Tuesday, December 9, 2008
I hope not to have any puke experiences for awhile. After the birth of my first child I went almost 14 months (when I got pregnant again) without throwing up. That likely means the end of the Daily Barf Bucket, unless someone else wants me to add them on to add their own tales.
It was suggested that perhaps recording Ryan's birth on the Daily Barf Bucket (as opposed to noodlesandrob) would be fitting. Ryan came out from the other end though. Oddly enough, once I got my epidural not only did the pain go away, but so did the nausea. I didn't vomit through labor with this one. Once the epidural kicked in I felt better than I had for nine months. If only I could have gone through pregnancy drugged up.
To anyone with morning sickness I wish you good luck. The baby is worth it. Two boys is enough for me. I am done with the adventure of pregnancy.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Crackers and cheese. Let's be specific: Haute Cusine brand certified organic stoned wheat roasted garlic with sun dried tomato crackers and Brie cheese spread. This is tough to rate, but I am going to say blue. The crackers were horrible going down so what do I really expect when they come up? Cardboard tastes better. They did have a nice texture though, and with enough Brie on them, you couldn't taste the crackers, just get the crunchy texture and the cheesey taste. Coming up the crackers had that mushy texture that balls together and can gag you, but that is common for me and crackers. The cheese was pretty tasty though.
Lindt Excellence Intense Dark 70% Cocoa Chocolate is a definite green. I love chocolate. It comes up almost as rich and dark and chocolatey as it is going down.
Evergreen Oregon Hazelnuts rate a blue. They didn't taste bad coming up, they didn't really taste period. They were good going down and the texture coming up was a little gritty, but not something that you need to avoid.
I still have the hot chocolate to try and review. I am sure my brother is holding his breath hoping that it comes up. Wouldn't it be said if it stayed down and I couldn't review it?
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Chocolate Creme Wafer Cookies rate a blue. The taste is rich and chocolaty, but parts of the wafer weren't completely moist (not sure how that is possible) and have a bit of a rough texture.
Seattle Chocolate Assorted Chocolate Truffles are a green. Yum! I enjoyed the texture better while chewing them to go down, but coming up the texture was fine and the taste just as delicious.
There are still other things for me to eat, puke, and review, but that is what I have so far. Note: Included in the basket was some smoked salmon. That I will not review. I don't want to eat it and definitely don't want it to come back up. Yuck! I don't like fish. My father has offered to take it off my hands. While he will enjoy eating it, he has no plans to puke it back up in order to rate it.
Oh, in case it isn't obvious, tootsie rolls and pink lemonade are a definite red no-no. If fact, pink lemonade in general is not so great coming back up. Halloween candy in general is a green. If you like it going down, you will probably enjoy it coming up, just chew well.
And now a little deviation from food reviews, but still puke related. The other day I was puking in a public restroom and remembered how much I hated having to do that in China. It is so nice to have a nice toilet instead of a hole in the ground. Puking (and peeing) in public restrooms in China and Japan can be difficult. When you squat it can be difficult to get up without losing your balance. Plus the up and down can make me nauseous and cause a vicious puke cycle. The smell in some of the toilets in China was pretty rank too. So, if you are puking your guts out and have a "normal" toilet, remember how lucky you are.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Random Rambling: Philosophy of Puke
I am five weeks from my due date and have gained 40 pounds. First trimester I lose weight, but then I pack it on. How is this possible with so much puking? I think I have made it an art form.
(1) After first trimester needing to puke is a lot like needing to pee. You know you have to, but it isn't necessarily urgent and can be put off for a certain amount of time. Try not to puke right after eating. Wait as long as you can, but not too long. Also, just like you might go to the bathroom before a long car drive even though you don't necessarily need to, a good pre-meal puke can help delay the next puke in many cases.
(2) Avoid eating and drinking at the same time. I don't know why, but for me this is a recipe for disaster.
(3) Try carbonated drinks. For me this works better. I think it is because I don't drink them as fast. I also don't tend to drink as much because the carbonation fills my stomach. If you have good self-discipline you are probably fine with just drinking slowly and little bits at at time. I have a hard time with that though.
(4) Go for the "good stuff" if you want. Pie tastes a whole lot better than broccoli when it comes up. Enjoy!
(5) Have that second (or third) piece of cake. Hey, some is going to come up anyway, right? Might as well.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I was hoping to be able to review puking up of Wendy's Buffalo Chicken sandwich. I quite enjoyed it going down. When dinner came up I saw and tasted fries, ketchup, lettuce, and cake. Remarkably I could find no trace of the chicken. I don't understand. They were all eaten together, why wouldn't they come up together? Yet another mystery of puking.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Homemade Oatmeal Cookies I was craving oatmeal cookies, so I finally made some. I don't like raisins at all, and I didn't want chocolate chips or nuts in my cookies. I can only imagine that any of those things would not be so good coming up. The cookies were good coming up, but a little bit rough. Maybe I should have put them in for a minute less or perhaps it is the oatmeal, but they were a bit scratchy. I wouldn't mind more though.
