The Girl Who Ate Everything

Blogging about food and whatever since 2004.

When was the last time you puked?

9:00 AM.

The last time I puked before that? 5:30 AM.

The last time I puked before that? 4:30 AM.

The last time I puked before thaaaat? No idea. I honestly don’t recall throwing up at all in the past two years, thus the feeling of reverse peristalsis isn’t well-ingrained in my mind (which is probably a good thing). If you didn’t know, reverse peristalsis is pretty unpleasant, although a somewhat fascinating bodily function. Defying the laws of gravity, food can go back up the same tube it went down! SAAAAME TUUUUBE. GREAT. It doesn’t come up in the exact same form as it went down—there’s more mucus (which we like so our throats don’t get burned from stomach juice) and acid coming back up and the foodstuffs are less recognizable—but it’s still food. Kinda. As opposed to chunks in peanut butter, which I like, my puke was unpalatably chunky. However, the body knows best, and if it wants to expel my stomach contents, so be it. [reeetch]

I’m not sure if I got food poisoning, but I’m not sure what else it could be. And then what food poisoned me? [shrugs] My puke seemed to consist of persimmon bits, which is unsettling because I think the persimmon should’ve been in my intestines by that point.

I replied to all the comments in the previous entry. I see that some lurkers emerged…bwahahaaa!

My weekend was a bust food-wise. Plans to eat on Saturday were ruined by my stupidity and plans to function in any productive manner today were thwarted by tossing my cookies, brought upon by whatever evil microscoorganisms lurked in my digestive tract.

In the end, the microorganisms will get us all. Isn’t that disturbing? When you’re a corpse, the wee beasties will eat you. No one is safe. NO OOOONE!!! Not you, the puppies, the tulips, or the hobos. Doom doom d-doom doom doom.

Anyhoo, I think I feel better now after sleeping off most of the day and letting my body temperature raise to microoganism-killing temperatures (I hope). I suppose I’ll go to work tomorrow, if I don’t puke again.


Four jobs you�ve had in your life:

  • bagger at Stop & Shop (2003): People were surprised at how much I could lift. I was too. Most people were really nice, but every now and then there’s be some disgruntled customer who'd freak out about where I put the bananas. Surprisingly, people would tip me every now and then. I wasn’t supposed to accept tips but they insisted I take em anyway. Bwahaha.
  • employee at the “Vassar College Media Cloisters” (2004): : I worked on the blog (which looked nothing like the current blog) and did…stuff? Helped people with scanning? I got the job after one of the employees say my Vassar homepage (still there, even though I’m not a student…hm).
  • employee at the Vassar College Summer Media Studies…something…I forgot the real name (2004): This program doesn’t even exist anymore. I think they cancelled it after my year—HAR HAR. It was a lot of web development stuff, but sadly, it didn’t really go anywhere. I got to live in the suckest Vassar housing ever.
  • currently in NYU Law’s web development office: I edit websites. Weee.

Four movies you could watch over and over:

Not OVER and over, but…a few times, yes.

  • Happy Gilmore: Haha…ha.
  • My Neighbor Totoro: SO CUTE.
  • Kiki’s Delivery Service: Not as cute, but still cute!
  • Castle in the Sky: The dubbed version annoys me though.

Four places you�ve lived:

  • Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
  • Taipei, Taiwan
  • Poughkeepsie, NY
  • NY, NY

Four TV shows you love to watch:

  • Gilmore Girls
  • Late Night with Conan ‘O Brien
  • Yakitate (to a point)
  • Uhhh…[shrugs] I don’t watch TV anymore, but one of my favorite shows used to be Roswell.

Four places you�ve been on holiday:

  • Japan
  • California
  • Singapore
  • France

Four websites you visit daily:

Four of your favourite foods:

  • persimmons
  • bread & rice (eh, they're both staple carbs)
  • cookies
  • chocolate

Four places you�d rather be:

  • Not
  • In
  • School
  • Because I’d have a job that I like and would be OH SO HAPPY.


carol / January 22, 2006 10:24 PM

take care of urself!
we can do otherstuf besides movies...or shop at kmart...or buy frozen food..haha! jkjk

sean / January 23, 2006 1:33 AM

buggery, sickness' ruin everything don't they? well maybe it's a good thing to take a little break, ya know, let your body rest for a while. :) hope you get better soon!

