Friday, September 19, 2008

The butterflies in your tummy are actually cicadas mating.

This week The Collective offered up this thought provoking prompt: "X" Makes My Tummy Hurt. Do they really care what our answers are? Probably not, but the challenging task of listing these atrocities was a wonderful exercise in self exploration [and time wasting]. Whether it be the physical precursor to Montezuma's revenge or tape worm - or the more figurative bad-nervous-icky feeling you get when you think of, read or experience those elements of life that we wish we could vote off the island. Without further adieu... my list:

*Disclaimer* these epithets are not listed in any particular order and should not be subject to comparison. Please know that toe nail clippings and cancer each resonate differing levels of abhorrence within me.

Sarah Palin
rancid meat
husbands dying
husbands cheating
beef stroganoff
Joan Rivers
genocide
driving on ice
Size 0 anything
toenail clippings
insane clown posse
episiotomy
9/11
taco bell
reds games
bulimia
fender benders
proglottids
Dick Cheney
wedding etiquette
kettle corn
divorce
slouch socks
change
food baby
looking at my bank account
botox
failure
cancer
crowds
being 16
infertility
geography
sky diving
evangelicals
missing someone
ant eggs
getting pulled over
Feline AIDS
plether

There will always be more, we all need to stop some time. The end.

3 comments:

KJ said...

Proglottids!!!! So gross!

I love you a lot, and I think I love you a little more for saying proglottids.

Jennie! said...

Sarah Palin makes my head hurt, too. Her voice . . . yikes.

w007jmw said...

maggots!!!!!!!!
stepping on a slug
stepping on cat puke in the dark
imagining how Josh's arm felt after falling off the porch onto the concrete driveway