Monday, January 21, 2013

Life 101

I got a life lesson this evening. I went to Jilda's yoga class and when we got home, I should have taken out my contacts, but I didn't.
"I'll take them out after we eat our snack," I thought. Ordinarily that would have been hunky and dorey, but today when I picked up a few things at the store, on impulse I picked up wasabi almonds.
Most of you probably know that wasabi adds a little fire to things like green peas, sushi, and almonds.
We had Thai Tomato Coconut soup from Campbells. It comes in a box and it's delicious. Anyhow, after the soup, I opened up the wasabi almonds and ate a handful.
We headed to the office to write our blogs and I remembered I hadn't taken out my contacts. I rinsed my hands off a little and when I touched my eye to remove the contact, the wasabi lit my eye up.
So from this day forward, I will NEVER have to be reminded to be mindful of my hands before removing my contacts.
Lesson learned.

13 comments:

  1. Amazing agony. Hope things settled down. Bet you added a lot of cold water to the mix. Hope your eye is ok.
    Joy

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  2. I don't eat those things just because they're so spicy, I can just imagine getting some of that stuff in my eye...

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  3. Wowza! That's nasty! I feel your pain! Luckily your eyes probably watered profusely so they flushed everything out pretty good, no?

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  4. The same goes for hot peppers!

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  5. Ouch!! Painful lesson learned. I have made the mistake several times. Not with wasabi but definitely with other foods/spices.

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  6. What a painful experience! I don't do alot of hot & spicy because it sets my mouth on fire; I can just imagine how painful it would be in the eye. Noticed you're getting some good reviews on your book. Mine was under the name beachmama.

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  7. Well that was an eye opener for sure, hahaha, sorry Rick but I couldn't help it but break into a fit of laughter.

    I hope that your pain is all gone by now and I'm glad that you learned an important life lesson. There aught to be a warning on the package, don't you think. Something to think about. lol...
    Have a painless day.

    JB

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  8. Ouch! I love learning something new every day, but some lessons are more painful than others. That soup sounds interesting. I didn't know Cambell's was so chic!

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  9. Oh yeah! Or...did you ever use the cleaning solution instead of the wetting solution by mistake? Oh-So-Bad!!!!

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  10. OOOH Thats sounds painful.
    I do that sometimes as well.
    Not fun. lol

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  11. Oh my goodness, that's a nasty lesson to learn!

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  12. That's icky. I'm sorry for you.

    Love,
    Janie

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  13. Is it only men who do these things? My husband sliced a couple of jalapeƱos the other night to spice up my black-eyed peas, which kind of hurt my feelings anyway since I thought they were already delicious. A few minutes later he was hurting from having rubbed his eye. I asked him if he washed his hands and he too said he had rinsed them. I ask you!

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