Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Mr. Disaster

My postings have been getting a lot more fewer and so much more far between these days. And this time I can't even blame P1 ... LOL! My connection seems to be pretty good right now so much so that I'm getting pissed with the slow speeds of my office connection. We use Streamyx in the office by the way. I'm being unfair, it's not that slow really but it just so happens my house connection is by far leaps and bounds faster than this :D

What's been happening in my corner of the world? Hmmm, let's see, nothing much really. Work has been consuming quite a bit of my time and I hardly get the chance to blog in the office like I used too. But work pays the bills so I just have no choice in that matter.

Christmas is also peeking just around the corner. Decorations are popping up all over the place though I haven't got mine up yet. I've got a Christmas theme all running around in my mind for this year. It's going to take some work cos I have to hand make everything but I'm really looking forward to it. Last year we didn't have a theme at all for Christmas unlike the winter wonderland theme we had in 2007.

That year both wifey and me decided to go a little crazy and I ended up carving out a miniature winter village scene under my Christmas tree. It took quite a bit of work but both of us were pretty happy with the final results. This year I have something way different in mind and wifey, who is one my most difficult critics (LOL!) has given the green light for my Christmas concept.

I'm not going to use much of the ready made decorations we have so most of the theme will have to be produced manually and that's where the real hard work comes in. It's a good thing wifey is always ever willing to help me out and to also make sure I don't make a mess of the house or hurt myself in the process ... LOL! I have this nasty habit of never failing to either slice my fingers, smash it with a hammer or piercing it with a screwdriver or something whenever I do work at home.

Just a week or two back, I was doing some handy work in the boys room which required some double sided tape, a piece of urmmm, door trim cover (don't know how to describe it) and a saw, yes a saw, which is just the perfect ingredients for a disaster waiting to happen when it comes to me. There I was, with everything at the ready, and I position the saw on that piece of door trim flap ready to cut away.

I start sawing and then I feel this sharp piercing pain on my thumb and blood starts gushing out. I wince in pain. Apparently I was holding the saw upside down and was actually sawing my thumb instead of the door trim. Now, don't even bother asking me how I achieved that magnificently brilliant feat. Like I said, when it comes to doing handy work at home, I'm like a magnet for disaster.

In fact, just yesterday I sliced a nice long section of my left index finger while trying to fix some wire meshing to the back yard fence to keep some darned stray cats out of my house. They've been causing some really nasty damage. I'll write a post about this soon. So, there I was nicely working away trying to cut the wire mesh when I also sliced my finger in the process.

I thought I could keep quiet about it and not tell wifey cos she always gets upset when I'm careless but unfortunately my little boy was in the kitchen and saw me slice my finger and so helpfully shouted out,

'Mommy, he hurt his finger!'

Darn that boy (LOL!) cos the next thing I know I get this, 'not again, you careless doofus' look from wifey ... hehehe ... Pretty soon, I'll be banned from handling all my tools! Hopefully by the time I'm done with my Christmas theme production I'll still have all my fingers intact ... LOL! I'll post some pictures of my Christmas production along the way with the actual completed picture being posted on Christmas eve like what I did for 2007. Hopefully it turns out okay ...
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38 comments:

  1. I'm so gonna spam you today! haha!

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  2. Hahahahahaha! Saw your own thumb? Hilarious!!! : D

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  3. Holding the saw upside down? Hallo! First time holding a saw is it? LOL!!

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  4. Yeah, you better pray you still have your fingers....no your hands left by the time you are finished with the Christmas theme! Haha

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  5. Hmmm, wonder if you'll ever slice your toes as well, that would be breaking some sort of record, I suppose? LOL!

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  6. Foong - Congrats on getting FC here but unfortunately no prize la, you know me, cheapskate ... LOL!

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  7. Foong - LOL! Feel free to spam, the more the merrier ...

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  8. Foong - Yes, I really sawed my own thumb and trust me, it wasn't hilarious at all at the time ... LOL!

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  9. Foong - Like I said, don't ask me how I did it cos I myself cannot fathom it ... LOL!

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  10. Foong - That's what I'm worried about la ... LOL!

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  11. Foong - Slice my toes? Hey, with me you can never tell la ... LOL!

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  12. aduhhhhhhhhh.. how la you manage to saw your thumb pulak... ur more of a disaster magnet than i am when i do handywork stuffs around the house *LOL* Happy Thanksgiving dude :)

    Try to keep all 10 fingers and 10 toes (as Foong is trying to jinx u) intact :D

    waiting for your wonderful creations come Christmas eve :D.. urmm.. i wonder i'll have a connection then :)

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  13. btw.. how did u type such a long post with your injured fingers?

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  14. *looks at foong's spam @_@

    anyways, o.o u like to slice ur fingers ah? @_@ omg.

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  15. Anny - I'm the king of disasters when it comes to handy work! Even Tim, The Tool man Taylor loses out to me ... LOL!

    Hopefully they do turn our okay :D Why? Christmas even you won't have connection, ah?

    Happy Thanksgiving to you too :D

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  16. Anny - Where there's a will, there's away ... LOL! Very slowly la I type this post :D

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  17. Lady Java - Yeah, that dirty lil rat! LOL!

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  18. Maslight - Not like but cutters, knives and anything sharp doesn't go along with me very well ... LOL!

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  19. My posts are getting fewer too. I am reordering priorities in my life. Will try to post maybe once-twice a week.

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  20. You thumbslicer you! Auditioning for the next SAW movie ka? :-P

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  21. Mei Teng - I notice quite a few people out there don't post as frequently as they used to ...

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  22. Gallivanter - Hahaha! More like Doofus of the century movie la ...

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  23. Your son gave you away ha ha! But hope it's nothing too serious! :)

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  24. So what are ur plans this 3-day weekend? Have fun with wifey! :)

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  25. Marzie - Yeah, the dirty little whistle blow ratted out on me ... LOL! Well, the fingers and thumb is still there so I guess it wasn't as bad as I made it out ... :D

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  26. Marzie - Nothing much la, just thought of staying home and lazing around like I always do. My buddy has gone for a secret getaway, it's so secret that I don't even know where ... LOL!

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  27. Dude I ain't gone yet okay? Will be leaving in the morning though! Can't wait...but not excited yet...go figure lol have a nice weekend bub...I'll be back on Wendesday! :) Try to guess where I went maybe I'll have a giveaway LOL

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  28. Adrian - Have fun bud :D I'll just be lazing it out at home. Knowing you as well as I do it has to be somewhere with loads of Christmassy stuff :D

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  29. There are guys out there who are not very good with tools. One example is you, and another is my bf. LOL.. However, my bf haven't saw his own fingers yet, I'll let him read your post so he'll remember which side of the saw is up next time. LOL!! Hope you'll still be in one piece when Christmas arrives! :)

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  30. Angel - LOL! At least I'm not the only handyman doofus in this world. Yes, let him read this post, it might save a finger or two ... hahaha ...

    Welcome to my blog by the way :D

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  31. who says those carpenters dont get hurt when they work? :)

    whoaaa cant wait to see your christmas decorations this year! yep, your winter wonderland theme in 2007 was magnificent (to me). and i dont think i'd be able to do that cos it's too much work. LOL!

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  32. Carol - So you can imagine what it's like for me, a non carpenter :D

    I don't know how this year's decor is going to turn out just yet though ... LOL!

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  33. I've done that with a knife before... Ouch!

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  34. Terra - Good to know I'm not the only careless doofus around .. LOL!

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