Pink Frosted Sugar Cookies No, I didn't make these. I bought them at the grocery store. They are the big, sugar cookies with pink frosting and sprinkles that come ten in a box. I LOVE these cookies and they were good coming up too. The sprinkles would sometimes get in my teeth which is a bit gross. I don't like the sprinkles much to begin with. Can't really taste them and they can fall off and make a mess. I continue to be a big fan though.
Quizno's Honey Bourbon Chicken Sandwich I thought I had reviewed this before, and perhaps I have. I don't see it right off though. Delish! I love this sandwich. Coming up it seemed a bit spicy and I think I had too many onions on it for something coming back up. Will I eat it again? Yes. Will I puke it up again? Probably. I will know what to expect though.
BBQ Ribs When I had these the other day they were borderline between yellow and red. Fine going down, but coming up... The meat seemed stringy coming up and the flavor was too strong. I think it will be awhile before I try it again.
BBQ Chicken Hot Pockets I like BBQ, but this just didn't work for me. The BBQ flavor with the crust was spicy and pasty. I'm feeling a bit off just thinking about it. Guess I won't have the other one for lunch today. Probably not the whole week.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Maybe regular lemonade with the oreos would have been a better combo. Sure it would have tasted just as bad, but crystal light lemonade coming up does nothing for reducing calories. I suppose the oreos makes up for that though.
Black Angus Steak with A1 Sauce is tasty coming up. You have to chew well though. I have found that to be a common theme with many of my foods. I am all about sauces--BBQ, A1, sweet and sour, etc. Yum! They make the food tastier down and up again. I guess it is a bit sad to have steak come back up though. It is more expensive than a lot of the food I puke. Plus losing meat doesn't help me get over being anemic. With the prenatal vitamins AND the iron pills AND the large size servings of meat my mother serves, one would think that anemia wouldn't be a problem. What do I know though? You got to remember I had lemonade with oreos!
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
I also ate some mashed potatoes and gravy recently. Yuck! They came up all stuck together even though I didn't have big bites. They felt like they got stuck right at the top of my throat and then would finally come out with a big splashback effect. It's really close to a red, but I guess I will go with yellow because the taste wasn't that bad.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Red is also the rating for Pepperoni Pizza Lean Pockets. I already knew that pepperoni on pizza (with OJ to drink) wasn't good, so why did I think that it would be okay in a lean pocket? I think it is safe to say I should avoid spicy meats in general.
A quick check with Google didn't bring anything up. Looks like a new field that could be a financial dream come true. In the meantime, here is something to amuse the amateur pukers.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
A couple of weeks ago, my dad's brother called to talk to him. Since I answered the phone I was able to chat with my uncle for a bit before passing the phone on to my dad. We chatted about my pregnancy and how long nine months can seem. He told me that at least I wasn't an elephant. Twenty-two months would be a very long time to be pregnant.
Yikes! I can't imagine 22 months of pregnancy, but then again... I really didn't see a lot of info on the Internet about elephant pregnancies. What I did find seemed to indicate that until the last few months there aren't any real symptoms. Of course if I were an elephant, I imagine that my pregnancy would be a lot like my human pregnancy.
Obviously I would have to be a zoo elephant. In the wild I would be shunned and forced to leave my herd (group, pack, whatever) because they wouldn't be able to stand me. Me as a pregnant human is bad enough, but as an elephant it would be intolerable. No one could put up with my moods for an entire elephant pregnancy. Alone I would die, end of story. No, I would definitely be a zoo elephant.
Though I can't find any reference to elephants having morning sickness, I know I would have it. That has got to be gross. I am not sure how much an elephant's stomach can hold, but it must be a lot. I think I would make the most of it. I would love to get as close to zoo visitors as I could and puke on them. I don't know how far I could get it to shoot out of my mouth, but I know some of it could spray over. Since as a pregnant human I sometimes get vomit out my nose, I suppose I would sometimes puke out of my trunk if I were an elephant. I would try hard to develop that skill. I even have my primary targets in mind: perky pregnant women. As a human it is not acceptable for me to go up and assault women who seem to actually enjoy being pregnant, but as an elephant I could puke all over them. Those who seemed to feel sorry for my plight would be sprayed with a second round. I wonder if elephants laugh? I would be laughing on the inside at least.
I bet the zoo keepers would pamper me too. I would have great medical benefits and no travel to appointments because they would come to me. I would have free room and board and could probably sleep as little or as much as I wanted. It would be expected for me to gain a huge amount of weight and I am pretty sure that elephants don't have to worry about stretch marks. Who would notice?
