when i was eight I made my own stop sign halloween costume. it was a a glorious plan and i used gumgreen scissors to cut the cardboard octagon. the gumgreen handles gave me a blister on my finger, a blister so cushiony and tempting that three days after halloween I cut into it with the same scissors. what made me do that? all the candy or my newfound deftness with a scissor?

it bled so much!