Monday, April 5, 2010

Early Monday morning

It was a quiet, relaxing weekend at the Grumpy house. A family gathering. Wii and boardgames with kids. Hot tub. Only one hospital call.

Somehow this always leads me to hope that the office week will start right.

Keep dreaming.

Grabbing my morning pills out of the medicine cabinet and heading for my car, I accidentally chewed through a fish oil capsule, slathering my freshly brushed teeth with the enticing taste of raw cod liver.

I slugged down a Diet Coke on the drive in, which improved things somewhat. I figured making tea would help further.

I keep a bottle of lemon juice at the office, and add a few drops to my water when I make tea.

After I pulled my water out of the microwave, I tossed in some sweetener and a tea bag, and took a gulp a few minutes later. And gagged.

I'd forgotten the water and just microwaved a big mug of straight lemon juice.

It sure as hell covered up the fish oil.

I think I'll stick with another Diet Coke for the time being. And hope like hell there's not a finger or something gross in the can.

28 comments:

DreamingTree said...

Have you entered some bizarro world, where you become one of your patients? I cringed at the thought of tasting fish oil!

Alison said...

Haha that rots! Looks like you are going to have one heck of a day!

Amanda said...

The fish oil is awful. I've taken to freezing those capsules because it lessens the "fishy burp" issue that can develop.

Also, drinking hot coffee right after taking the fish oil? Totally recommended against. Just saying.

Albinoblackbear said...

Perfect example of what happens when a man tries to multi-task (i.e taking vitamins while walking).

Heh.

;)

Helen said...

Even my dog, who stole a fish oil capsule my Mom dropped on the floor, spit it out when he realized how awful it tasted. I can only imagine.

Diet Coke seems the safest choice.

WarmSocks said...

LOL - really!

Anonymous said...

Back in the early Bronze Age, before color TV, I can remember my (possibly Sainted) Mom giving me teaspoons of Cod Liver Oil in the winter.
OOOOOOOOOOOOOGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!

Thanks Mom.

Your confusion is akin to why I always check to see whether I've stuck the carafe under the squirter on my espresso maker when it starts roaring in the early am.

Cthulhu Sashimi said...

I think you've just come up with Diet Coke's new ad campaign.

Jo said...

Good heavens. Perhaps you should delegate the tea-making for safety's sake?

Adrienne said...

Appreciate the Friends reference. =)

FloridaDienerMadchen said...

wow. what a way to start a Monday. I'm sorry, however it makes for a good laugh later right? :)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like someone has a case of the Mondays.

Life in vet school said...

Ugh! That is so gross. How did you end up with an entire mug of lemon juice, though? Did you put the entire bottle in your mug?

I give my dogs (and myself) fish oil, and 3 of them are indifferent and one of them will carefully eat each individual kibble out of her bowl and leave the capsule laying there. My sister's dog, on the other hand, LOVES fish oil and will save the capsule for last, carry it all around the house playing with it, and only swallow the capsule when she's extracted all the oil she can get out of it. Then she wants to run over and lick our faces, which no one really appreciates!

Anonymous said...

Time for a mental health day.

Hey, my word verification is "honks"!

M said...

I just wanted to say: you microwave water for your tea?! Disgusting. The proper way is to boil a kettle, when it's boiling hot pour the water into a mug, put in the teabag, LEAVE for a few minutes, then come back, take the teabag out and enjoy your tea.

I'm not even British.

pharmacy chick said...

Ah, welcome to monday mornings! I have abandoned my fish oil experiment. I wont even COOK fish at my house unless its bbq'ed because I can't stand the smell. I tossed my capsules for the same reason.. dont care what the package said."no fish oil taste"...liars...lousy liars..

Anonymous said...

M:

You use teabags? Disgusting! The proper way is to use loose-leaf tea and steep for 3-5 minutes before straining. Once you try loose-leaf, you'll realize just how bad tea from tea bags is.

WarmSocks said...

@Anon 10:24
You steep your tea? Shocking! :O Tea is best brewed just like coffee.

Anonymous said...

@WarmSocks:

You BREW your coffee? Scandalous! Coffee is best made with a vacuum pot.

WarmSocks said...

@Anon
I neither prepare nor consume coffee in any form. Brewed tea for me. ;)

Anonymous said...

@Anon and WarmSocks:

Neither tea nor coffee is properly prepared unless it is first measured out in a sterling silver teaspoon, gently tapped (not RAPPED, tapped gently, young person!) on a china plate to settle the grounds or leaves, then placed carefully in a half-moon mound in the middle of the pot.

Next one must carefully pour in exactly one-half gallon of the highest-quality Norwegian Fish Oil, kept at exactly 200F in a ceramic chafing dish lit by the Butler at 6 am to allow the proper chafing flavor to develop. Dribble in the juice of 9 fresh-picked meyer lemons, allow to steep for no more than 8.5 minutes, decant, and you have the only acceptable formulation of coffee or tea.

--a proper connoisseur

*burp*

Anonymous said...

Fresh-picked green tea leave freshly ground in a suribachi with a surikogi boiled in freshly drawn spring water. The best. Simply the best.

As for the oil capsules. Forget them. Freshly grilled salmon, the kind your dogs go crazy over the skins for, (and save a little of the crispy skin for yourself).

Claudia said...

French wine is the solution for everything. In French crystal, of course! Chateauneuf-du-Pape is the best...

Anonymous said...

Dude!

Your TEEEEEEEEEEEEETH!

Lemon juice daily, and gallons of diet Coke?

Your dentist is gonna be RICH offa YOU, Dr. Sir!

--Steph Rx

Anonymous said...

Really? Is this a joke? There's no mention of any breakfast other than tea and Coke. I don't think I would go to a doctor that drank diet Coke. If a doctor is that ignorant of what diet Coke can do to your body, then I doubt they are qualified to cure anybody. But it's not surprising since most doctor's nutritional education is sadly lacking. They are taught to prescribe drugs to cover up symptoms instead of healing from the inside out with good nutrition and healthy habits. If all of us ate well, slept well and exercised regularly, a majority of our ailments would probably disappear. Yes, even grumpiness.

Claudia said...

Last Anonymous: You sound pretty grumpy yourself. Try French wine....It might help!

Wormwood's Doxy said...

Oh thank heavens--it was only lemon juice! I was waiting for Dr. Grumpy to say that he had inadvertently consumed a urine sample....

Cheers,
Doxy

student dr. blaze said...

kinda funny that this, of all posts, generated so much commentary. ;-) geez, people are opinionated!

 
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