Friday, February 17, 2006

The Streak

It's Friday morning and I'm at home. I wish it was a regular long weekend, but no, I'm just sick.

Remember the Seinfeld episode where he goes on about his streak of not vomiting for 13 years? Mine was 6 years, 1 month and 21 days or 2246 days (you've got to love the internet, that someone has put together a list like this!). I remember it well. It was Christmas of 99, Sue and I had taken the train to Montreal from Toronto and for lunch I bought a ham and Swiss sandwich. Later that night, for my birthday, we went out and had a huge meal at Le Vieux Port and the then went home for cake. Stef had made a wonderful chocolate cake covered with crushed candy canes. But it was about then that the ham and Swiss came back to get me. I spent that night sleeping on the bathroom floor and the next two days laying on a couch with a bucket.

Yesterday my streak was broken. I will spare you the details, but I did lose almost 5 pounds yesterday alone. That can't be good. It took me ten minutes to get downstairs last night and then twenty more to summon the strength to go back up. I couldn't believe how thirsty I was, but drinking was pointless. A small consolation was that in between naps, I was able to see Canada win four medals. Today I've made it downstairs again and ate a little too.

Do you have a streak going?

7 comments:

ShortstoP said...

I went nine years without throwing up. Then a little bit too much sun ruined it all. Not cool.

Darcy's Mama said...

This is a happy post.

Why said...

If you read dooce's post today, you'll know she had a streak going for not going...well...you know...

Stef said...

I believe I'm looking at the 6-7 year range of not throwing up. It was in November, after eating at 3 Amigos, on Ste-Catherine, opposite Le Faubourg.

Angry Gnome said...

I'm sorry you vomited. Sucks to be you.

Marzipan said...

Ya, I remember your last time quite well too. My bedroom was right beside the bathroom and I heard you all night long. Thanks for the memory.

nickt said...

I've been feeling much better. However, because I'm such a loving and sharing husband, I gave Sue what I had. It's been a rough few days in this house.