lip service

Last night my boyfriend thought he was going to bed early. I had other plans.

Like most New Yorkers, we have a window A/C unit, which is fine but it seriously dries out the air so like any idiot, I have a humidifier. Last night the water was low, so I took the jug into the bathroom to fill it up.

That happened without incident.

When I bent over to put the jug back on the base, I wasn’t over the floor, I was standing right above my dresser. I smacked my mouth on the side of the dresser. I would like to thank IKEA for actually using some sort of wood and not plywood, because that would have been a bit softer.

I did a real good job too.

There was a lot of blood. I seriously cut the inside of my lip and through my face to right below my lip on the outside. We called my parents because working in Finance and Advertising, respectively, we aren’t doctors.

I threw up. I almost passed out. I couldn’t breathe normally.

But then I had an ice pack on my face and we watched an episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent where a perp was arrested right out front of the building across the street. My building was on TV, guys!

So now I have a lovely scab and a really full lower lip.

Can I go home now?


  1. AlexApril 26, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Yeesh. Well, the good news is your tooth didn’t go THROUGH your lip, right? But speedy recovery lady. Learn to love smoothies.

  2. Julia - the Urban SlantApril 26, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Dear lord!! Feel better lady!! xo

  3. Julia - the Urban SlantApril 26, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Dear lord!! Feel better lady!! xo

  4. BiancaApril 26, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    OH NO!!! Feel better soon. But at least your building was on TV! That’s cool!

  5. ashley nicole catherineApril 26, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    ouch!! sounds awful.. hopefully it doesn’t hurt too bad!

  6. A "cheery" dispositionApril 26, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    o, no! that must have really hurt. you sound like me.. if I see blood I want to pass out.. luckily you are ok and it will eventually heal.

  7. TaylorApril 26, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    I LOVE THIS!!!!!!! I had to get stitches on my pinky when I sliced it open WASHING IT! yes washing it – 4 stitches!

  8. NayApril 26, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Thank goodness your beautiful lips are still in tact, Get well soon!

  9. Julie KhuuApril 27, 2012 at 5:05 am

    Ono hun, glad you made it out ok…never thought cheapy Ikea pieces would save the day, eh?

    I’m hosting 5 days of GIVEAWAYS with 5 chances to WIN in honor of my blog’s 2year anniversary! Would love for you to stop by and check it out!

    Peace. Love. LOL!


  10. Devon @ TheMermaidChroniclesApril 27, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Yikes! Fell better! What a freak accident. At least it seems like a location that should heal quickly.

  11. Lacey in the CityApril 30, 2012 at 5:12 am

    Oh my god. Did you not need to go get stitches to reattach yourself into one piece?! Oh my god. (I said that already.) Oh my, oh boy.

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