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Thursday, January 05, 2006

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Warning, disgusting drinking story ahead!

Bucky's recent story of drinking to the point of losing her stomach contents was pretty enjoyable. As everyone recounted their tales of drinking and puking I honestly couldn't remember a single incident.

Well, she and I were on the phone today. She asked if I appreciated her not posting about my Seagram's Seven story. It all came back to me in a flash. I had blocked that damned memory and wouldn't my sweet little sister bring it back for me?

I, at 24 years old, was not an experienced drinker. It had never really appealed to me. But, somehow, I'd found out about Seagram's Seven and Seven-Up. Wow, those were really tasty. I'd also hurt myself at work and was taking parafon forte for the messed up muscles in my neck.

Now, I had eaten dinner that night so I can't blame an empty stomach here. Why, I'd had sauerkraut. There was a point where I don't remember anything else that night. I was told that I'd gotten tired and lain on the black throw rug. That's throw rug folks, not supposed to be throw-up rug. I hear that I made a funny noise and all that whiskey and sauerkraut came back up.

Did you know that partially digested sauerkraut mixed with whiskey comes back up black? I found out the next day when I realized that my roommates had nicely made sure I got to bed but had dragged the rug out into the yard.

I was miserable. Hangover is not even a word that comes close to describing how I felt that morning. Thank goodness it was Saturday and I didn't have to go to work. I did go to work at cleaning the rug. Then, since I only lived a block from the beach, I went over and baked in the hot sun all day.

By the end of the day I was slightly sunburned, but I think it burned all the alcohol out of my system. I felt much better. After that I realized the power that alcohol has on the human body. I never, ever took parafon forte, ate sauerkraut and drank whiskey (all together) again.


Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

But the parafon forte and the Seagram's together are just fine.

I'm sure it was the sauerkraut.

Oh, yes, you DID make a weird noise before you gave forth. Wow. You may not have as many drunken puking stories as I do (because you are smarter than I am), but this one is a gem. A sauerkraut-encrusted gem.

Thu Jan 05, 06:32:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Yes, sauerkraut is evil.

I don't have as many drunken puke stories 'cause I'm a big baby about not feeling well. I know alcohol does that so I stop after one or two drinks. And I don't usually mix prescription drugs with them.

Or sauerkraut...

Thu Jan 05, 06:37:00 PM  
Blogger Momentarily_Distracted said...

You win...

Thu Jan 05, 08:08:00 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Sauerkraut can have many effects on one’s stomach. Still, I think it was the booze.

Thu Jan 05, 08:33:00 PM  
Blogger hellokittn said...


That is all.

Thu Jan 05, 09:41:00 PM  
Blogger August95 said...

Hey squirl, I wanted to pop in and say howdy. Hope your week is going well.

Fri Jan 06, 12:24:00 AM  
Blogger JD's Rose said...

You girls are both all wrong!
Squirl, I think that you won this round though.
Bucky, you are going to have to come up with some thing yet more disgusting!

Fri Jan 06, 12:27:00 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

oh COOL! Seagrams and Sauerkraut come up BLACK? I so need to chow down on that stuff. That'd be COOL.

Actually, I don't like sauerkraut. Having said that, when I was in Germany a few months ago I had honest-to-God-German-'Kraut and MAN was that stuff GOOD. So I guess I do like it - sorta.

Fri Jan 06, 06:16:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

I haven't seen the dude for years, but I had a buddy that I used to call "Ham Sammich" and he used to call me "Chimichanga."

I shall now call you Kraut.

Just don't tell Bucky, she thinks I'm all innocent.

Fri Jan 06, 06:41:00 AM  
Blogger Effie said...

Eeeeeew--they come up black? What did you have with that sauerkraut--sausages? Eeeew! Chunky, stringy, blackened sour smelling whisky sauerkraut on your rug...much worse than my story (which I'll tell somewhere--I'm pretty pathetic, not many stories from me! And now that I'm diabetic with all sorts of meds, I won't be making any new stories either, but that may be a good thing....)

Fri Jan 06, 09:32:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

MD, thanks, um, I think.

SS Nick, you don't think the muscle relaxers had anything to do with it?

Chia, yeah, pretty gross, huh?

August, well I'm home with a sore throat today but otherwise, I've had worse. Thanks for stopping in.

Kylz, thanks, but are you really sure you want to challenge Bucky to a gross-out contest?

Jim, you probably had beer with your kraut over there, at lest that's what I'm guessing. It came back up black for me that once and I'm not trying any more experiments to see if that still holds true.

Mr B, Bucky thinks you're innocent, eh? Just look at your current profile pic. Nuthin' innocent there.

Effie, I don't remember what I had with the kraut. But it all came back up black.

