Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Pepper Nightmare!


So everyone knows you're not supposed to handle jalapeno peppers and then go touching your eyes, right??

Okay...so Walmart did not have jalapeno peppers so instead I bought some anaheim peppers...which looked just like the jalapeno peppers but (as the sales associate told me) were not as spicy. Um, I think I was punked.

I decided that since they were not supposed to be as hot to just go ahead and chop them up not wearing any gloves. Bad idea. Although I washed my hands a bazillion times since last night...they STILL have the crazy hot stuff on them. How do I know you ask? I have contacts. That's how I know.

I had to take my contacts out last night and put them back in this morning with the fiery depths of Hell on my fingertips. Let me tell you...it did not feel good.

I'm hoping throughout the day, the heat will leave my hands so I can return to normal vision tomorrow. I think my eyes have suffered!

So...let this be a lesson to you. If it looks like a jalapeno...it tastes like one. Hands. down.

14 comments:

d.a.r. said...

Oh my gosh, that sounds like hell!! My poor little contacts are quivering in fear just reading this. I hope they have recovered by tonight!

Megan said...

I cringed reading this.. I feel your pain!

Emily said...

ahhh... noooo... my eyes are like ahhh... esp since my contacts are already bugging me.. poor girl.. hope your eyes feel better today:)

Mrs. Smith said...

Oh noooooooo! I'm so sorry, ick ick ick. I am always really paranoid about getting pepper in my eyes...yikes!

a H.I.T. said...

Ouch! Hope your eyes are better.

Lindsey said...

Oh no, ouch!! So sorry!

Nessa said...

Im laughing right now because i've done the SAME thing!! Except i didnt wash my hands and starting rubbing my eyes harder and harder until it hit me why they were on fire...mmmhmm. lol

Sara said...

OMG! I had something similar happen to me the other night. I was making homeade salsa and I didn't touch my eyes, but my ear itched a bit (don't worry, I was done cooking!) so I scratched it. And, my ear was ON FIRE for the rest of the night. And no, a wet Q-tip did not help.

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

yowza! ouch!

Dollface said...

ouch! Im sooo sorry.... I hate anything spicy so I dont have to worry about it... ahhh xxoo

Cristina said...

oh no...wash with lemon juice - apparently that works! OK, so I have so many questions about Days, first - EJ is one hot man but his hair makes me nervous! HA! When Philip was shot why did Sammy call him her brother? what? I thought Sammy was a Brady? And Chole is married to Lucas?? when did that happen? And who is Brady and how is Victor his grandfather? so confused, was there a merger of Brady's?

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

oh no!! i unfortunately know what that feels like! it's terrible!

Mrs. G.I Joe said...

OUCH!!! I hate peppers in the eye, ekkk!

jlc said...

Oh no!! That sounds awful!!


Sorry for a lesson learned the spicy way!! Ick!