Friday, August 26, 2005

Here Am I

I was just finishing up the dishes, and one sink had about two inches of water, polka-dotted with brick-orange grease. Chicken meat floated in the water, clogged the drain. I reached my hand into the water to pop up the drain and as I felt the cool slickness of it embrace my hand, I began to gag. Old dish-gunk-food gets me gagging anyway, but here I was reaching my hand into this evil water and in my mind I couldn't get Jamie's post out of my mind. So here am I, retching over the toilet and thinking to myself what you're probably thinking, "What a pansy."

8 comments:

jaymarie said...

oh my gosh -you sent me to Jamie's blog, and of course i read the comments. yikes!!!

fyi - i didn't think "pansy" but you got riotous laughter from the west coast... :-)

Tan Lucy Pez said...

I just came over here from Jamie's blog. I think your reaction is GOOD AND RIGHT AND JUST. Ewwwww.

Glad I'm not the only one to gag.

alison said...

Dude,

I am afraid to read Jamie's post. I almost gagged reading about the dish water.

Strong gag reflexers of the world unite! Wait, maybe that's not such a good idea.

Weak stomached people of the world stay where you are and have gentle sympathy for all the others!

Rah!

Jamie Dawn said...

Yep, pansy did come to mind.
Get a grip Scott! Heaving over some grody, slimy, greasy food...


I'm back. I ran off to retch over the toilet. NOT!

Scott said...

Jaymarie, I am happy to bring laughter to the West Coast. Are you back home yet?

TLP, i just can't help myself sometimes (and thanks for stopping by). I'm just glad the ralphing was a short-lived episode. When I came out of the bathroom, Anna (my weak-stomached daughter) said, "Why were you coughing?" "Coughing" is her term for gagging.

"Just because, Sweetheart," I said. I knew she wouldn't understand, "It's all Jamie Dawn's fault."

Alison, I appreciate your sympathy. I think it's an out-of-whack imagination problem. I wonder how many artists were easy-gaggers? Hmm.

Jamie, I humbly accept the title "pansy." I will try to be of sterner stuff in the future.

Anna said...

lol! That was quite the post on Jamie Dawn's blog! It shall be remembered and gagged at for many moons to come by people across the country and maybe even the world. Isn't it nice how we can touch each other's lives? ;)

Scott said...

It is pretty cool, Anna. Thanks for stopping by.

Andy said...

No -- I'm the "man" of my house too...