Sunday, January 25, 2009

Making Progress

Well, I think I'm making progress on some things in my life ... first, I am no longer repulsed by ham ... no, I still don't like it, but I can be in a room with it, don't mind the smell of it cooking, and can even stomach a sliver of it (as long as I have a good chaser).

More importantly, I think I might be getting over my absolute fear of anything puke. For those of you not in the know, I hate puking ... no, I don't think there are many people who enjoy it, but I absolutley can't stand it and have a whole routine in place to help me avoid puking ... however, that's not where I'm improving.

I also loathe seeing, hearing, and smelling puke. I rapidly leave the room when somebody feels like they might have to puke. I put pillows over my ears when I hear someone puking when I'm trying to sleep. It's a real problem with me ... and could certainly be an issue once we have kids (god willing).

So, why am I bringing this up? A group of us went to a bar in New Jersey (Prospectors) this past weekend ... While we were there, a friend's wife began feeling ill (no, it wasn't because of the drinks, she only had a glass of water) ... as luck would have it, I had driven the couple to the bar ... and more depressingly, I would be driving them back home ... much sooner than I had thought.

We left the bar, and began driving home ... we made sure we had some bags in case said sickly girl felt the urge to "unswallow." As luck would have it, she indeed got the urge to "do the technicolor yawn" and began puking in the bag in my car ... in the past, I may have contemplated actually jumping out of the car ... but somehow, I calmly pulled the car to the side of the highway, and she was able to get out of the car and continue barfing ... what's amazing is that I wasn't even repulsed, and didn't get nervous. This has to be a first in my life. Maybe I'm finally growing up or something ... NAH!

10 comments:

Alaina said...

or it could be that as we age our sense of smell and taste decline, therefor making those things that were unpalatable or unconscionable now passingly acceptable.

I'm jus sayin'.

schue said...

i was so proud honey! I cant forget the time my niece puked her formula right down the front of you with a smile on her face....i never saw a t-shirt come off so fast.

Lisa said...

Sumpin's going around ... I've been a human gargoyle all weekendSo disgusting. ... babspeapod

Jeff said...

The image of you shirtless is making ME nauseous. Thanks a lot.

El Padrino said...

puking is the worst

Heff said...

I don't much care for ham my damn self.

The Preacherman said...

"So, why am I bringing this up?"


....soz....cracked up at that ;-)


Why is there always carrots? It's one of the mysteries of life....

Sandi said...

Don't have kids. You will be dealing with more puke than a Penn State Frat house.

Meiz said...

Puking is great. You feel so much better after a good puke.



And no ham? Really? I'm speechless.

-B- said...

You were focusing more on keeping everyone and your car safe at the time, too busy to be repulsed.
Speaking of repulsed, did you ever see that video of the really thirsty drunk guy with the cup of beer who kept throwi.... na, nevermind.