Thursday, May 07, 2009

A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Please keep all small children and animals away from me. I would hate for them to be injured in the carnage when my nose explodes.

I am 46 years old. 46 YEARS OLD! I should not have to worry about getting up and there being a big red bump on the end of my nose anymore! Why can't bumps like this be on your elbow or your butt or something? Not on the end of your nose!
I covered it as best as I could and went to work. The girls assured me that they could not see anything so I was feeling better. The more the day went by the more I could feel the end of my nose throbbing.

It hurt. A lot.

I could have taken my pulse with it.

It started to affect my vision. I looked like poor little Rudolph when he was just a baby and his nose kept blinking.
People talked to it instead of looking at my eyes. I guess it was a nice break from them speaking to my breast.
Along about 2:00, Rose offered me her compact and told me that I could keep it in my office for as long as I needed. The girls could no longer deny that they could not see it.
I swear to you that it is much bigger in real life than what it appears in the photos.
That is how BIG THE ZIT WAS....the zit that I named Ferdinand.















This is the picture that I am going to send into the Guinness Book of World Records. I cannot decide whether I should entitle the picture *Ferdinand and Mindy in Contemplation* or *Pondering Our Future*.
I promise you all dear readers that I will still remember you when I and Ferdinand are famous.
..........wonders if she has been cursed by a gypsy or something???

41 comments:

  1. You are so silly - you probably drew that on with a crayon. Or your lack of internet has made you a little loopy.

    xoxo

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  2. 1. I swear it is bigger than it looks.

    2. I am loopy from lack of internet.

    3. I have NOTHING TO BLOG!! Can ya tell?

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  3. I always believed that when I turned 20 I would be free from Ferdinand's grasp. Now, at 38, I know that we will be together forever.

    You have the most beautiful eyes mindy girl!!!
    Ferdinand is cute too!

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  4. Are you back online at work or did you do this at home? I got desperate enough to go have salad for lunch and use free wireless, lol. I cannot type on this damn thing yet but I HAD to find somewhere to play with it.

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  5. I'm 46 and I *still* get them too. The favorite place for mine to set-up camp is right on the edge of my upper lip.

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  6. Aren't we bad flutter? We are back online at work! The net gods are pleased with us!!

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  7. I am so sorry Kim. That must hurt too. Mine like that are almost always on my nose!

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  8. Bwahahaha, your post is so funny. I am glad that you won't forget me when you and Ferdidnad are famous. I always get ginormous ones on my cheek and they such. Or just inside your nostril. Those suck too!

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  9. Don't forget us little people when you and Ferdinand are famous, 'kay?

    I had to wait until after menopause before my skin cleared up. There is so much wrong with that, I hardly know where to start. I've had Ferdinands my whole adult life, but I'll have great skin in the senior home. WooHoo!

    Word verification: mizity (Really, I couldn't make that stuff up...)

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  10. You are too funny! That is one HUGE zit, Mindy-girl! Are your eyes crossed yet? I usually get them just above the top of my nose, so that I look like an eastern Indian woman, with a red dot on her forehead.

    So does this mean that if we're lacking blogging material, we just take a picture of a bodily anamaly and blog it?

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  11. Does the sheer size of Ferdinand make you feel like falling forward. This is fair... to have stuff saggin in our forties and a zit, too. It's too much.

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  12. baby gator...I will take you with me when I go on tour. You can be our manager.

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  13. Great sue...I will look hot in the nursing home. That will sure attract the men!!

    You will be the first stop on the world tour sweetie!

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  14. LOL..at least it would look as though it belonged there wonderful!

    Girl anything is fair game when you are blog empty.

    Well that is not true. When your son says DO NOT PUT THAT ON YOUR BLOG! Then that is off limits.

    lol...like the time he mistakenly said french p*nis and did not mean too!!

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  15. eeerrmmmmmm not that I can tell Cynthia since I always feel that way since my *girls* are so big.

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  16. You are so funny!

    About every 4-5 months I get one gigantic zit in a really noticable place on my face. Never behind the ear or anyplace cool like that. Aargh!

