This evening, I went out to supper with some friends.
Most notably, a friend of Devo Was Right who is a trauma plastic surgeon PA at the #1 trauma hospital in the region and who examined my wound and told me how to care for it and reassured me it would hardly be noticeable eventually if I took good care.
But also of note...Acr0nym brought his camera and took pictures of me sans stitches. I think this is a reasonable picture to post so you all know what it is I'm dealing with. After all, this is how my face will look for a long time to come...
No rulers and Exact-O knives were used in the making of this wound. Oddly, I can't draw a straight line to save my life when I'm awake and alert. Who knew I could be so straight and narrow while unconscious using only a jagged wineglass?
There you have it.
My new face.
If you see me out in public and exclaim, "Holy shit! What happened to your face?!" I'm now armed with an arsenal of kickass answers that belie the banality of the truth. Be forewarned.