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Posted on September 1, 2012 at 4:02 pm 0

On Ask a Clean Person: 'Pits, Revisited

@jen325 Probably, it's the sort of smell that does it to me, although I am around it so rarely that I don't really know if it does specifically. Any citrus or 'tropical' kind of fruit scent is usually bad for me as well. Bakery scents are good, but with spices it depends on what it is - there are a few I just can't abide. (Fenugreek, I am looking at you.)

Posted on July 26, 2012 at 5:34 pm 0

On Ask a Clean Person: 'Pits, Revisited

@jen325 Huh. I wonder if that goes along with the tasting of things. I can't do the 'clean' or whatever smelling fragrances in general either. I usually end up going with something fruity, but even then it mostly has to be something berry or apple or other orchard-fruit in nature or it's just too perfume-y and while it doesn't make me sneeze, it will make my eyes burn something fierce.

Posted on July 26, 2012 at 3:13 pm 0

On Milk Talk

@jen325 Huh, that was the only one I managed to be able to drink without wanting to gag. (I wouldn't go so far as to say that I liked it, though.) It wasn't until I (only recently, last year maybe?) actually tried beets that I realized that there is probably some actual reason for my water hate and not just me being weird, because it was the same nasty taste.

It was a joyous day when I brought some of those test strips to my parents' house and used science to prove to them that I am not just stubbornly fussy about food for no good reason. I brought like 3 different kinds, and my mother couldn't taste anything, but my dad could kind of taste two of them.

(I also forgot - I can't do dark green leafy vegetables either. Spinach makes me gag. I want to like it, and kale, but... I just can't do it.)

Posted on July 10, 2012 at 3:03 pm 0

On Milk Talk

@RK Fire My local dairy makes egg nog for the holidays (and they had some for Easter as well, which was odd, but awesome). It is to _die_ for, even if I can't drink more than a shotglass or so of it because allergies.

Posted on July 10, 2012 at 2:02 pm 0

On Milk Talk

@jen325 My dad used to try and get me to drink grapefruit juice all the time, because he loves it. *shudder* It is like bitter, nasty death in a bottle. Personally, I love oranges and orange juice, but can't eat/drink them anymore because allergies. The other really weird one for me is water. I can't just drink water, because it tastes strongly like dirt to me, in the way that beets do, even when filtered well.

Posted on July 10, 2012 at 2:00 pm 0

On Milk Talk

@jen325 It is funny, isn't it? To me grapefruit is the worst - it tastes like poison to me. Followed closely by peppers which overwhelm the hell out of anything they so much as look at to the point that they are not even allowed in my house. Also overcooked broccoli (and by overcooked, I include a lot of what most people consider to be normally cooked. Vinegar is fine, though.

Posted on July 10, 2012 at 1:08 pm 0

On Aideah and Sophayden

@hallelujah Archibald, though, and not just Archie, right?

Posted on May 16, 2012 at 5:34 pm 1

On Candyman, Candyman, Candyman, Candyman, Candyman

A better home remedy for upset stomach is to suck on a peppermint (provided it contains real peppermint oil). We learned this when dealing with my husband's IBS, and it works remarkably well. The kids at my work think I am magic for knowing this. (Ginger for actual nausea, peppermint for general unsettledness, neither for heartburn.)

Posted on May 15, 2012 at 12:54 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@whateverlolawants, @Passion Fruit, @The Angels Have the Phonebox, @KeLynn Thank you all for your kind words and thoughts.
We went to see her today, and she is doing better (still dying, of course, but her pain is under control and she is a bit more rational).

Posted on May 13, 2012 at 6:03 pm 1