Saturday, July 29, 2006

Someone Has Tried To Kill Me
Pukeapoloosa '06

I am so sick. Friday a group of us went to a local chinese buffet for lunch. A big guy like me can go nuts in a place like this. Sesame chicken, beef and brocolli, egg drop soup, egg rolls, sweet and sour chicken, and a little concoction called peppercorn chicken.

One of the bites of the peppercorn chicken tasted kinda funny. Did that stop me? Hell, no!

By 4 o'clock in the afternoon I got the ringing in the ears. Then the headache. I popped a couple of Excedrine and didn't think much about it.

By 6 o'clock I was beginning to feel dizzy. Shortly after that, I was chilling. Epilepsy-like shaking.

That's when I remembered the one bite of the chicken.

I left work, flew home and didnt make it into the house when it started. Violent heaves. Into the bushes. Yes, my neighbors must really love me now.

Crawled into bed at 7pm, with a plastic waste basket next to the bed. Puked all night long. Was a long, long night.

It's the next day, and I'm worn out. I have been invited to a birthday party and doubt I'll be up for it. Sitting here typing is more than I can handle.

I'm going back to bed.


Larry said...

Dude, boy to I feel ya there. One time I got food poisoning in Las Vegas while visiting my family. Two days before Christmas! It was 10 straight hours of two exits no waiting and I got so dehydrated, I had to got to the emergency room for a couple of IV's. Didn't get to eat any Christmas dinner food until two days later. It was horrible. I wish I were there to help you through this crud.

Take it easy buddy. I hope you're able to have Monday off.


Tom Dougherty said...

Plenty of water. You're obviously better now, so I can tell you: buffets are effin' PETRI DISHES! I worked in a couple of restaurants years ago, and I have to tell you AVOID THE RESTAURANT BUFFET!!

Old food mixed (refreshed!) with new food, outdated meats rinsed with vinegar to take away the funk of decay, kids playing in the food- I could go on, but I'm not that cruel. Be careful in these situations, man.