Monday, September 10, 2012

Bowing to the Porcelain God

Sooooo, fast forward a day from my previous post, and EVERYONE in the house had the stomach bug. I REALLY thought I had outwitted, outplayed, and outlasted it. Alas, Wednesday rolled around, and about an hour after getting home from work, my stomach just felt...queasy.

Unsettled. Tom got home from work about 5:45, and said, "I'm going to bed. My stomach feels sick." Uh oh.


Didn't eat dinner. Downed some Pepto instead. Perhaps not the right idea at that time. I stayed up until 10, then went to bed myself.


3 a.m., and BAM, I'm awake, and I'm going to throw up. Haul ass to the bathroom, pull a towel onto the floor in front of the toilet, and hunker down, gripping the bowl for support. Heave once. Nothing.


Next thing I know, I'm waking up with my cheek resting on the side of the toilet (seat up, which is particularly nasty). Realize I have thrown up and passed out at the same time. Clean up, and go back to bed, cold and clammy and shaky.

I don't know why, but I'm the only person I know of who passes out when I vom. I didn't do it when I was a kid, but as an adult - when I'm legitimately sick - not with a bad case of The Drunks - I do the simultaneous Vom/Faint. Puh-leeze tell me I'm not the only freak who does this. And yes, I know the pics don't quite GO with my story, but did you really want to see pics that DID go? I thought not.

Shirt: F21
Pants: The Garment District
Shoes: Newport News
Cuff: Charming Charlie's 
Watch: Target
Necklace: Threadsence

Happy Monday, yo.
Merci,
Shan

8 comments:

Sheree said...

These pics will do just fine thanks!
I have never heard of people fainting when they vomit so as far as I am concerned you are the only weirdo..I do vomit very easily though..so when I say to stop talking about something..you best!
Loving the metallics btw..I love the fit on the pants!
Glad you are feeling better!
Sheree xxx
www.itsnotthatdeep.com

MerciBlahBlah said...

"...so as far as I am concerned you are the only weirdo..."

Awwww, Sheree - that's the sweetest thing anyone has said to me all day. STOP IT, you sweet talker, you.

Karrin said...

First, so sorry to hear you were sick. Haven't been pukey sick in quite a while and am exceedingly thankful for that. I tend to fall asleep wrapped around the toilet myself--it ain't pretty.

Second, and most important, that outfit is KILLER!!! Seriously woman, you are becoming my fashion icon.

Jenny @ Spry On The Wall said...

First of all I'm so sorry you all got sick, there is nothing worse. OMG a couple of years ago we all got that norvo virus or whatever was on those cruise ships. We hadn't been on a cruise, but the virus was making the rounds in the southeast. Literally the sickest I have ever been - projectile vomiting like a CGI movie. I remember basically spending a whole day in and out of it curled up on the bathroom floor. I mean there's just no place classier to sleep than on a bathroom floor. Talk about feeling sub-human...

MerciBlahBlah said...

Karrinn - STOP - you're making me blush. Okay, don't REALLY stop. I just said that. Thank you for your lurvly comment!!!

Jenny - yeesh - that sounds WAY worse than fainting face first into the toilet. Blech.

Courtnee said...

Hmm...I've never passed out while puking but most of the time if it's coming up one end it's oming out the other. Yaknowwhatimsayin! Annnnd I can't believe I just posted that on the interwebz for everyone to read!

You look fab, espesh the hair(I die!) and the lipsick(I want!)

the Queen City Style said...

Sweet heart! This sounds AWFUL! I am SO sorry!! :(((. What a nasty, awful bug you've had. I hope you are better asap! On a more positive note, you look fabulous here. I love all this shimmer and shine. And one more thing... I went to LuckyFABB last week in NYC and attended a break out session on finding your voice. The moderator asked if others have examples of blogs we admire, and I stood up and told everyone about Merci Blah Blah.. said the name at least three times... because it is so true! You have such a voice that is all your own. So unique, witty, fun. I told the group that as a fellow full time stay at home mom that I could relate and I love that you say what everyone else is thinking! Anyway, I love ya and the feel good you provide me!! xx

MerciBlahBlah said...

Courtnee - you are tooooo kind. And that lipstick is L'oreal #884, Chocolate Truffle. Now go forth and purchase.

Whitley - oh my gosh. I swear to you, I came back and read your comment umpteen times yesterday because it was so sweet. Thank you thank you thank you - that is seriously the best compliment I have ever received on the olde blogge. Don't get me wrong - it's great to hear "you look cute, or I like your clothes," or whatever, but really? My blog is such an outlet for me, whether I'm feeling silly or sarcastic or sad or fragile or whatever, and I have always HOPED that I spoke it with my true voice. It is what I strive to do each day, and some days I do it better than others. So to hear that validation from others means the world. I'll say it again, THANK YOU!!!