Didn't know you were diabetic. Do you still get to eat all the goodies that we talk about here on the blogs? Sounds like time for more sugar-leveling meds.

Fri Jan 06, 09:43:00 AM  
Blogger LadyBug said...

Oh. Ick.

I never did like sauerkraut.

Fri Jan 06, 10:35:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Ladybug, I don't suppose this story has stirred your interest in trying sauerkraut again?

Fri Jan 06, 11:26:00 AM  
Blogger LadyBug said...

Ummm, that would be a NEGATORY, Squirl.

Fri Jan 06, 01:12:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Well, at least you didn't like it before you read this post. I'd hate to think I'd put any off the kraut. It's really good for stomach. That's when you don't mix in muscle relaxers and whiskey anyway. :-)

Fri Jan 06, 01:36:00 PM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

A word of advice; NEVER OD on champagne when you have to drive 5 hrs to get home the next day!

Fri Jan 06, 03:17:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

tshsmom, wow, sounds like quite a story in that one. Sounds like it was lousy. I was lucky I had nothing else to do the next day.

Fri Jan 06, 03:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

mmmmmmm.... there are times that I wish I'd gotten that drunk, just once, to know what it felt like. Unfortunately, I discovered the effect alcohol has on my migraines before ever getting really drunk.

Now, I just have to enjoy the smell of the wine, or the appearance of the margarita, or the bubbles in the champagne and not actually drink it.

I loooooooooooove sauerkraut. Hated it as a kid. I'd go to Oktoberfests and ask for my brat without it and they'd look at me like I had 2 heads. But as an adult, whooo doggies. good stufff.

And the more authentic it is, the better. I realized that I really really love red cabbage more than sauerkraut even.

So, can you not eat kraut anymore? or are you okay with it now? For me, it takes about a year to get over the association of vomitting with whatever it was that I'd eaten before.

Sore throat, eh? chamomile tea is good stuff.

HA! My word is

No pukesies (here).

Fri Jan 06, 03:52:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Danielle, I wondered why you didn't drink. Migraines, that makes good sense. Just a little light buzz from a couple of glasses of wine is kind of fun. Any more than that is way too much for me.

I have no problem eating sauerkraut. I throw up so rarely that I don't get the chance to associate food with it. Well, except after four times getting sick on mussels. It took me that many times to realize I cannot eat them. Other seafood is fine. It just started a couple of years or two ago. Nothing else, not even the flu, can get me to hurl anymore.

Nope, no more pukesies here. ;-)

Fri Jan 06, 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

Sometimes I miss drinking... cause the buzz is fun. But having migraines makes it not worth it at all.

Mussels. uck.

I had a microbiology class in high school where we learned about all of these microorganisms. And at one point, we did these group projects and had to stand up in front of the class and talk about them. And after a couple of them being "present in seafood such as shellfish" and "and it can kill you", the "and it can kill you" became a theme for the day.

This would be where a little knowledge can be a bad thing. Kinda like the hot dog thing. It is better sometimes not to know.

bottom feeders. bleck.

Fri Jan 06, 04:14:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Yeah, migraines suck. The buzz is just not worth that. Now I see why you use ice cream for celebrations. :-)

I suppose mussels really are gross. Just as well that I can't eat them anymore. The times I was sick I should've been wondering about the "it can kill you." But, before that, yeah, kinda like the hotdog thing. :-)

Fri Jan 06, 04:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

mmmmmm ice cream.

Also good for sore throats. ;-)

I (finally) posted flower pics today. They are yellow. :-D

Fri Jan 06, 04:34:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Yellow flowers. I must go see....

Fri Jan 06, 04:34:00 PM  
Blogger Nina said...

Oh you so win . . . just the thought of sauerkraut coming back up ~ turned my stomach.

Word Verification : ukgltizs ~ Uck ~ but I thinking more along the lines of ewwwww. :)

Fri Jan 06, 05:32:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Nina, that's pretty good. I only have one drinking puke story and I win!

It was really, really gross.

Fri Jan 06, 05:36:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Bleh. Sauerkraut.

/wanders off, holding stomach.

Fri Jan 06, 06:02:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

But, Eclectic, without the excess whiskey sauerkraut is really good.

Fri Jan 06, 06:06:00 PM  
Blogger hellokittn said...

Give me a reuben sammich any day! I loves some sauerkraut too!

You have to remember Squirl, you're one of those lucky girls that is naturally high on life. I think you would feel worse about missing out on the little details if you drank to excess :).

Just had one of those "Squirl appreciation" moments. Sorry :P.

Fri Jan 06, 10:36:00 PM  
Blogger SunDenine said...

