Sunday, September 12, 2004

mojo, etc.

Today in church, a cute, chubby little african-american kid was sitting two rows ahead of me, and during the praise&worship time, he was really gettin down wit' his bad self. He was belting out the songs, clapping his hands and shaking his booty, loving every second of it. His brother and sister were just standing still on either side of him, but, man, HE was enjoying himself.


The rest of this is a whine.

I never used to be allergic to anything other than honeydew melon; that state lasted until I was 14 or 15, and I've been gradually acquiring other allergies. I'm allergic to a whole slew of preservatives (monosodium glutamate, sodium benzoate, potassium benzoate, potassium sorbate -- think Doritos [or any flavored chips except for SunChips], nearly all soda, almost all deli meat, KFC, pizza, barbeque sauce, nearly all asian or european cuisine served at restaurants here in the US, etc.), sodium nitrites (bacon, ham, pepperoni, anything like that), pollens (I have a headache, sore throat, and sinus problems 8 months out of the year), cats (we have three, and we are not getting rid of them), walnuts, honeydew, pineapple, kiwi fruit, corn and corn products (popcorn, corn chips, etc.), and bean plants, to name a few. I'm sick of feeling sick all the time. Ibuprofen and otc allergy stuff doesn't really help. At this rate, I'll be living in a bubble by the time I'm 25. No wonder I won't get married, Jenni.


kate said...

You have my sympathy. Limited fruits and no pizza?! However do you survive?

djm said...

I can have pizza, I just have to be prepared to be sick for the next couple of days. I had pizza a couple of days ago, and still feel icky. Bah.

But, yeah. I hate it -- especially when mom brings home a beautiful fresh pineapple. :P

Anonymous said...

My goodness! What do you eat?


djm said...

heh. I eat...stuff I'm not allergic to. :P protein bars, some cereal, grilled cheese sandwiches, veggie subs, some chips, lots of water, fruit that I'm not allergic to, some meat...yeah. :)