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Ex.: “Will the senator yield f…

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Ex.: “Will the senator yield for a question?” “Um, yes, sir.” “What time do you close?”

Will the senator yield for a q…

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Will the senator yield for a question? (That is how I now preface all questions after re-watching MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON.)

HA! RT @DrewAtHitFix @ericdsni…

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

HA! RT @DrewAtHitFix @ericdsnider I knew Weinberg shouldn’t have watched “A Serbian Film” and then gone back to your room.

I wish I had written this revi…

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

I wish I had written this review of BABIES. Just know that it reflects my sentiments. http://is.gd/bSUxc (via @erickohn)

Pretty sure I’m pregnant. In a…

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Pretty sure I’m pregnant. In addition to symptoms previously mentioned (http://bit.ly/d9ol4D), have eaten all day yet am still ravenous.

I like that “turn of the centu…

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

I like that “turn of the century” still usually means early 1900s, not early 2000s. Suck it, current century!

RT @RandyTayler Considering th…

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

RT @RandyTayler Considering the type of people who are most likely to invent a time machine, I bet its first use will be fixing Episode I.

From my blog: Mazel tov to me!…

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

From my blog: Mazel tov to me! http://bit.ly/d9ol4D

Congratulate me on my blessed event

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

So here’s what happened to me this morning. I arose at my customary hour and went about my usual routine. The specifics of the hour and the routine are of no import. The only unusual thing was that my lower back was hurting when I got up, but even this is not entirely unheard of. Apart from that, an absolutely normal day.

Then, while at my desk, I was suddenly struck by a wave of nausea. Not the kind where you feel it creeping on gradually, but the kind where you suddenly realize, wow, I’m going to throw up RIGHT NOW.

I thought — and maybe even said aloud — “Huh. That’s weird.” For I had done nothing to cause nausea. I had consumed only what I usually consume in the morning: a glass of Slim-Fast and an apple. Not only are these things relatively healthy, they are what I consume every day. Even if I were starting each day with a glass of Jack Daniels and a pie, my body would be used to it by now.

Still, the evidence was incontrovertible. I was going to vomit. There being no reason for it didn’t change the fact that it was going to occur. I vomit so infrequently that this was, in itself, a momentous occasion. That it was to happen apparently unprovoked just made it more so.

I hurried to the bathroom and assumed the usual position, retched a couple times, and brought up only a couple small bits of apple. Nothing else. Yet I immediately felt relieved, though sweaty, and my day went back to normal.

So what happened? The only conclusion that makes any sense, given that I woke up with a sore lower back and had a sudden bout of nausea, is that I am pregnant. Neither of the two things normally required for pregnancy — i.e., being a woman and having recently had sex — apply to me, but what else could it be? And now that I look more closely at my gut, I do seem to be “showing.” Like I need another mouth to feed, in addition to my own, which obviously I am barely capable of feeding already.

It’s a little tacky that the w…

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

It’s a little tacky that the word “grave” appears so frequently in the obits for Lynn Redgrave. TOO SOON.

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