Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Dear Diary 2: BLARRRGH!
The very first entry in my diary listed my job aspirations. I didn't write in my diary very regularly. The entries at age eight were few and far between. But I thought I'd share one more entry from the innocent age of eight. Because the majority of the remainder of my entries are mostly about....boys!
Saturday July 21
Mon. July 16 we went horse back riding and my horses name was Pal my moms Bay Mare Dad's Jean Denise's Pepper. The next day I was sick. I threw up 2 times. It was pink. See you later diary.
Apparently I didn't think my diary cared about punctuation or correct grammar...
I clearly remember that day. We were at my grandparent's cabin in northern Wisconsin. I am thinking that either the pink was from Pepto Bismol or lots of candy since we were on vacation. Not that I should sit and ponder about the contents of my puke. I should also note that It was pink was scratched out with pencil. My sister and mom peeked into my new diary and made fun of me for describing the color of my launched lunch. So I got embarrassed and scratched it out. Little did I know then that it would be a topic for a blog post much later!
I read this entry last week as I was perusing my diary. This past week I wrote three paragraphs about vomit in my middle grade book. I did describe the regurgitate. Why? Because I do think a fifth grade would notice such things. It's gross. But slightly intriguing. As I wrote, I also brainstormed many ways to say throw up: vomit, barf, regurgitate, stomach sludge, puke, hurl, blow chunks. Then I googled "other words for puke" and added these (don't you love google?): ralph, shout at your shoes, eject, toss your cookies, spew, launch lunch, upchuck, talk to the carpet, involuntary personal protein spill, un-eat, reverse drinking, and my personal favorite- scream cookies.
Now aren't you glad you stopped here at my blog today? Did I miss any words? Feel free to add more in the comments. Do you think Angela has vomit at the Bookshelf Muse yet?
What disgusting things has your character done lately?
EDITED: I just googled images to go with this to see if there were any funny cartoon throw up pictures to post with this. Warning: don't google vomit in images. I'm gagging. I'll just post the picture of my diary again. You are welcome.