What happened to my face?

I’ll give a copy of my brand new book, MORE 10-Minute Talks (coming this New Year) to the first three people that can guess exactly what happened to my nose! (It’s quite a story.) First three people, or the three closest guesses. Use the comment feature below– one guess per person! I’ll announce the winners soon!

About Jonathan McKee

president of The Source for Youth Ministry, is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices, If I Had a Parenting Do Over, 52 Ways to Connect with Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He has over 20 years youth ministry experience and speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers and parents on his websites, TheSource4YM.com and TheSource4Parents.com. You can follow Jonathan on his blog, getting a regular dose of youth culture and parenting help. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.
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55 Responses to What happened to my face?

  1. Roger says:

    Clawed by a Hobbit cat!

  2. darren cummings says:

    trying to shave the hairs off your nose and slipped.

  3. Bill Newmyer says:

    Paper cut!

  4. Peggy S says:

    Practicing whipping the flying raindeer?

  5. Dave says:

    You heard a squeak noise… peered into your Christmas tree and…..Squirrel!

  6. Patrick Garrett says:

    Not even sure how you got it, but I agree with Bill: paper cut
    Or zit gone wrong!

  7. Susan Daggett says:

    Cat scratch

  8. Nathanael Taylor says:

    Dude! it’s tough when you slip while picking your nose.

  9. Rich Witmer says:

    Poked by a Christmas tree needle.

  10. Opening a Christmas package!

  11. Jesse says:

    Looks like a fingernail scratch

  12. Rodney says:

    You were obviously playing ninja with your youth and someone got too close with an arm swing.

  13. Kelly says:

    You tried to catch a cat. Looks just like my nose a few months ago.

  14. Bryan says:

    Pick gone bad.

  15. Bob says:

    I’m with Susan. Cat scratch.

  16. Kevin Lewis says:

    cat swipe

  17. Chris says:

    It was an icicle that fell from your roof While you were getting out the kayak… Careful – those things will put your eye out!

  18. Jan says:

    Puppy scratched

  19. Shanna Hale says:

    You were hanging up Christmas lights on the house and a Pyracantha bush got you!

  20. Joey Fine says:

    Tried to go fishing again?

  21. Joe Vivian says:

    Two Words: Mosh Pit

  22. Lisa says:

    Your christmas tree fell over on you.

  23. Jeremy Hetzel says:

    You were licking envelopes for Christmas letters. A loud shout came from the kitchen, startling you. Thus…envelope paper cut. Turned out on of your girls was excited to see yummy Christmas treats on the kitchen counter.

  24. Todd says:

    Were you eating wings too fast…AGAIN??!!

  25. Kevin says:

    Hmm…you were wrestling with your kids (wait, grandkids?) when you received a scratch from an offending fingernail. Remind them to round the corners next time they are trimmed! I suggest a bonus book to be sent out for creativity and intriguing prose.

  26. dan manns says:

    Some type of strangebrunning accident & I have a feeling Lori was somehow involved.

  27. Scott says:

    Cut on the edge of a kitchen cabinet door while putting dishes away.

  28. bob Calder says:

    You tried to baptize the cat.

  29. rjdurb says:

    Someone tried taping your nose with a tape gun, and the metal blade scraped you. That happened between two of our students on a service trip and it looked exactly like that!

  30. Jesse R says:

    You bent down to get something off the floor at the movies and the chair in front of you caught your nose.

  31. Joe H says:

    Well … it all started … not once upon a time … but rather … a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far way … the hills were alive, with the sound of music … and as far back as you can remember, you always wanted to be a … but I digress … the old north wind began to blow … and chestnuts (not Chet’s nuts) but chestnuts were roasting on an open fire … and the short of it is … yes this really was the short version … you better watch out, you better not cry … better not pout I’m tellin’ you why … Christmas trees really can fall over and hit you in the face. Now remember to listen to Lori next time she tells you not to rearrange ornaments on the tree without Alex there to help.
    Oh, and … ho,ho,ho … Merry Christmas!

  32. Rick Nier says:

    I’m thinking that you were sharing a story of how you hurt your nose from another time, in dramatic fashion, when your un-manicured nails scratched your nose again. Thus, you now have a story within a story.

  33. Eleanor says:

    You were taking off your sweater and scratched your nose while trying to manouver your big head out of that way to small whole.

  34. sanjeev says:

    i know you know it…so that’s the guess that is pretty close…Cheers!!! Happy Christmas!!! and I appreciate your work bro…God Bless!!!

  35. Ronald Winters says:

    Got scratched by your dog while playing with him/her on your lap.

  36. Eric Gargus says:

    A bird carrying a piece of paper dove down to shield your head from another bird’s rapidly falling droppings, accidentally causing the large lower part of the cut with the paper he had clenched in his claws. The smaller top part of the cut was caused by the very tip of one of the bird’s claws. The good news: no poop on your head!

  37. Kyle says:

    It looks like it really hurt based on how red (& crooked) the rest of your nose is. My guess is you were wrapping presents while eating cookies, and you went to wipe a crumb off your mouth and the tape dispenser in your hand sliced your schnoz…

    • Ha… I’m laughing outloud at this one, because when I first looked at the pic, I said to myself, “Dang, my nose is crooked!!!!” The crooked nose is from when I was on the wrestling team in 9th grade (a few years ago) and the guy I was on top of reached back (a really dumb move on his part, actually) to try to escape, elbowing me right in the nose. My nose started gushing and we couldn’t stop it from bleeding, regardless of what my coach shoved inside it (and that is an entirely different contest, what my coach shoved inside my nose). Ended up forfeiting that match. Really bad memory actually. Never got the nose fixed.

  38. Jason says:

    Somehow cut yourself on your new book while celebrating its release

  39. Andrew hastie says:

    You should see the other guy!! It was a ninja cat wasn’t it? Those cats are evil.

  40. Jared says:

    Your son was wearing a ring and you got into a fight with him!

  41. Sherry Potter says:

    Fling,or boing.. of the plastic binding straps around recently received new case of books written by you and your team.