Maybe being a pregnant elephant wouldn't be so bad. I bet I wouldn't have to take care of the baby after I gave birth either. People would be lining up to do that. Free daycare... I wonder if I am big and wrinkly enough to pass as an elephant.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Today I puked up some diet sunkist orange soda. It was like orange flavored bile. Better than plain bile, but not enjoyable, refreshing, or noteworthy enough for a rating. Tonight we are having a chicken taco salad type thing that I do not want to have to review. I love it, but coming up it would be not so great.
I do eat ice cream when Justin does, so obviously this doesn't gross me out. Not exactly related to puking, but something for my brother to watch in this update.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Granola Bar Update: I had another granola bar experience as well, once again with the sweet and salty peanut granola bars. I chewed them VERY well this time and I think that was worse. It meant scraping the nut fragments off of my tongue. Yuck. I won't change the rating though. I will probably even eat them again.
Breyer's Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream: Not bad coming up, but I was surprised that I didn't taste any of the mint, just chocolate. I am not a big fan of chocolate ice cream, but as far as puke flavors, it isn't bad at all.
Popcorn: Okay, this one should come as no surprise, but it was the first time I had been to a movie theater in 2 1/2 years, how could I not get buttery salty popcorn and eat way too much?
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Sweet and Salty Peanut Granola Bars: Not the worse thing ever, but I think that in general nuts are something to be avoided.
Nachos: This rating can vary based on what you have on them and what kind of chip you use. Sharp pointy chips can make the rating go red very quickly, especially if you don't choose each bite a million times. There are some nice rounded tortilla chips and some smaller sizes that make the rating more of a blue. Adding anything besides cheese, sour cream, and salsa can drop the rating quite a bit too.
Chili Cheese and Onion Dogs: Suprisingly not as bad coming up as a regular hot dog with ketchup and mustard. Go figure. Still, caution should be used.
Cyrus O'Leary's Kahlua Cream Pie: I realize that the brand is regional, but probably most Kahlua cream pies would receive equally high marks. Yum! You can either eat half as much since you are enjoying it twice, or you can eat twice as much since you lose half of it. Decisions, decisions...
Arby's Roast Beef Sandwich with a TON of Arby's sauce: I think it is impossible to have too much sauce on an Arby's sandwich. I love the sauce so much that I hate it when the bun or meat interferes with the taste of the sauce. When it came back up, I tasted bun and meat. Is it possible that I didn't use enough sauce?
Ground Beef Enchiladas: Do yourself a favor and go for something other than the ground beef. Just does not come up very pretty.
Flavored Carbonated Water: I have tried the brands from Safeway, Albertson's, and Target. All have been most favorable coming up. Much better than plain water, especially on a mostly empty stomach. It helps mask the stomach bile quite well.
Well, that's it for now. I am getting hungry. I think I better have a pre-eating puke though because I am about to blow. I had wheat toast for breakfast and I am guessing it is going to be a blue.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Some of the names listed as a boy or boy/girl names have me puzzled. I think they have gotto be kidding! Some sound so girly that I think my poor son would be teased to death before making the fourth grade. I had to keep my fingers crossed as I got closer and closer to Justin's name. Had we chosen a name that meant Lumpy, round barrelmaker? Thankfully not.
Then I look at some of the spelling variations. Some suggest non-English origins and that is okay. Some might be a parent's attempt to have the child's name stand out a little and that's fine too. I am sorry to report that some just scream out illiterate parents who don't know how to spell OR typo on the part of someone. Poor kids.
I guess Justin the Second would be hard on the kid's self-esteem. Talk about living in your brother's shadow. So I will continue my quest for a name.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
This morning I woke up while having a dream about marshmellow Peeps. The dream was about the little yellow chicks, but they come in different forms for various holidays now. While I haven't had any of them this pregnancy, I can tell you from my first pregnancy that these things are NOT the kind of treat you want coming back up. The marshmellow has a way of expanding and filling your throat and mouth as it comes back up. At one point I worried that I was going to choke and wondered if anyone had ever died from puking up a marshmellow peep before. How embarassing! I don't eat them anymore. Kind of sad too, because I used to really like them. They were best when they were just getting a little bit stale. Pregnant or not, those days are over for me.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Steak Fajitas: Not great coming up, but okay if you have chewed them well enough. Texture is a bit odd, but the taste is kind of like burping them up.
Butter Pecan Ice Cream with Butterscotch Syrup: Let's face it, ice cream just isn't as good coming up warm as it is going down cold. Plus you need to chew those pecans really well. Large chunks of them coming up can hurt.