Ani / January 23, 2006 12:52 PM

Oh I am sorry to hear that! Hope you feel better soon! I love the Gilmore Girls and the Conan O'Brian show. Love the funny nerdy kind of men.

Rich / January 24, 2006 2:27 AM

So... I was just thinking in terms of the people saying you lead an unhealthy lifestyle. I know the last few times I've puked have been precipitated by inebriation. You're healthier than me and my gradschool/rocknroll lifestyle. Probably many of your classmates would say the same thing.

PS, if you haven't seen a Conan taping, you should, even if just for the pre-show banter. Of course you can't pick who will be on, but whatever! I got to see Patrick Swayze... ... (pre donnie darko)

thirtyeyes / January 24, 2006 2:50 AM

Had the same problem, thought it was food poisoning, but not sure because I got wiped out for 3 days. Some kind of stomach flu? Not sure how I ended up on your site, but it started with a food search.

Nerissa / January 24, 2006 10:58 AM

I hope you're feeling better now, hun. upchucking is never nice and it's very exhausting. *HUGS* I hope this doesn't throw you off liking persimmons still. I did a spew routine a year back which involved dried peaches and I haven't been able to touch them since.

I notice in your list that you lived in Poughkeepsie, NY. That certainly caught my attention because I had Dutch ancestors who lived there in the 18th century.

mike king / January 24, 2006 1:20 PM

Stop & Shop, represent! I was a cashier one summer and a CDH the next.

Also, I never thought I'd see regurgitation covered on a food blog. Fannnnntastic. :)

Easily Pleased / January 24, 2006 3:27 PM

ugh. sorry you got sick. yuck. funny though, that your puke had persimmon chunks yet persimmon is still on your list of favorite foods ;) gak! feel better.

roboppy / January 24, 2006 3:56 PM

I tend to reply to comments through email, but sometimes I...don't. It's pretty inconsistent. I suppose I'll reply to things through email if people leave insanely long comments; otherwise, I'll just add my comments on the individual entry pages.

Rich: "Precipitated by inebriation" is a nice way to say "I WAS SLAMMED!" ;) I've heard some horror stories about freshmen going crazy with alcohol here, resulting in ambulances outside dorms much more than anyone would like. I wasn't here as a freshman and it seems to decrease in the higher years, so I guess that's one aspect of college I won't witness. Thank god. I don't get hooked on coffee either, yey! And yeah, I really should see a Conan taping!

thirtyeyes: I'm glad you found my site, however it was. Three days of sickness? Good lord, if I were out for three days, I'd be...screwed. I hate missing class and having to make it up.

Nerissa: I feel much better now, thanks! I ENJOY HUGS! And I still love persimmons, as I doubt they actually poisoned me. It was just the first food to greet me coming back up, which isn't super,, could be worse? Perhaps. Sorry about the dried peaches. :( Can you still eat fresh ones?

Have you been to Poughkeepsie? Some parts are nice and farm-y, maybe like it was huuundreds of years ago, but other parts are full of malls or are sketchy. It's a weird dichotomy; drive a few minutes away from Vassar College and you're in a totally different environment. Vassar is beautiful, but it couldn't keep me there for more than a year. :P

Mike: REPRESEEEENT! HAHAHAA! Oh god. Three of my classmates worked there too (along with more people from my school), unbeknownst to be before I applied. I guess that made it somewhat cool. Ish.

Regurgitation is still food related, eh? "This is what happens after you eat." It's not pretty, but it's the truth.

Easily Pleased: I'm surprised I didn't get sick earlier. ;) And I just bought a case of persimmons yesterday so yup, still like em fine. MM, FRUIT!

Jimmy / January 24, 2006 5:18 PM

My sympathy for your recent regurgitation. Persimmons seems much better than anchovies, anyday, though.

Also, congrads. Your continuouse over the top but seductive use of spread shots and close-in tight shots has finally identified you as a true food pornographer.

roboppy / January 24, 2006 9:41 PM

Jimmy: My stomach thanks you. PERSIMMONS > ANCHOVIES! Not that they're really comparable, but in this are.

Me, food pornographer? Nooo...I mean, yeaaah. I'VE MADE IT. :)

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