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OOOWWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!! That hurts!

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Peace Warrior, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. Peace Warrior

    Peace Warrior Am Yisrael Chai CLM

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    Okay, so two or three months ago my Ma asks me about pulling some weeds from a planter area at the front of her house. My next to oldest brother had usually done this for her, but he went out of town on a job and so I was "elected." I quote her, "They get worse and worse every year."

    I said sure, I get over there (two months ago), and it is all dead stuff in the planter area except for two cacti plants. I call my brother, and he says, "oh yeah, the round up is in the shed. I always spray it." PW here is not a big fan of chemical weed killers (e.g., I like to harvest worms for fishing.). So I tell her, "Ma, let the weeds grow back for a couple weeks, then I'll pull the weeds WITH THEIR ROOTS and this won't be a problem again for at least two or three years in the future." She agrees.

    My two weeks turns into two months and she makes me aware of this fact yesterday. "Where's so & so?" I asked hopefully, he's still out of town. "Oops, mea culpa Ma. :embarassed: I'll get it to it this week."

    So this morning was perfect for pulling weeds out of a planter. I look at 'em, and the things are waist high! Oh well, the sooner I get started the sooner I get done. I go to pulling weeds out by the roots and all is well, or so I think. I reach the end of the job, by the front door, and decide to dust off my hands. You know the expression, "job well done" kind of tactile thing you do for yourself.

    I start to dust off my hands and then OOOOOOWWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

    The backs of my hands were loaded with cactus spines. My actions simply drove some of them in deeper. I never noticed them while puling the weeds, and they were only on the backs of my hands and no where else.

    As I type this now, I had just prior removed the last needle sharp spine! My SOUTHERN Dog once took on a YANKEE porcupine as we were hiking the Appalachian Trail. These spiny devils things were only on the backs of my hands. My Dog had them on both his jowls, his chest area, insides of both front legs and "underarm" areas. I do NOT know how he managed to maintain as I pulled the quills out!!!

    I just talked Ma into getting rid of the cacti and replacing them with a small, aloe vera type spiny plant.


    Okay, question, do I need to tear off a corner of my man card? If Brown Dog were still around, I'd think He be embarrassed about me. :cool:
     
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  2. Huaco Kid

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    I've been in cactus many times. The worst are the super-fine invisible ones that you can't see but you sure know they're there, for a long, long time.
     

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    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    And you'll be itchy forever until the spines work themselves out or dissolve.
     
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    Wow. Sorry to hear that. Ouch.
     
  5. youngdocglock

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    No need to tear the card. I once *****ed for a week after taking a single porcupine quill to the thigh. Wasnt a big one either.

    The small things tend to hurt the most i've noticed. Paper cuts included
     
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    Ditto on the man-card...

    If you handed someone your beer and said 'watch this' ... you're golden ...:whistling:

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    Now if a woman came up to you in a sun dress and you screamed 'OH MY GOD GIRL! THAT LOOKS SOOOOOOOO GOOD WHERE DID YOU GET IT!".........burn the man card lol
     
  8. CigarandScotch

    CigarandScotch Fartacus

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    I hate the micro needles, too. Got a finger full once, and it hurt for weeks.
     
  9. JUSTBOB

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    "oh yeah, the round up is in the shed. I always spray it."

    Next time, maybe you'll take his advice.
     
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    Duct tape to the rescue. Feel better soon PW.
     
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    Agreed. I haven't been in me many, many times, but have had a good cross section of samples. Those silk-fine spines are a royal PITA.
     
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    Glochids. They look all innocent and fuzzy, but they're evil. Patient tweezing is probably the best way to get them out. A magnifying glass or eye loupe would make it easier to find them.

    -Pat
     
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    Better there than your backside, but I would volunteer to help with the tweezer removal if that were the case......
     
  15. Peace Warrior

    Peace Warrior Am Yisrael Chai CLM

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    I had no clue they were there until I was brushing my hands together.
     
  16. Peace Warrior

    Peace Warrior Am Yisrael Chai CLM

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    I have an update to post below.
    My own fault. I'll make it.
    I was tempted to edit my OP, but thought no. I suspected something this would come along. GUILTY! GUILTY! :embarassed:

    Gotta save those fishing worms man. :supergrin:
     
  17. Peace Warrior

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    Duct tape as an first aid bandage. We think a lot alike. :thumbsup:
    I used the edge of a sharp pen knife. Kind of backed 'em out. Not one was longer than a piece of rice.
     
  18. Peace Warrior

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    You're such a flirt! :supergrin:

    If you were closer to Florida FTM, I could accidentally have an accident of the rearward kind. ;) :eric: :ladiesman:
     
  19. Peace Warrior

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    UPDATE: I have two places on my right hand that are a tad "bubbled" up and red. Both the points of entry are clearly marked by a little red dot, not unlike a yeller-fly bite leaves.

    These two pricks seems to have been able to make it into the ligaments or muscle tissue as the area is also stiff as far as mobility in the close by joints of the hand.

    Long story short- I'll live! (it really sucked yesterday though.)

    No more whining from me. Thanks for all the concern folks. :wavey:
     
  20. Peace Warrior

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    If that were the case, it'd be on youtube by now. :tongueout:
    *Tucks man card, which is pristine and without so much a single bend, back into wallet.*

    :rofl: