Nursing school has been really, really stressful these past 8 weeks. I thought that once my Community class was done it might get a little better, but today's class orientation shot that idea down like Duck Hunt. Needless to say, by noon I had boldly gone to levels of stress where no (wo)man has gone before. And when I get stressed, I often get a little gassy. Nothing major, just some uncomfortable belly distension and a strong desire for sweatpants.
But today I tempted fate. I decided it would be a good day to eat Panera for lunch, and let me tell you - it was not a good decision. Super high levels of stress + unhealthy lunch = not a fun car ride home.
I had such rowdy gas that it was actually making my belly spasm. I could put my hand on my belly and feel the turbulence beneath. At one point, I think my shirt even moved. To give you a better idea of what was going on in my midsection today, I've included a picture of a possible outcome scenario that I seriously thought could happen. Enjoy.
And speaking of gross things, check out this story of Redskins players telling vomit stories. Vomit is gross, but it is definitely a funny kind of gross. This story is great for three reasons:
1. It is an actual Washington Post story (albeit an online blog one - still, endorsed by the WP!)
2. The first photo is captioned "Throws up before games. A lot," and the second photo is captioned "Says everyone pukes."
3. This paragraph:
"Fabini, if he starts, he usually pukes at some point in the game," Rabach said of Jason Fabini. "He's puked on the sidelines a couple times."
"Of course," Fabini acknowledged. "I think I vomited on Casey's foot maybe once last year. Or my own."