Learning From (someone else's) Experience

Chicken Comb Injections: "One of the most recent discoveries for treating arthritis in the knees is the use of hyaluronic acid, which is derived from the combs of chicken. By injecting this substance into the knee joint, the body uses it as a form of bio-lubricant, coating the bones and allowing them to slide smoothly rather than grate together." 

Read more: Chicken Comb for Knee Pain | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_5369657_chicken-comb-knee-pain.html#ixzz1ZRZq6w81

Oh yes, they did! And I am guessing people are lining up in droves to get their chicken comb injections as I type! (Great for the knees, no so much for the chickens!)


I just have to give a big shout out to my dear hubbie Kurt for teaching the children a lesson they may never forget.

You see, last week, my mom sent us this handy-dandy, ever-useful apple corer-peeler-slicer thingamajig. (See Exhibit A...) (Oh and thanks Mom!)

The (Innocent Looking) Thingamajig
I had put it together and after a few tries (after which I read the manual to make sure I didn't do bodily harm), learned how it worked. It is fast and efficient and so much fun....and as Kurt demonstrated yesterday, it is just the right amount of physical risk to humor even the thrill seekers among us!

You see, I was out of the house teaching violin lessons when Kurt decided to use the aforementioned Thingamajig to fix an apple for the onlooking children of the house. He hadn't seen me use it however (or perhaps had not been paying enough attention when he had, I know not which....) and starting with the thingamabob exactly how it looks in the picture, stuck the apple on and proceeded to peel/slice/core the apple backwards. In and of itself, that is not a problem, although I am guessing it is not as easy as using it the correct way, you know, with the sharpened side of the blade. (No biggie, it seems that most men like to muscle through things from time to time anyhow.) However, when it came time to remove the core from the three prongs, he had to use all his might, and as the apple core made its dramatic exit from the Thingamajig, his hand flung into the sharpened side of the blade which sliced into his pinky and splattered blood ALL. OVER. EVERYTHING!

My understanding is that the looks on our childrens' faces were priceless. They will never forget and probably never eat sliced fingers apples again. But I have to say, that is one excellent lesson: 

Children (and husbands) should avoid using unfamiliar sharp objects no matter how friendly they may appear. :)

Thanks for that, Hun! Oh, and you might want to wash the dried blood off your face....yep, there you go; you got it. 

*Disclaimer: No harm, physical or otherwise, was done to the sweet Thingamajig in the above incident. He's probably off coring/slicing/peeling as I blog....but I am pretty certain there is no injection, chicken derived or otherwise, that will help the poor little digit involved!


  1. In my experience, those apple coring things never really worked. Maybe I was using it backwards! Hope your husband is not permanently injured.

  2. I have to admit, when I first tried it, it didn't seem all that great but after a few adjustments (and then using it correctly) it is pretty fantastic if you just want to get it done quickly. And since I like everything to be done quickly, this really works for me! I also figured out you can just peel (without coring and slicing) so that is fantastic too.


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