A Summer Public Service Announcement

Just a couple of weeks ago I was heralding the start of summer with the first watermelon of the season and a trip to the beach.

Note, by beach I’m referring to what that part of Toronto that has dusty “sand” and rocks beside a body of water. Good enough.

Kew Beach - Toronto
*Disclaimer: Kew beach may not be as gorgeous as pictures in real life.

Today I’d like to make a summer PSA and implore you to watch out for a secret summer-killer. The watermelon.


First is lures you in with it’s pretty green colour. Then you find yourself further enamored with the shocking pink inside.

BUT beware!

Don’t get too caught up in your cold refreshing watermelon dreams and watch out for the latest epidemic, watermelon bite!

What Is It? That moment when you’re cutting watermelon and cut yourself instead.

Treatment? Do not go to the beach, do not pass Go, do not collect $200 – go straight to jail the ER and get stitched back together again.

How you’ll feel? Completely ridiculous. Oh, it’s painful too, just make sure to stop when you hit bone.

The watermelon bite keeps on giving when the too tight stitches take 35 minutes to be removed and leave you with a Frankenstein finger. ;)


Be careful, it’s a fruity jungle out there!


ETA: I’m obviously completely fine, still wearing paper stitches and still annoyed at myself.


About Christina @ Stars in the City

I like sun, sand, surf, tunes and vegan mac ‘n cheese with bacon. Oh, and sarcasm.
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4 Responses to A Summer Public Service Announcement

  1. Aw, cute post!! :) BUt OUCH!!

  2. Jules says:

    But now you’ll have a badass scar! ;)

  3. Timmy says:

    O my that watermelon looks yummy.

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