You Know You're Having a Bad Day When...

4.13.2011

...you burn your face. 

Don't worry. I didn't drop a pot of boiling water on my head or anything like that. I'm not going to be scarred for life. 

I have, however, learned my lesson about opening the oven door and leaning in when you have the temperature set at 450 degrees. I should also note that besides the fact that I carelessly flung my head inside an oven, I also had accidentally set the temp too high in the first place. The recipe called for a 400-degree oven, so I don't know what I was thinking. 

I opened the oven door just like I'd always opened it as long as I've been using an oven, but this time I got burnt. Literally.

It was pan of meatloaf along with a cookie sheet loaded with carrots and onions happily grilling away. I was going to check on the progress, when it happened: hot air blasting on my face, working its way into my mouth and burning--actually burning my tongue as though I'd just tried to drink boiling hot chocolate. I ran to the bathroom and pressed a cold washcloth to my face.


Actually, first I stood in the middle of the kitchen in shock while Jordan tried to get me to do something useful, like get a cold washcloth. 


Apparently I'm not as awesome as I'd like to think, because in the past few instances where I've been part of (ahem, caused) an accident of some sort, I tend to freeze up and look around, confused and wondering what to do next. Jordan is the quick thinker of our pair and gets frustrated by my lack of care when it comes to things that might hurt/damage/cut/bruise/or otherwise kill me.


For the rest of the night I worried about going blind, and I also kept randomly reaching up to touch my eyebrows, as if they would suddenly just start melting away. And before you think I'm just being dramatic, I'll have you know that in my defense, my nose was red, like I had been all day in the sun without sunscreen. And my tongue was burnt, so it was difficult to taste the delicious meatloaf and vegetables.


This came at the end of a long, slow day where all I wanted to do was sit down and watch the Parenthood episode I'd missed from last week. The whole burn episode sure put a damper on the mood, and it wasn't my favorite night. Still, when I woke up this morning my face felt fine, so I guess it turned out okay. 


And I've definitely learned my lesson about ovens. 
Newsflash: they can burn you.

4 comments:

  1. Omg. As soon as I read that I immediately had this image in my mind from Raiders of the Lost Ark. Thank goodness you're ok! No one would expect that just from peering in.

    And does it make me a horrible person if my 2nd thought was "not before the wedding photos!!!!"? lol

    ReplyDelete
  2. If I were you...I'd rethink the tanning bed as to where to get your tan-ness from. :)

    Be careful out there. Maybe the best thing to make for dinner until after the wedding is...RESERVATIONS!!

    Love ya

    Auntie M

    ReplyDelete
  3. Lauren, thanks for being worried! But no, nothing like that. My nose is still peeling! I'm hoping it isn't still doing that in a month.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I'm bored with this post. Can we move on? Pleaseandthankyou.

    -A

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for the comment! I will respond via email and also occasionally in the post thread if you are asking a question that other readers might be interested in.

・ DESIGNED BY ECLAIR DESIGNS