Yea! Something just happened that's out of the ordinary... now I have something to blog about tomorrow." This type of transformation happened once before when I started scrapbooking. Suddenly I was no longer randomly taking photographs, but instead taking photos at family gatherings in a manner that lent itself to the scrapbook layout in my head.
In other words, people... if you are in my life you are either seen as an element in a future scrapbook layout or fodder for a future blog post. Consider yourself warned.