The Girl Who Ate Everything

Blogging about food and whatever since 2004.

Not a Food Video: Inhaling Helium For the First Time

This is not food related in any way, but I thought this may make a nice lil' introduction to me for those of you who don't know what I sound or look like.

Or...maybe this is the worst introduction to me, but whatever.

About three weeks ago I went to Orlando with Greg (and although I doubt anyone would think otherwise, I'll clarify that we're just friiieennndddzzz) to attend the wedding of our friends Tam and Al (and what a freakin' beautiful wedding it was, as captured by Diana). Something I didn't know before I went to Orlando: It's rife with delicious Vietnamese food. And I hope to tell you about it someday before I die.

But this post isn't about food—it's about the effects of a certain gas through which the speed of sound is about three times faster than in your run-of-the-mill air.

Greg was in charge of getting a helium tank for the wedding ceremony and returning it to the balloon shop. Since there was helium left in the tank when we returned it, we decided to inhale some (it was my first time) the results. Here are those results:

I don't know why I felt compelled to exclaim, "I'm a duck!"

(Inhaling helium straight out of a tank is dangerous, by the way. So...don't do it. Or. Don't tell me I didn't warn ya. I managed to not kill myself, which was nice, although that headache burst was alarming.)

...So now you know who's behind the words you're reading right now. Even if you weren't wondering. I just wanted to set this straight so you know exactly who you're coming to for food advice. Ask yourself, "Do I really want to take advice from...this person?"

As I'm unintentionally posting this on my blog's 6th birthday (not exactly a landmark birthday...and come to think of it, my time as a 6-year-old was probably the least significant out of my 25 years of living), I think it's a good time to give you all a hearty virtual thank you-hug from the bottom of my fat-splotched heart for reading my blog and giving me the will to live continue writing in lieu of ever adopting a normal sleep pattern. Admittedly, even if I didn't have this blog I'd probably still be underslept, but thanks to you I try spent my nights blogging in a productive manner instead of watching Hulu. So. Thank you, tons. :)


roboppy / November 17, 2010 1:52 AM

Fat Fudge: Mm...nah, it really should give you a funny voice, unless you are defying science. It took me a few tries before I was inhaling it correctly.

Nick: THANKS DOOD! I look forward to your blog's 6th bday. :)

Marvo: Thanks! I am imagining that in chipmunk voice. :D

egeria / November 19, 2010 3:21 AM

Happy blogiversary!!! Thanks for the know I have a soft spot for Greg ;). Of course you're just friends! I have one like that too :D

Looking forward to the next 6 years! I love eating vicariously through you!

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