Sunday, March 6, 2005

TIRAMISU and the snot-rocket

Question:  What is 'tiramisu'?

Answer:  Its delicious!  Actually, more specifically... its an Italian dessert made from ladyfingers soaked in expresso and/or one of many liqueurs (I like armaretto), and layered with a very light but very rich mocha flavored cream custard and dusted with cocoa or shaved chocolate.  It is my biggest, most sinful weakness. 

Today was my early day, which meant that I went in before 7am, but got off before 4pm.  It was absolutely beautiful outside and I drove home with the car windows wide open.  While I was at the intersection waiting for the train to pass... a bug flew up my nose!  It probably didn't intentionally fly up my nostril... no bug, no matter how tiny its brain, would be THAT stupid... but apparently it flew a little too close and got sucked up when I inhaled.  I freaked out and started snorting and picking at my nose, trying to either blow or dig it out.  And wouldn't you know, with all the trash in my car there was not one single napkin!  I could feel the bug's frantic fluttering as it also tried to escape.  I held my breath because the one thing I didn't want was to suck the bug into my lungs any more than the bug did!  As a kid I used to have nightmares about flies going into my lungs and breeding and its still a phobia of mine.  I tried to launch a snot-rocket like I'd seen Dickidoo do so many times, but I blew a dud.  I blew again, this time against my fingers.  Something landed and I wadded it up and flicked it out the window without waiting to inspect the contents.  I performed a couple experimental sniffs, and satisfied that my nasal passage was free of any winged invaders I settled back into my seat to wait for the railway crossing barriers to be lifted.  Ah, what a beautiful day!  Suddenly feeling like I was being watched, I looked across the car and out the passenger window.  The driver in the car next to me was staring right at me... LAUGHING!  The light changed right at that time and I zoomed into the intersection, putting as much distance as I could between me and the hysterical driver.  I don't even want to know what he thought I was doing.  I hate bugs!

9 comments:

astaryth said...

<Snort> I wonder what the other driver thought???? <ROFL>
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adlessor said...

Oh I just love tiramisu too.  What a funny story, sorry but I had to laugh  also!                          Dawn

purplectigger said...

That desert looks yummy. I want to try that one.
How funny. I wonder what he thought you were doing. LOL
Have a great week.
R.C.

jcole16757 said...

Tiramisu is the scrumtious!  I've had a gnat go up my nose, definitely not a good feeling!

csandhollow said...

I hate it when bugs go up my nose!

sdoscher458 said...

OMG LOL...it's not funny when it happens but to an onlooker it would be hysterically funny.  It's like of all the places that this bug could fly...why me? We had taken a road trip once when the kids were little...my daughter Alisa was terrfied of flying bugs...so doncha know...murphy;'s rules, a huge flying grasshopper thingy flies in her open window and lord the screams! You would of though child abuse...my hubby almost crashed the car barely controling it - pulled to a stop to help her.  Of course her Brother, Kenji is sitting there LHAO at his sister - not much help there, you know how little brothers are....Tiramisu is the bomb.....Sandi  http://journals.aol.com/sdoscher458/LifeIsFullOfSurprises

mumma4evr said...

tiramisu is to die for!!!  OMG!!!!  I just started dieting today and no I can't stop drooling!!!!
Becky

artloner said...

only in dorn's world...<sigh>

LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

*we used to call it "terrible sue"

xoxoxo
andi

mykesmom75 said...

OMG too funny...the way you put it not what happened....lol. I agree i hate bugs too....I love that dessert too ...I have a weakness for it too when I go out for italian...Yummmmm!!!!!  I bet the person knew exactly what happened and remembered it happening to him or her? That is probably why the laughing....I hate stupid palametos the big bug in Florida...ewwww it always seems to get in the bathroom at a time I can't run...and when I try to scare it or throw something at it , It runs right at me.....Not funny..you hear a lot of screaming....and foot stomping....