Wednesday, January 24, 2007

The Streak

For several years in the late 90's and early 00's, I was quite healthy and didn't throw up once. I don't like throwing up, so I was enjoying not having to blow chunks. One of my favorite guilty pleasures during this time were chocolate covered donut gems.

However, I noticed that many times after eating a few, I would start to feel nauseous. Thankfully, I didn't upchuck and my stomach discomfort always passed. This happened at least 3 times where I was thinking I was gonna blow it, but didn't. I continued to buy the gems, ignoring the warning signs.

I bought the gems again one evening, had a few, and (surprise, surprise) started to feel a barf comin' on. I went into the bathroom and hung around near the toilet. I laid down on the floor in there for a few minutes. It had been probably 5, 6 years since I had last vomited. There was nothing I could do this time. It came back up and my streak was over. I remember on "Seinfeld", Jerry also had a long streak of not throwing up, but it, too, eventually ended.

Needless to say, I don't buy the gems any longer, but sometimes at the grocery store, when there's no one's looking, I will take a box off the shelf, open it up a bit on the side, and then take a big whiff. That shit smells good!


Rocketstar said...

Why did they make you nauceaus? What was in them that doesn't sit well with your stomach?

Thomas said...

I have no idea. But it's happened multiple times. I suppose it would be fine if I had just one or two once in a while.