Tuesday, August 17, 2004

ALLERGIC TO ALCOHOL.... BUMMERS!

I am allergic to alcohol.  Not peanuts, or dust mites... definitely not dust bunnies... but alcohol.  How sucky is that!  Lately all I've wanted was a good mind erasing drunk.  I can't even get that because by the 3rd drink I'm scratching like a mangy flea ridden dog.

So I did a little research.  Did you know that alcohol causes the mucous membranes in your nose to swell?  That would explain why I have a hard time breathing after a drink or two.  In fact, I have this thing where I can't breath if you cover my ears... weird, I know, but after a couple of drinks my kids make a game out of covering my ears just to watch me gasp like a fish on a boat.  Sick kids, I know, but hey, what do you expect, they're mine!

We were talking about allergies over dinner tonight.  My son Zack is allergic to shellfish so while the rest of the family was eatting lobster and shrimp, he was eatting artificial crab legs made from pollock.  I mentioned that I had read an article (in my search to impress others with my useless knowledge) that stated children who were raised in a sterile environment were more susceptible to allergies and asthama than children who were raised in a non-sterile home.  My kids, I said, should be the healthiest kids in the country!  Of course my husband, old dickidoo, didn't seem impressed by that bit of information.  Don't know why he's so grumpy, I'm the one who was thrown away.  I think I need another Bacardi and Coke... pass the back scratcher and the Benadril please!

8 comments:

purplectigger said...

I don't drink much , but that would suck to be allergic to alcohol.
I guess that's why my kids have always been healthy. Sammie and I were decusing that a few day's ago.
R.C.

derasta said...

For me I can only hve one drink before I start seriously start feeling the effects of it...i'm not a drinker anyway so it doesnt matter

cneinhorn said...

I can drink red wine without a problem (and it's good for your heart too!)......so I do it strictly for the health benefit, yea right!
But anything else......I have a problem......I get sugar cravings.....I get too drunk too quick.....it's not a pretty sight.....

~jerseygirl
http://journals.aol.com/cneinhorn/WonderGirl

mzgoochi said...

Cant breathe when they cover your ears? I never heard of such! LOL

wumzels2 said...

i must be allergic to alcohol too...........it makes me drunk, lol.  well actually, i haven't been drunk but twice, and that was 20-25 years ago........and i don't want to do that again.  but i know what you mean about needing some numbing.  sometimes it just feels good.  so, boobidoo, here is something for you:  ((((((dorn)))))))  regina
http://journals.aol.com/wumzels2/SEDUCTIONOFLIFE

emfeasel said...

ROFL girl!

E

suedetti said...

Yeah, I think I'm allergic to alcohol too.  I can hardly breathe after just a small amount cos my nose is so congested.  Also, the wipes they use to clean your skin before you have an injection contain alcohol, and I always get a really bad rash after that.  Its no fun at all!

sixpackjeff said...

lol...yup, i'm allergic too.....lmao! anyways....i was just catching up with ya....i think i'm back on. see you soon!