Steak Fajitas AND Butter Pecan Ice Cream with Butterscotch Syrup: Gross combo! The spicy taste of fajita along with its green pepper and onions does not go well with warm ice cream and nuts.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Papa John's Pepperoni Pizza and Orange Juice: I think that either/or would be okay, but look at the combo. Need I really say more? Barf-o-rama! You would think that I would know better. I have found that drinking with meals is NOT a good thing for me. Eating and drinking should be separate events. Every once in awhile it is hard not to have something to drink with food though.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Marie Callendar's Key Lime Pie and Chocoloate Silk Pie: I had both at the same time. I don't know that I recommend that. I think that either/or would be okay, but you really have to watch your pie combos. Also you want to watch the cream type pies or anything that might get all warm and curdle before it comes back up.
Little Debbie Swiss Cake Rolls: Yum! These taste the same coming up and going down. Fresher is better (in both cases) so avoid stale product. I have also noticed that you want to aim for the center of the toilet bowl if it is low flow or it can be difficult to flush. I hope I haven't already reviewed these. I kept meaning too, but would forget.
Perhaps I should try for some more entree type entrees too. Just have to wait and see what comes up. I try hard not to experience certain combos even if that means you the reader will then never know my thoughts.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Ham and Swiss and avocado on white bread: There is nothing good about avocado coming up. Taste, texture, appearance--yuck! Probably wouldn't have been too bad coming up if I had eaten the sandwich sans avocado.
Krispy Kreme doughnuts: Original glaze, raspberry filled, cream filled, and old-fashioned all meet with my approval. The glaze is just as tasty coming up as going down. I do recommend small bites and chewing well to minimize the size of the upcoming chunks.
Diet Squirt soda: Surprisingly the grapefruity citrus taste is not bad coming up. I like carbonated things when I am pregnant. They just seem to settle better. I quickly get sick of 7up and sprite though. Probably because so much of it comes up early on in the pregnancy.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Jalapeño Cheetoes: I debated giving this a green actually. If you like the taste going down, you will like them coming up. The texture was an issue. Perhaps I should have chewed more thoroughly. Yes, it was part of my breakfast. Who are you to judge me?
Cherry Toaster Strudels: Pretty good actually. If you get a large chunk of flaky crust on the way back up it does stick to your tongue a little bit, but that seems to be the exception rather than the rule.
Penne Pasta: Not a very good choice. Kind of leaves an aftertaste in your mouth. I didn't chew the pasta very well either. You would think I would know that is essential since I talk about chewing spaghetti well.
Peppermint Ice Cream: Pretty refreshing on the way back up and it leaves a pleasant minty fresh breath.
Frosted Mini Wheats: Not a bad taste coming back up, but let's face it, not a great one. The frosting and the wheat have long since parted. The texture is gross and may require tongue scraping to get all the little wheat things off. Yuck! Don't get me wrong, I like the cereal on the way down, but coming up is not pleasant.
Confession: I didn't eat the last two items today, but I wanted to add them before I forgot. I am hoping to add Krispy Kreme doughnut info in the near future. Do you think if I mention specific brands that anyone would want to pay and sponser my blog. ;)
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
- Green salad
- Garlic Bread
Salad: I like iceberg lettuce for my salad. It has a lot of liquid and I have a hard time keeping down fluids so it helps to keep me hydrated. It does have to be chewed up well to minimize unpleasantness when coming back up. Don't really care for other lettuce if it might come back up. Some is bitter and some just has a bad texture. Cucumbers are good in the salad, especially if they are peeled. Carrots, not so good. Even well chewed they come up chunky. Use grated carrots if you wish to have them in your salad. Avoid croutons. If you have to have crunch, go for bacon bits. Really my salad consists of iceberg lettuce and cucumbers in order to get my thumbs up recommendation. Dressing can be acceptable, but use sparingly. Big reason for the green rating is the water content of the lettuce and cucumber. I look for fluids wherever I can.
Spaghetti: Avoid sauces such as alfredo. Talk about nasty curdling stuff coming up! I like spaghetti over linguine or angel hair. Red sauces are fine, which surprised me. I thought the acidity of the tomatoes would bug me, but it doesn't. I try to avoid too much garlic or sauces with chunks of things in them. Spaghetti must be chewed well into short segments. Slurping it down in long noodles might be fun, but do you really want to have it come only halfway up and have to pull the noodles up the rest of the way when they won't go up or down on their own?
Garlic Bread: This depends on a lot of factors, including how much garlic and what else might be on the bread. Make sure to chew it well. It can be pretty oily/greasy depending on the butter or spread used. Sometimes the sight of it in the toilet with all the oil separating in the water is gross even if it for some reason it doesn't taste too bad coming up. I admit garlic bread adds a lot to the enjoyment of the meal on the way down, but sometimes it just isn't worth it.