staring is not caring

Walking around NYC with a fat lip and scab on your face teaches you a lot of things. Mostly that people have seen weirder things and will still stare you down.

What was very interesting is that women did not stare me down. But every single man I saw couldn’t look away. However, none of them asked me what happened.

It was weird.  Real weird.

On several occasions I wanted to walk up to said businessman and say, “yea, I have a scab on my face and a fat lip, what of it douchelord?” To the kids staring me down in the subway I wanted to scream “stop looking at me or I will mess you up even worse than this!”

The good news is that this weekend my scab fell off, so no more staring. The seriously weird news is that my boyfriend and I will now have identical scars. No joke. Both on the right sides of our mouth, below our lip. That is not normal.

Also, we went to Trader Joe’s yesterday and now have enough ketchup and salsa to last the next six months. God, I love productive weekends.


  1. says

    Women are just better at discreetly staring at people I think. Like, we’re used to sizing up women from across the block. I’m sure they were all looking at you slyly knowing not to mess.

  2. says

    Not bad at all, I wouldn’t even notice those things, then again when do new yorkers notice anything? We can walk 20 blocks while texting, not look up and not get hit by a bar.

    Trader Joes is the shiz.

  3. says

    But hooray for falling off! I’m not usually a picker, but I would pick one on my face until it was scarred. :/

    Mmm Trader Joe’s. The mango salsa….no words.

  4. says

    Can you send me some of that salsa, pretty please? I’ve had several failed attempts here to make a decent one.

    And guys would be so much weirder about that – men don’t know what to do when perplexed by anything on a girl.

  5. says

    Hey there! Just came over from Tammy’s blog. She’s right…you are hilarious!! We are following you via GFC! We’d love for you to stop by sometime. Glad the scab is gone. :-)

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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