I love going to the West side of Grand Rapids and getting homeade Keibalsa and cooking the Kraut until it's sweet. I promise not to put whiskey in it if I ever have you and Ichabod over for that dinner.

I't really sucks getting sick on whiskey. Jack D. kicked my ass one day on my twenty-first birthday. I was working on Mackinac Island at the time and had the bright idea of taking a shot at each picnic table around the island on a bike ride with two friends. We woke up on a hill about three quarters of the way around sicker than dogs of course...

Sat Jan 07, 02:31:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Chia, thanks. That was so much nicer than saying I'm too much of a wuss to get that drunk. :-)

Sun, whiskey hangovers are really a drag. When you're young you really think you can handle anything, too. Ah, youth and its folly.

Sat Jan 07, 08:23:00 AM  
Blogger Bridget Jones said...

I'm with bucky 4-e there. Saurkraut is almost nothing in terms of filling your tummy and it alone could make you barf.

Sat Jan 07, 01:38:00 PM  
Blogger Tardist said...

I do believe the ancient Egyptians used that exact formula for their black-colored dye and paint. Permanent, easy-to-use, but very smelly. Just a little historical trivia there for ya.

Sat Jan 07, 02:14:00 PM  
Blogger hellokittn said...

It's a Squirl yak masterpiece! I love it Tardist!

Actually, that wouldn't be a half bad idea. I'm just starting to get into painting again after a five year break. I could make all of my paints out of bodily functions.

I'll have to start smoking again though. Need more yellow to scrape off my teeth.

Ok, I'm weird.


Sat Jan 07, 02:56:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Hi Bridget! I see you're not much of a sauerkraut fan either. I can eat it as long as I don't mix it with whiskey.

Tardist, that's a very interesting bit of history trivia there. But was that a distinct profession or did people just do that as they needed black dye? That just goes to show that it's a good thing that throw rug was already black.

Chia, tee hee. I'm gonna miss you, too, hon. Those two weeks are going to fly. You'll have so much fun down there that, before you know it, it'll be time to fly home again. At least we'll always have the internet.

Sat Jan 07, 04:07:00 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

I thought the time I got sick after imbibing a whole 'lotta' Whiskey Sours was bad...
You win!

Sat Jan 07, 06:20:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Sierrabella, the sauerkraut seems to be the clincher here. Black, partially-digested sauerkraut is pretty gross.

Sat Jan 07, 06:44:00 PM  
Blogger Von Krankipantzen said...

Well, I don't think I ever tried sauerkraut and, honestly, I really am not that eager to anymore. Ew.

word ver-uqfpmwa-that special noise you made at the event?

Sat Jan 07, 09:41:00 PM  
Blogger SunDenine said...

In my later years of drunken pukiness, I go hide. I have disappeared just to get sick but now, I just drink water periodically throughout the night. Sure does help to know about dehydration in our old age.

Screw coffee...why even go to bed?

Sat Jan 07, 10:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh how icky.

I really, really, really LOVE saurkraut. It is sooo tasty. I like pickled cabbage in general, especially kimchee.

Now, I've never been drunk before, but I do wonder what it would feel like. If I ever decide to do it, it will be in the privacy of my own home with only Andy around. Just cuz I don't want to embarrass myself or anything.

Just the other day I got my first alcohol buzz. It was very interesting. I had it after a glass of mead (honey wine). I am not quite sure I liked it or not. I had a cross between a light, funny, happy feeling and a stomachache. I think the stomachache is what made the experience unpleasant. It was definately the food I ate before the mead that caused it.

But maybe I will try for a light buzz next year, when I get over it. Hehe.

And that black saurkraut? That sounds really yucky.

My word:


I'm not kidding!


-Amber <><

Sat Jan 07, 11:10:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Kranki, not only is sauerkraut good-tasting, it's really good for your stomach. Don't let my story scare you off of it. And that just might've been the sound I made.

Sun, I absolutely believe in drinking lots of water.

Amber, I won't take anything away from a nice, light buzz. Going further than that, well, it's not that much fun. Especailly not the next day.

And, yes, sauerkraut is good stuff. :-)

Sun Jan 08, 09:21:00 AM  
Blogger SunDenine said...

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Mon Jan 09, 03:38:00 AM  
Blogger SunDenine said...

Well there ya go...tip back a few Seven and Sevens with Ichabod, go search for his nuts and suck down a bottle of water. Nothing like a cool glass of water after nut hunting in the dead of winter.

Mon Jan 09, 03:43:00 AM  
Blogger JessicaRabbit said...



Tue Jan 10, 12:33:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Um, yeah, sorry about that, Jess.

Tue Jan 10, 11:47:00 AM  

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