Yep, it seems like I can never get through a summer without some kind of mishap, ruining my summer "look" with some kind of scar, bruise or scrap. It never fails! Last summer I sported a slow-healing red scrap on my lower leg as a result of a mishap on my bike. It just wouldn't go away. It has finally healed, but now this year I've got another nick on my calf from something (probably shaving) and now this! I don't anticipate this going away for some time. I mean, seriously, my darling nephew basically blew two holes in my arm. We're all joking around as I scrape off the black charred skin, and I'm telling him the inevitable scars will give me something to remind me of him, dear sweet Matthew! But inside, it's not quite as funny as I let on. I'm using tea tree oil like crazy, hoping it won't get infected because doctors are to be avoided if possible, since I don't like going to them! Didn't I just post about a traumatic event that happened to me one summer? This could get old!
Oh, by the way, the result of my Google Search was this:
- Black powder (gunpowder) commonly used in rockets and as a burst charge in aerial shells, burns at temperatures up to 1700oC.
- Pyrotechnic stars used in rocket headers and shells, if fuelled by a metal powder such as magnesium, can easily burn at temperatures in excess of 2200oC.
- Flash powders used to make a bright flash and a loud bang, can burn at temperatures above 3000oC.
But being the quintessential optimist that I am, I am telling you that there is always a silver lining in this! For one thing, I won't be washing my own hair for awhile. My local hair salon will be seeing a lot more of me so I can get my hair washed, styled and blown out! (They give great scalp massages too!) And, I have a whole pack of cute, girly designer band-aids that are just waiting for the perfect wound. I will be injured in style! So there you go, positive thinking at its best!
|I can't wait to get the girly band-aids out. That WILL be my summer look|