Monday, March 2, 2009

burning bridges

I've got a rug burn. On my forehead. I wonder, what IS the shelf life of a rug burn?! It's been there for two weeks!

Okay, get your minds out of the gutters and I'll give an explanation of how I came to have a rugburn. On my forehead.

There's this little neck and back and overall strengthening/loosening exercise I do regularly. It's called a back bridge and it involves resting one's forehead on the ground.

<---Somebody, but not me, performing the back bridge. Note the proper use of the mat...

I've been doing this for years and credit it with saving me many the chiropractic dollar after being annoyed by a chronically stiff neck. Anyway, normally I do it with a bandana wrapped around my head or with a yoga mat on the floor, but a couple of weeks ago I just went for it on the rug. Full frontal, unprotected back bridging it was.

And now here I am. Two weeks later, still with the rug burn. At first it was just kind of pink, like a patch of sunburn. Then it got more red. Now, it looks darker, like a smudge of dirt. It's becoming more apparent as it ages.

And to top it off, I need a haircut. I'll probably just end up trimming my hair myself. Or I could go and let the stylist wonder all sorts of ways a person could get a rug burn. On her forehead.


  1. If I some how ended up in that position, It would lead to a trip to the ER.

    I likely would rupture my spleen and pull a back muscel, and have rug burn.

  2. That looks...just...awful. I'm definitely gonna try that.

    You could use a oouple of Sponge Bob Bandaids on your head to cover it up! :-)

  3. You know, I had rugburn on my forehead when I was like 8. I think it was just when I was wrestling around with my brother. These things happen, after all.

  4. I have totally done that with the same stretch... So it's not just you...

  5. tell the hairdresser you went on a date with Chris Brown!

    (ooh, did *I* say that?!?)

  6. This is a cure for stiff necks? Really? I need to learn how to do this because I'm traveling in the wrong direction with my chiropractic visits, which are becoming more frequent. I blame the bowling.