Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sunday Sound Out

From Chicago, home to rodents of unusual size, it's Sunday Sound Out with your host, the woman who invented chocolate, Dawn Meehan! (I didn't really invent it, but I do like to eat it. Just seeing who's paying attention.) And now, without further ado, here are the answers to this week's burning questions from you, the viewers.

so i've been wondering about this for awhile. lexi's in, what, 3rd grade? 4th? what does she cheer for? and since when do elementary schools have homecoming? i'm really confused by all of this. but perhaps we just do things differently here and i'm missing out.
Lexi's in 4th grade. She cheers for Jackson's football team. The homecoming I was talking about a couple weeks ago wasn't for the elementary school. It was for the football league. Each town celebrates homecoming one weekend during the fall football season. This past weekend was the high school's homecoming though.

Just out of curiosity, DO you know how many people read your blog on average, do you get web stats (or just those silly, um informative what-was-typed-to-get-you-here stuff)?
Yep, I know.

umm George Forman is a boxer [not a football player] :) I learned that from infomercials.
Really? Out of all those football definitions, this was the only one that seemed odd to you? Really? That's like when my kids say, "How can SpongeBob be at a beach when he lives underwater?" Hello? He's a sponge who walks, talks, wears square pants, and cooks crabby patties at a restaurant! All that makes sense to you, but you can't understand how he could rip his pants at the beach???"

You know, you really would enjoy it [football] more if you understood what was going on
Nope. I'd really enjoy it more if it were baseball.

Okay, I know this has nothing to do with your beautiful post...BUT. I just watched your Stay At Home Moms Are Never Home video and did you know you sound almost exactly like Kirstie Alley?
No, I don't. I hate my voice. I cringe when I hear it. But I don't think I ever shared this video.

I remember your horror of barf and the act of barfing but it's better for your body if you go ahead with the salad and fork tongs instead of the Split the Tauntaun and Shove Luke Inside Method. (testing Dawn's movie knowledge)
Snort. Everyone knows it's from Star Wars although, I'll admit, I wasn't sure which episode it was from. When I googled it, I found this...
You know, because nothing says "I love you" like spilled entrails.

You'll be fine. Throwing up is nothing compared to a long recovery time.
Maybe for weirdos who don't mind throwing up, it is.

Yep, totally HATE throwing up. My SIL had surgery recently and they were able to add something to her i.v. during the surgery. It helped a little. She was terribly nauseous, so I asked the nurse for some more help (because, I am ALSO a joiner) they gave her another shot and that helped, big time. Unless, you're afraid of needles like me (BLECH!) well, then, maybe I can convince my husband that I, you know, NEED to fly out to Chicago for six weeks ;)
Are you kidding? I couldn't care less about needles! I had to give myself two shots a day in the tummy throughout my pregnancy. No big deal. But I think you should totally convince Garth (not his real name) to let you come to Chicago, Liz! Can't wait to see you next week! :)

You're going to think I'm crazy but I consulted an anesthesiologist before one of my surgeries. I said the same thing. I don't want to throw up. He told me it was a mind set. If you feel yourself becoming sick don't panic. Try to calm yourself. Take deep breaths. Think happy thoughts. Dawn! It worked! It worked so well that it's my mantra. I say it all the time!Deep breaths. Happy thoughts. STOP! I can hear you laughing!
Oh no, that wasn't laughter you heard. It was the sound of my eyes rolling. "A mind set"! I HATE throwing up, so believe me when I say, I do anything and everything I possibly can to avoid it. Deep breaths, pretending I'm at the beach, calming thoughts. But when your body decides to throw its digestive system in reverse, there's not much you can do about it.

That said, if you do general and they make a big will have an "apron" of skin that never pops back...You will get this gelatinous pooch that never goes away.
And this is different from the way my tummy looks now? When I say I have a 6-pack, I'm referring to my children (and maybe sometimes beer); not my abs.

Do you really have a tattoo? If so...where and what of?
It's a big blob of ink which is why you should never get a tattoo anywhere on your tummy area if you're planning on getting pregnant.


Mary said...

I know I'm late to this conversation, but I too get horribly sick from general anesthetic. When I had my gall bladder out five years ago, I said that to the anesthesiologist. He took it very seriously, said there were new drugs and I wouldn't get sick, and I didn't! The time before that, I had my wisdom teeth out in the early 80s and threw up for four days. So there's hope!

Tonia said...

