Hey! I did remember one of the reasons I have a blog: so I can post things like…dun dun DUN..: an earlobe update!! Are you excited, or what!? As you may recall, I went out in the very very cold last weekend to do a little run. Frosty cold earlobes and later remorse over my (possible) insanity ensued. Lesson learned: frostbite happens! Pay attention out there, and if something freezes, DON’T RUB IT. Ahem.
So, some rather itchy, hot earlobes developed, then began to heal. A little peeling, a lot of aloe vera, and I’m on the home stretch now. Are you ready to see my shiny new ‘lobes? OK, don't scroll if you're squeamish.
In fact, I'll insert more text here just to protect the squeamish among you:
Sorry to get all angst-filled on you in that last post. I do still think this is worthwhile, and DO value the connections that manage to happen. I just sometimes find myself succumbing to the urge to be over-attentive to my stats, the over-eager hoping for more comments, the commitment to post when I might be letting other things slide. The blog world CAN be lonely when you sit too long, typing alone, analyzing why or how you might get more visitors. Phooey on that; I’m glad whoever is here is here, and hey, if you want to tell more people about it, that’s great. But it’s ultimately up to ME to WRITE STUFF, eh?
OK, here it is:
Ewww! It's actually not that bad: I left the flakes on for effect. All better now. Fresh new (sensitive) skin. I'm really posting this as a public service: most of the stuff I saw out there about frostbite talked about how not to get it (duh) and how to properly thaw it out (which I didn't do). Not much about after-care or what normal, light damage looked and felt like. I feel silly that I did this to my poor ears, but it's really not that uncommon, especially among residents of the frozen north.
So. Now you know I AM REAL, at least my icky earlobes...