Warning – this blogpost is not for the weak of stomach.

So last night I threw up (24 hour virus, my wife and a colleague also had it this week). While gazing into the sink something struck me: I was slightly puzzled by what I had actually brought up.

Some context: for lunch I had pasta with basil leaves and sundried tomatoes, and for dinner (I was already feeling a bit poorly by that stage) I had saffron-flavoured risotto. Then I had a cup of coffee. When I vomited at 9:30pm, out came the coffee, as expected, but the rest was mostly the sundried tomato and basil leaves. No pasta, no risotto.

Thinking about it later, I guess the carbohydrates were more easily digested, while the tomatoes and basil, being more fibrous, had yet to fully break down. Still, for a moment there I thought I’d turned into some Stevie Starr-style selective regurgitator, and that a career on the cabaret circuit and TV chat shows awaited:


2 thoughts on “Upchuck

  1. Di June 3, 2010 / 12:01 pm

    I can’t believe I read this through … and don’t think I don’t know that you’re proud of yourself for luring an innocent like me in.

    I swore.
    You made me swear … pffft.

    I may have called you an evil something …


  2. V-Grrrl June 4, 2010 / 7:14 pm

    I was lured into this lurid post as well, and tried as hard as I could to regurgitate the disturbing content from my brain before it could be digested.


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