When I was a kid we had a van (but it had no seats in the back - it had a bed for camping as car seats and seat belts were not required)and we had both a toilet and a fridge in it. When traveling, us kids used that toilet. I don't know where you could get one these days but it was just like a toilet in an RV except the tank was attached to the actual toilet (gross I know). I don't know what ran the fridge but it had a swinging door and was installed inside a cabinet my dad built with storage over it. It was just a normal size van. But like I said no seats so we had the space. Our car restraints were my parents arms swinging out to catch us as we flew off the bed towards the front of the van. I'm 38; it doesn't seem possible with the laws now. Anyhow, your video cracked me up (so true) as it reminded me of our old van.

Kari in CO said...

speaking of "rodents of unusual size", did you ever catch that mouse you heard scurrying around the house? I am terrified of any type of rodent and this is my biggest fear (getting one in the house). 3 years ago, we had 2 at my place of employment (very small place) and I nearly quit my job over it. True story! LOL

Tammy said...

Love SSO. Look forward to them every week. But out of curiosity, what is a blog of ink? LOL

V1nce said...

Things I learned today from Sunday Sound Out:

1. It should be Stay In Car Moms instead of Stay At Home Moms but the abbreviation would be SIC. Coincidence?

2. Dawn is not kidding when she says she wants a toilet and fridge installed in her van. A mini fridge is easy to do but the toilet - might I suggest a bumper dumper?

3. Using computer analysis of the dent in her van's door from the video I am confident to say it was either from a Toyota Prius or a lying anesthesiologist.

4. Manager Dave is a good sport.

5. If you hold your mouse at the 17 second mark of the video and keep clicking after Clayton "opens" the door its straight from Benny Hill.

Anonymous said...

thanks for answering my ? about homecoming. the only homecoming i've ever heard of is HS, and the only cheerleaders there are (aside from the really spendy private 'clubs') are HS, so i was sufficiently confused by all of this.

Julie H said...

Love the video! I'm ALWAYS in the car!

Unknown said...

Come on, Dawn. We all know that the ROUSs don't exist (cue the attack by the ugliest, biggest rodent anyone has ever seen...)!

Maureen said...

The fear of vomiting is called Emetophobia and there is an International Society of Emetophobia.

Miss Melissa said...

Have you tried aromatherapy in addition to anti-nausea medications? A lot of hospitals are offering this as an option now. Citrus, mint and lavender all seem to help my patients who are nauseated but can't have anti-emetics yet (or won't take them for whatever reason). And hey, it beats the hospital funk in terms of smelly-goodness. :)

V1nce said...

Melissa: if Dawn does the aromatherapy and still upchucks at least there will be a citrus, mint and lavender tinge to the *huuurk* aroma

Allison Hill said...

Actually, the "apron" of skin is way worse than any children-chocolate induced non-sixpack could be. If you painted it neon green people would think it was a fanny pack. Not cool. And no matter what you do it doesn't go away!

Unknown said...

A friend sent this to me, and it made me think of your blog. Enjoy...

Real Men

A real man is a woman's best friend. He will
never stand her up and never let her down.
He will reassure her when she feels insecure
and comfort her after a bad day.

He will inspire her to do things she never
thought she could do; to live without fear
and forget regret. He will enable her to
express her deepest emotions and give in to
her most intimate desires. He will make sure
she always feels as though she's the most
beautiful woman in the room and will enable
her to be confident, sexy,
seductive, and invincible.

No wait... sorry... I'm thinking of wine.

Its wine that does all that.......

Never mind.

Laura V. said...

I just remembered something that helped me with nausea and vomiting after general anesthesia... I told the anesth. that I was going to be sick and he whipped out an alcohol pad (yep, those same ones you used to wipe the area clean before you gave your blood thinner injections - I had to do that, too...)and laid it on my top lip and told me to breathe through my nose. After about 2 seconds of inhaling the alcohol the nausea was completely GONE.

I have horrible trouble with general anesthesia also and meds don't usually work. I had never even heard of this method, but I'm a believer now. I don't know how long it's safe to breathe in those fumes and I don't know why it works, but it does!

Unknown said...

I work in a recovery room. Definitely talk to the anesthesiologist, there are new drugs out there but old ones work great, too (like Benadryl), try the Scopolamine patch (you know the one people wear on cruises), put in on the night before (no matter what anyone tells you), and aromatherapy works! There is research out there that says that smelling alcohol (like Laura V. said) really works! I have tried it with patients, works wonders. Not to say you won't vomit and that vomiting doesn't suck but when you have no choice, there are things to try. Good luck!

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Just watched your stay at home mom video -- FUNNY! And cute! *And why are you in Kalamazooo???? xoxoxo miss ya!

And isn't the book coming out soon? xoxoxo

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