Sunday, February 17, 2008

Not again...

...yes, again.

I'm sick as the proverbial dog this morning. But at least this time I know exactly what caused it, and will take the lesson learned to heart.

A neighbor and his girlfriend invited me down to his apartment for what he called "stir-fry" last night.

Actually, it was more like "stir-boil," and the general consistency was, well, pretty indescribable.

I could endure that. But it was immediately evident that he had simply emptied the contents of his spice rack into the gelatinous mess. There was, as I was to reminded often during the ensuing hours, enough garlic powder mixed poured in to wipe out a tour-bus full of vampires.

Without going into details, it was a long night. And I woke up this morning with the granddaddy of all stomach aches and a distinctly poor attitude.

PARENTHETICAL WHEN-THINGS-GO-WRONG NOTE: The phone rang, not much after midnight, waking me from my fitful doze. I grabbed it, but whoever was calling hung up before I could croak out a response. Checked my Caller ID this morning, and didn't recognize the number. The name under it was "prison." Weird. It would have taken more than an hour to get back to sleep if I had seen that at the time....

I'm going to go for a walk now, hoping the garlic fumes won't offend too many people I encounter on the street. No sense in sitting here feeling cruddy.

Let me add that I consider my own culinary creations to be one small step above the "toxic waste" class.

It's nice to know some people do worse. Much worse.

11 comments:

emd said...

Sounds...um...good, Scrib. Hope you feel better soon. At least you won't have to worry about vampires!

Anonymous said...

I love garlic...tehe. But not THAT much. Hope you feel better after your walk...AND take your camera!!! I love your photos. Have a good one. LL

DAL said...

Wifey got sick on wine, pot and very garlicky spare-ribs once. It would be too much information to go any further...

MrScribbler said...

emd -- I think vampires are scared off by seagulls...haven't seen any around here for a long time.

LL -- The walk was delayed by, well, circumstances. I'm about to head out, now, though, and will take the camera.

dal -- I wouldn't turn down a nice fresh slice of garlic toast right now. Strange, eh?

Anonymous said...

Oh my god, this is the funniest post I have read in weeks. I hope your day picks up Scribbs. Whether you realize it or not, you're hilarious.

Anonymous said...

I hope you get to feeling better soon.

Gill

Justfly said...

I often wonder if people know they cook badly.
I hope you feel better soon.

maryjane said...

Wow, that meal sounds like a nightmare.
I recommended either mint or ginger tea for the tummy ache and lots of water and green tea for the garlic.
It will purge your system.

John said...

Brave of you to eat that mess. Got to wonder what things were like in the home of your hosts.
Maybe it was rich in vitamins so some secret benefit was had. I guess there is no such thing as a free lunch, or dinner. Sounds like you paid plenty.

joan said...

I used to get "collect calls" from prisons. Sometimes I think they call random numbers. I never accepted. Maybe they were going to tell me where the stash of money was hidden.

Anonymous said...

Oh I hope you are feeling better, buddy!