Amaranth and Blueberries - or "My Left Butt Cheek Hurts"

Dec 18, 2008 at 10:03 AM
Thank God for Shelley. She is the only person who noticed I wasn't drunk, I was having an allergic reaction to the Tequila. God bless her.

Oh but there's more.

It's a long story involving hormigas, allergies, a systemic strep infection I didn't know I had, tequila, another allergic reaction, my kidney and a very handsome doctor telling me "We need to put a few shots in your butt." and "No more alcohol for you due to the strain on your kidney."

The good news is, today, after juggling pill bottles for some rather powerful medications for a full 24 hours, I am starting to feel well again.

Feels good to feel human again.

Except that the double shot that the doctor put into the left butt cheek muscle is seriously killing me today.

If ants are intelligent, can't I just sue the collective anthill that I stood on for the pain inflicted, plus damages, through and including the aching left butt cheek? Or could I expect a countersuit for leaving my chair leg situated over their primary egress point?


I went to some naturopathic allergist doctor once for allergy testing and the only foods I was NOT somewhat agressively allergic to at the time were


And that was it.

Guess how much I hate Amaranth?

So I have basically ignored any formal list and just started a trial and error methodology.

I may need to rethink that standard operating basis in light of the whole "I want to travel the world and try new stuff" think.

I wonder where I can find Amaranth and blueberries in Costa Rica?


  1. Cat Says:

    I'm sorry, but what the hell is amaranth? Seriously, never heard of it. And OH MY GOD what kind of hell ants did you mess with? Obviously, they were the gang-banging ants, hatin' on whitey and bustin' a cap in you. Because they messed you up for shizzle!

    I'm glad you're feeling better though.

  2. desi Says:

    @Cat Amaranth is a grain you are only familiar with if you grew up with 70s hippies for parents.

  3. Oh wow, that sucks. Restricted diets really restrict a lot of your life, considering how many times a day eating is required. As you heal your body should be able to tolerate a wider variety of different foods. In the meantime, sheesh, I dunno, all I can say is Good Luck!

  4. Shelley Says:

    I think we need to get you to Yaelle for some serious allergy treatment!

  5. Cat Says:

    My 'rents were most def not hippies. I'm a child of the 70s disco freaks. I know what cocaine is though.