The Girl with the Opposable Thumb

I have done a lot of dumb things before. However, most of the time I am involved in bodily harm, it is an accident, no fault of my own or something small like falling on my butt on the ice.

I just want to warn you ahead of time that there is a super gross pic further below, however no blood or bodily fluids are involved and I am fine.

Let me start off with the following email I sent to my boss today:


I just wanted to let you know that I clocked in a little late today, because on the way in I tried to detach my thumb from the rest of my hand by way of smashing it in the car door, and am recovering from the ill effects of doing so.


This afternoon, I got out of my car, and promptly closed my thumb right in the door.

This was immediately followed by a series of overwhelming emotions.

First was shock, as I walked into my office building holding my already swelling and purple and red thumb in front of me in disbelief.

By the time I got to the break room, it was quickly wearing off into horror, which took a quick detour into panic, and as my poor, unaware coworkers were talking to me, I began to see dots and was internally screaming.

I dropped all my stuff on the counter and went to the nearest table and put my head on the table until I stopped freaking out and could breathe normally again.

But it hurt SO bad.

I got up and went to my desk once I had calmed down enough and was fairly sure I wasn’t gonna need to be surrounded by soft pillows on the floor.

Luckily, my coworker came over and immediately noticed I was white as paper, asked what happened, and gave me a couple Advil.

Along with the help of some ice, the pain went down after an hour or so, and I was able to use that hand again, just no thumb usage allowed.

Here’s what it looks like now – gross, isn’t it??

I feel so dumb and keep wishing I could have just moved my hand.

My coworkers made me feel better, though. And it is not as bad as having your toenail hit by a baseball bat and eventually falling off, as one of them told me about. My boss’s wife apparently slammed her finger in the car door, as well, and he had to take her to the hospital.

Have you ever hurt yourself in such a stupid way?


Fashion Finds Lately

I am not yet in the swing of this blogging in the new year thing, yet. Although, to be honest, I’m glad it’s a new year. I’m ready to move on from last year.

2014 was awesome. But also sucked. So many ups and downs, there was a lot of personal stuff and events, which is why I am crossing my fingers for this year. I know there is a lot of stuff that we don’t blog about, so if you had some rough parts of the year, I am there with you. But I hope we can move on, and I send lots of good thoughts everyone’s way for the new year.

So, I’ve been trying to stay frugal throughout the quadrabillion sales going on, and I have been successful for the most part.

Actually, I was so overwhelmed by choices, that I hardly bought anything.

I found some destroyed denim which I had been looking for for a while, during American Eagle’s sale.

These turned out to be just what I wanted – they’ve got holes in just the knees, and they are stretchy and soft. And they were only 30 bucks. They are great for the weekend when I can dress them up a little.

Top: Forever 21 (similar) // Jeans: AE // Scarf: Old Navy (similar) // Shoes: Target (similar)

I also tried on a few other pairs, but they were a little too destroyed for me.

I got another pair of their sky high jeggings, and they are good so far. I found that the sizes vary a lot between the different styles and materials, so I have one size in the destroyed denim style, but I ended up switching sizes in the other jegging, because there was too much extra material.

My work uniform a variation of below: pants (jeggings, jeans, etc) and tops / layers. I’m even wearing my work badge. I’ll give you a hint and tell you that in my badge picture I had my eyebrows waxed that day, and it’s a constant reminder of why I don’t get my eyebrows waxed anymore.

Top: Francesca’s (similar) // Sweater: Target (similar) // Jeans: AE // Boots: Modcloth (similar)

The only thing I purchased besides the jeans was a pair of boots on sale at Modcloth. They have my favorite selection of vegan boots, and they were on sale.

I’ve been looking for a pair of black boots, and these look like over-the-knee. I haven’t gotten them yet, so I’m not sure about the fit.

Boots: Modcloth

Did you find any after Christmas sales?
Did you stick to your budget?