Sunday, April 16, 2006

Rather nasty experience

*Not for the squeamish*

Turn back now if you know what's good for you.

I'm in a confessional mood, so I'll share. When I got home tonight, I ate some mint chocolate ice cream while watching Arrested Development episodes. I'd finished my ice cream and was washing it down with some water when some funny bit happened on the show. As everyone knows, swallowing and laughing at the same time is not well-tolerated in the body. It's pretty much a war between the two. In my case the battle was settled thusly:

1) Swallowed water went into my trachea instead of esophagus
2) Coughing ensued
3) A small quantity of mint chocolate ice cream came back up my esophagus
4) Regurgitated ice cream entered my mouth (still mostly full of water) and nose
5) Watery ice cream fell out of my mouth into my glass
6) Into a paper towel, I blew a mixture of ice cream and mucous out of my nose
7) Coughing continued while I contemplated how vile it all was


  1. How can you tell that story and not describe exactly which funny bit made you laugh so hard? Inquiring minds want to know.

  2. I honestly can't remember. When mint chocolate chip ice cream is coming out of your mouth and nose, plot details slip away.

    It was something in episode 2, 3 or 4. Can't remember.