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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A Smelly Day

Today seems to have a theme and the theme is Nasty Smells. This morning when I went to get Maia Belle out of her crib, she was soaked with pee and smelled really strongly of chemicals...I can liken it to a gallon of Desitin diaper rash cream. However I do not use diaper rash cream on her so I do not know why her pee smells so bad.  
The next smell kind of veers from the theme just a little bit. I went to Wal Mart to buy groceries because my neighbor told me that I would save a ton of money.  In the produce section I looked for cilantro which is a staple food in my house and when I found it, it smelled like nothing. If you are familiar with cilantro, you know that it has a really strong fresh herbal smell to it. The stronger the smell, the better the cilantro. I must have stood there for 5 minutes picking up every bunch of cilantro and holding to my nose to smell it. People probably thought I was a drug addict fiending for drugs but settling for snorting cilantro. To my surprise and dismay, out of all 50 bunches, I found none that put off any sort of cilantro odor. Was it fake? Or is this just the quality of Wal Mart food? I bought it anyways. 
 The next odor involves Maia Belle again...poor girl. Before putting her down for her afternoon nap, I caught a whiff of the nastiness that dwelt in her diaper. You would think that the girl had eaten a gallon of spicy chili from how bad her diaper smelled. It was so bad that I gagged while changing her and to make matters worse, she was not yet done, and pooped more while I was in the middle of changing her. 
 Can you handle the last of my theme stories...while putting the groceries from Wal Mart away, my sense of smell was piqued again. As I smelled each of the things I was putting away, I found the culprit to be the chicken I had purchased. I think my nose hairs were singed by the putrid odor leaking from that chicken. It smelled like it had been killed over a year ago. Again my gag reflex came in to play and I decided that the great prices at Wal Mart are not worth it. Not only do they sell fake herbs, they sell old rotten chicken as well that has a sell by date of 2 weeks from now. Can you imagine what it would smell like in 2 weeks? 
 Needless to say, I am over my theme for the day and will be returning the decomposing chicken. I hope you are all having a nice smelling day, unlike me!  


Tiffany said...

Note to self...don't buy from Walmart.

gurli said...

Oooh, that sounds yucky. There are some things you can't compromise on. Cilantro is not expensive so buying it at Vons or Ralphs is worth the extra pennies. As for the chicken, look for sales and buy extra to freeze for future consumption.