Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Saturday morning, I had a hard-boiled egg.

I like my hard-boiled eggs to be warm, so I put it in the microwave for a few seconds.

Yes, I know that was dumb, but I poked it with a fork to let the steam out.

Apparently, I didn't poke the fork far enough into the egg, though, because when I bit into it, the egg exploded inside my mouth, releasing scalding steam into the area at the bottom of my mouth under my tongue. (I curl my tongue up when I bite into things; it's a reflex formed back when I was a kid and I used to get canker sores by the dozen and if I didn't get my tongue out of the way of my teeth, I would bite it and make the damn sores hurt even more than they already did.)

My tongue itself is more or less back to normal (it still feels a little weird, but no longer actually hurts). The area under my tongue, however... not so much. It is, in fact, even more painful today than it was the day it happened. I took a look last night and noted that the whole area is bright red, dotted with little bits of white. I actually blistered the inside of my mouth with that stupid egg.

And, naturally, I planned a lot of tomatoes in this week's meals. Tomatoes are highly acidic. In case you're wondering: Acid on a blister? Not such a pleasant feeling.

Sigh. Guess I'm halving my heated eggs from now on.

1 comment:

Glossaria said...

*wince of sympathy*