Politics, Weather, Photography, and the Dog
Saturday 18 January 2014

I recently had a routine checkup, and my doctor suggested revisiting the allergy tests I had way back in 1988. Only now, they have a blood test for most allergies, obviating the uncomfortable patch test I had to go through way back when.

Nothing has really changed except my sensitivity to cats, which has gone down. When I was a kid they made me sneeze; now, they just make my eyes water if I forget myself and forget to wash my hands after patting a cat.

That's all a long setup for this bit of doggerel that I came up with when I got the test results. They really tested for nearly all of these things.

Ahem.

I'm not one bit allergic to peanuts,
Nor scallops, nor soybeans, nor clams,
Nor hickory trees, nor cedars, nor bees,
Nor elms, ashes, mushrooms, or yams.
Not cats, not dogs, not milk, not snogs,
Not pigweed, not elder, not thistles,
Not mold fumigatus (of gens aspergillus),
Not elder, not pecan, not whistles.
It's only the poop that's too tiny to scoop
From vermin we know of as dust mites
Making me sneeze and spray lots of Febreeze.
Yes, I'm allergic to gross little mite shites.

Yes, The Daily Parker ever strives to raise literary standards on the Internets.

Saturday 18 January 2014 17:00:05 CST (UTC-06:00)  |  | Kitchen Sink#
Search
On this page....
On Allergies
Countdowns
The Daily Parker +3202d 02h 45m
My next birthday 15d 08h 45m
Parker's 9th birthday 299d 10h 28m
Categories
Aviation (322) Baseball (108) Best Bars (5) Biking (43) Chicago (866) Cubs (195) Duke (132) Geography (314) Higher Ground (5) Jokes (282) Kitchen Sink (624) London (41) Parker (185) Daily (204) Photography (139) Politics (302) US (1059) World (241) Raleigh (20) Readings (8) Religion (62) San Francisco (83) Software (196) Blogs (72) Business (222) Cloud (89) Cool links (130) Security (98) Travel (175) Weather (676) Astronomy (77) Windows Azure (59) Work (45) Writing (8)
Links
Archive
<August 2014>
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
272829303112
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31123456
Full archive
Blogroll
About
David Braverman and Parker
David Braverman is a software developer in Chicago, and the creator of Weather Now. Parker is the most adorable dog on the planet, 80% of the time.
Legal
All content Copyright ©2014 David Braverman.
Creative Commons License
The Daily Parker by David Braverman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License, excluding photographs, which may not be republished unless otherwise noted.
Admin Login
Sign In
Blog Stats
Total Posts: 4433
This Year: 331
This Month: 28
This Week: 5
Comments: 0