Wednesday, September 13, 2006

food/gross lab association

hola readers (if i have any)...

2 days ago i had my first food/gross lab association experience. it wasn't good. if you are queasy, then maybe you should stop reading, or maybe not. it's not that bad...

i had gone to a quaint little mexican restaurant in downtown podunk, and ordered a "pitorrito", whatever the heck that is. my lunch date ordered a burrito of some sort. when the plates were set out in front of us, we both gasped. smothered all over our respective burrito-like food items, was a thick, greasy, melted SHEET of YELLOW CHEESE! he gasped and made some "that looks so unhealthy" type sounds (referering to all the grease and whatnot). i gasped because i had flashed back to gross lab, where the melted greasy yellow cheese looked quite strikingly similar to yummy back fat. i immediately became a little nauseous, and while my date was making snarky comments about our dishes, i carefully pushed aside all the cheese, and ate a few bites. it took every ounce of non-throwup power i had to eat it.

so if that wasn't bad enough, in lab that day (yes...AFTER lunch) we were to expose the pectoralis muscles and take a gander at some wonderful nerves and blood vessels. easy enough. however, after making the skin flaps, we were left with a beautiful layer of thick yellow greasy FAT to contend with. our profs wanted us to "reflect" the fat. that means they wanted us to keep all the fat in one big layer, one big sheet, rather than cut off little chunks of fat. so off we go, carefully separating the fat from the underlying fascia and keeping it in one long thick blubbery sheet, and i can't help but get a little sick feeling from my memory of lunch. come to think of it, i'm getting a little nauseous now recanting the story, so maybe i should stop. all that rancid stinky greasy fat...ugh...and the grease was dripping off the sides of our tank onto the floor, making it slippery. the whole time i was cutting i was trying not to imagine someone gnawing on the fat sheet, because it really did look like a nice block of yellow cheese. shudder.

i hope your day is swell, whoever reads that. no more mexican food for me for a while.

chao!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

sounds kinda delicious

Anonymous said...

ahhhhhh

Just imagine what STOMACH FLAB is going to look like....hahaha.

Goose said...

Weird... I just became both slightly nausiated and hungry at the same time.