Friday, May 12, 2006

Scent-sitive


I always knew I had a very sensitive nose and an even more sensitive stomach. Friends used to laugh because it was as if I could puke on command. Well, not really. I'm just very sensitive when it comes to smells. It's a little embarrassing.

I LOVE Chinatown, but for some reason, my tummy cannot handle the odors. WHAT IS that smell anyway??

Then there was the time many moons ago when I visited Miyajima Island in Hiroshima, Japan with a British friend of mine. We were walking around saw this Japanese guy selling deer skin....only he had the carcasses of the deer hanging from hooks. "Don't look now, but..." my friend started to alert me, but it was too late. BLEHHHHHHHHH...I puked right there and then. I just cannot control my pukey self.

I've come up with a list of Smells I love & Smells I hate:
Smells I love:
1) that milky new baby smell
2) roses
3) brewed coffee
4) homemade bread baking in the oven
5) freshly cut grass
6) laundry right off the clothesline (yeppers, I don't use the dryer in the summer. Saves energy/hydro. I only do this at J's and my house because at the inn we have way too much laundry to do and we have to use the dryer)
7) hubby
8) pear glace body lotion from victoria's secret
9) lit candles (unscented though- some candle fragrances give me wicked headaches)
10) vanilla

Smells I can't stand:
1) coffee breath
2) cigarettes, cigarette smoke, cigarette breath...
3) B.O.
4) puppy breath (sorry, Chance. I love you, but your breath smells like butt)
5) kitty breath (even worse than dog breath! Nala's breath always smells like fish even if we never feed her fish!)
6) litter boxes and cat poopy
7) the dump (yep, we have to bring all our separated garbage to the garbage dump ourselves)
8) decomposing organic matter (I have a little bin for my compost inside the house that needs to be brought outside but I sometimes forget it's there and when I do remember and open the lid, the smell makes me want to hurl.
9) liquid manure (you heard correctly. Some of the farmers here spread liquid manure on the fieldsto fertilize the soil. Works like magic, but depending on which direction the wind blows, the stuffsmells like...well, you don't want to know what it smells like! LOL)
10) the smell of meat cooking--just reminds me too much of burning flesh. I know...I'm a weirdo.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

LOL!! You're too funny Chris! you are right though. There's nothing that smells as good as a newborn baby. That milky smell is to die for! But on the flipside, Taylor's newborn baby poopie smell isnt that great! LOL

Dina said...

oh boy are you ever right about sensitive noses...I too cannot stand bad smells and can smell something from way further away than most normal noses...
Lucky for me my workplace is a scent free zome, meaning employees must not wear scented products including perfumes, stinky hair products etc...

Chrissy121875 said...

Awesome!! I get really nauseous whenever I smell heavy perfumes. For this reason, I can't walk through the perfume section in department stores! Makes me want to wretch!

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