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31 August 2009 @ 06:20 pm
Today I got stung by a bee on my little toe. In my room. Ow T__T

I had a break between helping clean up after an event and when I had to go meet my orientation group, so I stood around and chatted a while before going back to my room to change with about 20 minutes left until I was supposed to meet up with the rest of the Barnard OLs. (Which, luckily, was about a half an hour before our students were supposed to meet us.) When I got to my room, I noticed that the latch on the window grate appeared to have been fixed while I was out. I climbed up on my bed to take a closer look, and while I was looking at it, with my feet resting on the window sill, I felt a sharp pain in my toe and looked down to see a bee stinging me. I shoved it off and jumped off my bed, yelling some lovely obscenities and generally being in a lot of pain. I went down to heath services to see if they would give me an ice pack, but they were closed and sent me to Columbia health services, which is rather a trek when you have an injured toe and are late to meet your new students. Luckily I ran into one of the orientation coordinators on the way, so I didn't get in trouble for being late, and eventually I managed to get my ice pack and sit in Columbia health services for a while so I could calm down enough to face my OL group.

And I think the meeting with my group went pretty well despite all that... XD;; We'll see how many of them show up to our meeting tomorrow. I remember last year the group I was in decreased by about half by the second day, because people are just like, "This OL thing is lame, I'm just going to go to the things I feel like," or something. But I'm optimistic, because I think I'm a little more helpful than my fail!OL last year... I'm trying, at least.

My toe still hurts like hell though.
Current Mood: uncomfortableuncomfortable
calligraphe: redcalligraphe on September 1st, 2009 02:09 am (UTC)
In my room

IS NO PLACE SAFE?! flail, etc.

I hope your toe feels better soon! :/
Syomimashou on September 1st, 2009 02:26 am (UTC)
Seriously. I never get stung back home where there's all sorts of bugs and nature, and then I come to New York City and get stung, IN MY ROOM.

Thanks! It's feeling a lot better now, although it's still sporadically painful...
FINN HUDSON FINN HUDSONjackalackala on September 5th, 2009 05:14 am (UTC)
A bee in your room?! That's ridiculous! What a nasty thing. D:

I hope your toe feels better and that the OL thing went well!
Syomimashou on September 5th, 2009 02:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It stopped hurting and started itching after 24 hours, and today there's finally less of an angry red rash, so I think we're good :D

And being an OL was really fun~ Even if my group still decreased by half :/