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  17. Do you know what's funny? The first thing I noticed about your picture was how stunning your eyes are; then how great your hair is; then how there was no way in the world you looked anywhere near 46 years old! Then, somewhere down the track, as I was reading about Ferdinand, I noticed the zit! I HATE the ones that happen on your nose- soooo ridiculously painful. I wish for you to wake up tomorrow and for Ferdinand to be gone, gone, gone!

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  18. I am disappointed in your lack of ingenuity and quick thinking here, Mindy. You had 2 perfectly good courses of action open to you.

    You could have embraced Islam and worn one of those sexy little veils that just sit on the top of your nose. You know, like belly dancers wear in Bob Hope movies.

    Or even more obvious, with the general hysteria being whipped up by the swine flu pandemic, one of those white face masks, made popular by Michael Jackson, would have hidden your disfigurement from the world and you would have avoided all the ridicule your spotty nose so richly deserved.

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  19. I can't stop laughing ... not at your pain of coarse but your relationship with Ferdinand. Silly girl in love!!!

    I have a nice goiter on the side of my neck ... looks like a vampire bit me - a uni-toothed vampire. It's been with me for 2 weeks now. Maybe Ferdinand and Gary the goiter are cousins ... then we would be realated by marriage!!!! yae! I'd love to be related to you Mindy ;-)

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  20. randi why does that happen?? I mean really?

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  21. Oh Sandra...you are my new BFF! Thank you so much for the compliments. My hair is usually really short and I am trying to let it grow. It is making me nuts!!!

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  22. Singing owl *sniff sniff* you feel my pain.

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  23. MadPriest where were you when I needed you??? Genisus!! Pure and Simple! I also would have not had to have worn makeup!!

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  24. Adrienne! Long lost cousin in law! How I have missed you! The only thing better than that would be getting to be neighbors!

    Maybe the vampire had bad dental hygiene and had lost a fang.

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  25. I have a life-long friend - literally our mom's were friends when they were pregnant with each other. All through our thirties and early forties, she woke on each birthday hoping this would be the year she (we) would outgrow acne. Still hasn't happened for me and I'm a couple of years ahead of you. My friend and I decided that the myth that acne is a puberty thing is propagated because if teenagers knew it lasts this long they'd give up on life. My "friends" (I've never actually named one) pop up on my chin and rarely come to a head, just get big & red, and throb. So my heart goes out to you and Ferdinand. May your relationship be very short lived.

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  26. Yeah. Ferdinand has cousins. They live in Maryland. Just sayin...

    Deb

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  27. Mid-Life I think you are right. I mean if we told teens that they might always deal with acne why would they want to go on?

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  28. Deb just another reason to visit you...a reunion!!

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  29. You're a nut@&#^$%* and I am now going to "follow" or "stalk" your blog (matter of word preference)! With those pretty blue eyes you shouldn't even worry about such a "small" inconvenience!

    Comee see me again, p-l-e-a-s-e! I need friends (I'm pathetic, I swear)!

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  30. Hey ladybug! I am already stalking you.

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  31. I just see my beautiful friend.

    But if you insist that there is something on your face, I'm sure it is just giving The Girls the day off.

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  32. This cracks me up. Ferdinand was really that bad. Not in the morning, anyway. heh.


    (She really DOESN'T look forty-six, but don't tell her I said so.)

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  33. When I get a break out like that I grab Sonny Boy's Proactive. That stuff works!!

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  34. Damn I love you Cheese.

    The girls were glad to have the attention taken off of them!

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  35. He was that bad Rachel and you and I both know it. I think you are being nice so he does not come and visit you.

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  36. I tried Bebo's Pro-active. It works for him but it took awhile to work for me!

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  37. This is why sick days were invented. Come on. Although I have to agree with everyone else, if my eyes were that beautiful I wouldn't worry about anything. If anyone commented on my Ferdinand, I would just scream "HELLO?!?! HAVE YOU SEEN MY EYES!?!?"
    (Although apparently no one every gets up to your eyes!)

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  38. I always look like Rudolph in the wintertime; so I understand your feelings.

    But be comforted in knowing there are older and unwiser people out there! Yester, I clocked myself in the nose with the car door! (How does one even do that!) It hurt like the dickens all day and now I have a lovely red bump there. And I'm over 50!!! I'll just chalk it up to my youthful enthusiasm!

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