26 Responses

  1. lrconsiderer
    lrconsiderer January 18, 2016 at 11:52 pm | | Reply

    I’ve never heard of a violin hickey before! Wow!

  2. Lisa K
    Lisa K January 19, 2016 at 6:38 am | | Reply

    This should be posted as a pointer sheet in dorm rooms…
    Too bad the vampire one is a ‘lose-lose’ I totally thought she could pull that one off 🙁
    (I tried to Tweet this, but as you know…Twitter is mucked up, right now… 🙂

    Tweet you soon!

  3. Michelle
    Michelle January 19, 2016 at 7:08 am | | Reply

    Damn…you are so helpful..

    I would kick randy’s ass if he gave me a hickey. haha.

  4. livebysurprise
    livebysurprise January 19, 2016 at 9:02 am | | Reply

    No one would ever believe I played the violin. Jellyfish it is.

    Aussa will love it.

  5. Vince
    Vince January 19, 2016 at 9:08 am | | Reply

    Honesty may be the best policy in this case. Or possibly a shitload of concealer.

    This post made me chuckle a lot, which I needed, so thanks for that!

  6. Dana
    Dana January 19, 2016 at 11:31 am | | Reply

    I don’t see why people don’t just admit it’s a hickey. “Yeah, my girlfriend / boyfriend just finds me that irresistible! ” 🙂

  7. tiredwife
    tiredwife January 19, 2016 at 11:31 am | | Reply

    When I was a teenager, I claimed I fell down the stadium stairs and hit my neck on the railing 🙂

    I’ve had a few as an adult. Usually my hair covers it, but otherwise I claim that a hot roller unrolled and I accidently pressed it against my neck when I caught it. No major burns, just a little mark.

    Honestly though, most people I work with think I’m this super sweet, almost innocent girl and are willing to believe almost anything outside of a hickey.

  8. AnnaRosenblumPalmer
    AnnaRosenblumPalmer January 19, 2016 at 7:20 pm | | Reply

    I used to be oddly obsessed with violin hickeys. I keep re-realizing that I was an odd child.

  9. NancyTex
    NancyTex January 19, 2016 at 8:55 pm | | Reply

    Temporary tattoo = priceless. 😀

  10. Inion N. Mathair
    Inion N. Mathair January 19, 2016 at 9:05 pm | | Reply

    I totally agree with Lisa K. This should take a trip through the college circuit. A “Survival Guide”. lol 😉 Great freaking post Jana as usual. Sharing this now. 😉 xoxo

  11. Kristine @ MumRevised
    Kristine @ MumRevised January 19, 2016 at 9:41 pm | | Reply

    I would go with #4. I like that I draw around it and would look worried a lot. People might even make me tea and be extra helpful. Besides, I think the typical celebration drink of a non-decapitation is a prickly pear margarita.

  12. Dana
    Dana January 20, 2016 at 5:37 pm | | Reply

    I would use #8, but use a more generalized “it’s eczema” excuse. Who’s going to call you on that? Of course I’ve been married for twenty years so I don’t have Aussa’s problem.

  13. Aussa Lorens
    Aussa Lorens January 28, 2016 at 8:12 pm | | Reply

    Why can’t I go back in time and have all these amazing excuses at my disposal?! I mean… surely it wouldn’t be the *first* vanishing birth mark. . .

  14. Courtney Wright
    Courtney Wright January 29, 2016 at 9:39 am | | Reply

    I am too old to get a hickey so these excuses are totally irrelevant but very inventive! I love them and will pass them on to my “younger” friends 🙂

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