Wednesday, December 14, 2005

I got my first Christmas present

Aaahhh, the cold and flu season has finally paid a visit to Mr. Shife. I am such a lucky bastard. I got a flu shot this year, I have been taking 1000 mg of Vitamin C, but I still got a visit from the cold fairy. In an effort to minimize the horribleness that is a cold, I have been taking Airborne 5 times a day and increased my daily Vitamin C intake to 1500 mg. Well it turns out that every dose of Airborne contains 1000 mg, and combined with all the orange juice I have been throwing back I am putting down more than 7000 mg of Vitamin C a day. Guess what one of the side effects of too much Vitamin C is? Gas. I am having a fart marathon with myself. For some reason my co-workers are wearing haz-mat suits when they come by my desk. I am a biological disaster. I feel like I just fueled up for a shuttle mission to Mars. I have a full payload. Remember Pigpen from the Peanuts and Charlie Brown? That is me, except I am being trailed by a Vitamin C mushroom gas cloud. Ooops, there goes another one. Mrs. Shife is going to love me tonight, but at this time of year it is better to give than to receive.

25 comments:

meghansdiscontent said...

How sexy are you?
Woo hoo.

swedishnurse said...

According to the MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: "Vitamin C is water soluble and is regularly excreted by the body. Therefore, toxicity is very rare. Amounts greater than 2,000 mg/day, however, are not recommended because such high doses can lead to stomach upset and diarrhea."

All I have to say is WOW.

Andraste said...

mrshife, the one man ozone killer!

Mostly, you'll just eventually pee out the C you don't need, but my sympathies do go out to the missus until that happens.

mrshife said...

MD -- I am just a giant ball of sexy.

SN -- Thanks for information. It has not been a pleasant 2 days.

Andraste -- I got stuff coming out of all of my holes.

T. Leach said...

Pamper her with a little "Dutch Oven" treatment.

Denise said...

It's not July yet!

the_mrs said...

You got a flu shot?

What are you, like, 77 years old?

;)

Steph said...

Hey Gas man! Look at it this way. You got some home made fuel right there. you won't be cold this winter ;)

angel, jr. said...

Well, at least we know you won't get scurvy.
It's the number one anti-oxidant of the G.I. tract (absorbs all those free radicals).
And you'll also hydroxylate all the proline and lysine for collagen synthesis!!!
Can you tell that I just studied vitamins for my exam?

the duck said...

dude, there is such a thing as "too much information". are you ever not battling gastrointestinal problems? yikes!

oh, and amen the mrs. that's my opinion on it too. save the flu shots for the elderly, who actually need it.

The Scarlett said...

The upside of having a clogged nose is being blissfully unaware of the smell intensity of those farts.

Get yourself some Zicam. It really works. And I'm not giving you any links because you might suddenly think I'm a Zicam-spammer and well, I don't want to be known as that.

Take care of yourself! Fluids! Rest! Less Vitamin C! And I am sooooo sounding like the mom I am.

cher said...

i bet your pee is bright yellow!

SuperSpyGal said...

Wow..I think I know WAY too much about you now !!..Mrs Shife deserves a medal .....LOL

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cher said...

out of all the people who took their word thingy off, why are you the only one getting spam? even the spam has good taste i guess.

meghansdiscontent said...

I hope I'm not blown away by your sexiness.

Blonde said...

Airborne is to ONLY be taken at the FIRST SIGN of a cold. Once the cold is full blown, then Airborne is useless. That is what the instructions say and I am a diehard Airborne fan. Trust me...I'm a blonde.

I take a shitload of Vitamin C everyday. I still stand by my grandmother's cure she brought here from Ireland: cup of hot tea, double shot of whiskey...drink hot and go right to bed. You sweat worse then Patrick Ewing, but you will wake up bright eyed and bushy tailed.

Take care...

nicole said...

JEBUS, Shife! Why do I imagine this orange plume of smoke wafting out of your nether region??

Yes, your wife is the real victim here. I'll say a prayer for her. :)

SugarHigh said...

holy gas mask batman, you are toxic! LMAO!
have you started turning a slight shade of oompa loompa yet?

Scottish Toodler said...

I've been sick for the last few days myself, although not with the flu. Tis the season. Too much Vitamin C is hard on your liver, and actually people get sick the most from not washing their hands enough. That's end of my public service announcement. I am rather dull when I am ill, I think....

missy said...

I see that while I'm on holiday, you have become a weapon of mass destruction.

Luke said...

Haha, I've never heard of such a thing. Steer clear of mrshife!

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