Sick as Dogs

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On Sunday, Morah and I both got food poisoning.

It sucks. Big time.

I’ll spare you all the gory details, but I will say that neither of us have ever thrown up so much in our lives. It’s been awful. We’re both staying home today to recuperate.

For the next couple of days, we’re limited to the BRAT diet. Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, and Toast (or crackers). It’s bland, but at least we can eat something.

Ugh. I can’t wait until I feel better. I’m going to go back to work tomorrow, but I’ll probably still feel gross. At least I’m not throwing up anymore.

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  1. What did you eat? Hopefully it was worth it! šŸ™‚

  2. I’m sorry you guys. Nothing is worse than food poisoning. I’m kind of glad Mike and I were out of town now other wise we might have fell victim as well. Chicken broth might help too.

  3. We think we got sick as the result of some possibly-undercooked sausage at a restaurant. We’re on the mend, but it’ll be a few days before we’re back to normal.

  4. Which restaurant was it?

  5. Well, we ate at a few different places over the weekend, and since we’re not 100% sure which place it was, we don’t want to point fingers erroneously.

    I will, however, say that the restaurant we suspect is one at which I have eaten dozens of times without incident and will very probably eat there again.

  6. You know – you’d think after throwing up once, all the nasty would be gone…but no! You just keep yarfing and yarfing. Intellegent Design, my ass!

  7. Heh, that’s true. I think I threw up seven different times, but each time was more like a sitting, wherein I would throw up several times. All told, I probably threw up over two dozen times.

  8. After my little ID bash there, I thought about how cool the human body really is sometimes. Yeah – throwing up two dozen times is pretty stupid, but the fact that our bodies can say “Hm…that shouldn’t be there” and then expell it is pretty sweet. Unless, of course, you’re rejecting an organ transplant. What we *really* need is the ability to turn off some of the body’s automatic response mechanisms. Swelling, for instance, can sometimes make an injury worse (mm…gang green!) rather than help heal, which is what it’s suppose to do by surrounding the affected area with white blood cells. In Ray Kurzweil’s new book, he talks about how the human race will soon merge with technology and therefor be able to increase our creativity and intellegence on an exponentially increasing basis (he even goes so far as to say that we’ll increase our increase exponentially – ie. x^(y^z)). But, how cool would it be if this merger of bio and tech had more tangible benefits?

    Oh, and check it out: gravatar! Hoo-wa!

  9. Yes, I was quite pleased to see your Gravatar! It certainly is a wonderful yak. -)

  10. Thomas,

    Sorry you 2 have been ill. I hope you are on the mend today.


  11. We are, but I still feel gross. I can’t tell if I’m hungry or full.

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