So I decided that getting a cactus sounded like a good idea and I guess it was in some regards (Marla, the cat, leaves them alone and they are fine though I left them alone for over a week with no water) but those prickly spine things, man!
We were at Walmart and I was trying to pick out the ones I really wanted from the ones I just kind of wanted (because I can’t afford ALL the cacti) I wound up holding them strangely. As we were in the laundry aisle of the store I realized that I had a whole freaking bunch of these little prickly suckers stuck in that side of my bra. Like a ton. So there I am picking these things off of my boob while cursing through the store because it just doesn’t click until now how weird that was.
When we go to check out the poor kid is having nothing to with these things so I hold them up so he can scan them with his gun and then I put them all in one little plastic bag. The kid is incredibly appreciative and smiles saying I didn’t have to do that. I inform him that it’s okay. I get it. These little things are bastards and I’m not even sure why I still want them.
We go home and I do what I always do as soon as I cross the threshold and I pull my bra out of the arm hole of my shirt and start getting things done when I get very panicky because there is a very, very sharp pain in my boob. It turns out I didn’t get all of the spines out of my bra and some of them stayed stuck in my shirt which were now firmly implanted in my lady lumps and it freaking HURT.
So before I could start staining wood and gluing it to glass I stood in front of a mirror that was far too far away, really, trying to pull out cactus pricklies with a pair of tweezers that didn’t want to grab anything because that’s all I could find in my panicked state.
Up to this point I’ve only gotten poked 2 times now that these guys have been planted but nothing as offensive as the bra region. And since they’re living without the attention most houseplants need and because my cat is smarter than me and stays away from them it turns out I like them just fine.
See how I planted up a couple in these square vases turned to wood and glass terrariums over at iLoveToCreate. No mention of boobs over there, I promise. :)