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February 13th, 2009

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11:32 am
You know what's fun? Okay, other than that.

Or that.

Or that-- listen, I'll tell you what's fun. When your olfactory sense gets all messed up and you stop tasting certain kinds of flavor. But I ain't celebrating right now. See, when your sense of taste goes crazy thanks to the miracle magical flavor tripping supertaster fruit stuff, at least you have fun with it. When it happens due to illness, the illness tends to carry the crankiness over to the taste buds.

For instance, during last night's dinner I was chagrined to discover that the salty and savory portions of my tastebuds had gone on strike, while the bitter tasters happily continued tasting all the bitter stuff. Mmm, mmm. The sweet and sour tasters didn't have much to do either. It seemed like it was totally the bitters' night.

And this morning, my sense of smell is doing roughly the same thing, though I can't exactly group it in the same easy five categories. I was unable to smell my freshly-watered oatmeal-in-a-cup this morning, but when I walked into the office bathroom, I could instantly tell someone had gone and dropped a bomb.

I feel like this is the ironic ending of a Twilight Zone episode. OH GAWD I BROKE MY READING GLASSES

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Date:February 13th, 2009 04:59 pm (UTC)
ew. sorry. sometimes my sense of smell gets all hyper, and then, well, I ride on the subway or something.
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Date:February 13th, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC)
Mine goes haywire sometimes, too. On Wednesday of this week, the entire world smelled to me like a urine-soaked homeless person. In a corporate office.
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Date:February 13th, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
us wimmins always have the hormones to answer for heightened smell sensations. sometimes i'm jealous of bf's deaf ear.
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Date:February 13th, 2009 06:04 pm (UTC)
Many moons ago after a short bout of illness I lost my sense of taste for 3 months. It was horrible. Everything was ass because my entire input relied on texture. The only thing that remotely tasted like anything was really spicy stuff, and really only the strong peppery aspect came through, nothing else.

I found out later that my using Zicam instead of actual medication probably contributed to it.
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Date:February 13th, 2009 07:04 pm (UTC)
Now, see, if my sense of taste is crummy due to the illness and I take the miracle wonder trip fruit, will it balance everything out?
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Date:February 13th, 2009 07:24 pm (UTC)
That is an excellent user icon. [applauds]
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Date:February 14th, 2009 12:09 am (UTC)
J. Arthur Crank lives on in each and every one of us.
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Date:February 13th, 2009 07:38 pm (UTC)
That was the first and only Twilight Zone episode that I saw. It was highly traumatizing as a very poorly-sighted child who couldn't stop reading. It still freaks me out but not as much... le sigh.

I don't have much of a sense of smell normally - I can barely smell milk and when I can, it ALWAYS smells bad to me and I have to have the boyfriend reality-check it. This doesn't seem to affect my sense of taste at all, though. I can definitely TASTE when the milk is bad...

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