More Allergies…

So today I had another allergic reaction to nothing at all. My parents convinced me to go to the doc, so yeah…

My lips instantaneously swelled up again, no idea why. First I thought it was the chocolate, but I guess it wasn’t.

There were no appointments at family health, so I had to go to the UCC, sort of an Urgent Care facility. After explaining this incident, the previous one and any other allergies I have they  decided to give me a Benadryl IV.

The Captain that originally saw me sent in an Airman 1st Class and a Senior Airman (A1C and SrA respectively) to give it to me. Both are low ranks, E3 and E4, both were still training… I knew I was in for trouble.

I hate needles to begin with, the skin piercing makes me nauseous. So I told the A1C that he had one chance, and that he had a lot to live up to since my dad was a nurse in the Army and could stick even the most troublesome veins. I think I might have made him nervous, because he lost it. My vein collapsed on him and he couldn’t get it back! So he got another Captain. She asked if there was a history in my family with then being hard to stick, and I told her my mom was and that my dad was the only person who could ever find her veins. And after the Captain finally found one she revealed to me that I have small veins too, like my mother. But she got out on the first try. Which was good.

After the needle was in she told me she had to push done saline through to make sure it was good and that it would taste salty. I always thought that was a myth, but sure enough I got this weird salt watery taste in my mouth and started laughing! My husband thought it was rather funny, and the Captain thought my reaction was amusing. Then the Benadryl went in, I sat back, and waited.

Then the first Captain came back in, he seemed surprised that the swelling in my lips hadn’t gone down and advised me to see an allergy specialist and possibly a neurologist since the swelling came before or after a bad headache both times.

Needless to say it was an eventful day, and the Benadryl didn’t make me drowsy. Which was the weirdest part…

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Sugar Sunday!

So today I have these apple omelettes! Super cute, chocolate heart covered sponge cakes folded around a cream and apple jelly filling!

One of my favorite treats from the fish market in Hachinohe!

There’s not much to say about them other than that they are very yummy and super sweet. So sweet that I can’t have more than one in a single sitting!

They remind me of the Swiss Rolls I used to peel apart when I was younger! :p

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Out Shopping

Last week I went out shopping in Shimoda and Hachinohe with Lady S. She’s kinda crazy, but someone I enjoy hanging out with a lot.

We started out getting lunch at her and her husband’s favorite ramen place, which was a new one for me. It’s nick named ‘Cat Balls’ because the sign outside has a huge cat on it with a giant set of them…. it’s weird… Needless to say, I won’t be changing my ramen house of choice, I enjoy Thunder Ramen a lot more.

On the way to Hachinohe I was telling her about how much I wanted a bunny, and almost ended up with one if it wasn’t for the fact that I would have to bunny proof the house and that I would rather have my dog instead. So, she decided to stop at a pet store. Two to be exact… One was dogs, where she got her two, but they also had a goat……

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New goat friend xp

Then we went to one in the mall that sold the Norwegian mini bunnies I want as well as hedgehogs, one of which I also want….. so adorable. No pictures though, the store clerk was helping another customer standing right next to us…. We messed around and walked through the mall afterward, not really doing much aside from the arcade.

We also stopped by the fish market on our way to Shimoda to get my husband his favorite squid cake things. I also saw the BIGGEST apple I have ever seen in my LIFE!!!! I just about died! I seriously regret getting one, and I have never felt that way about an apple…. Seriously this thing was at least 6-7 inches in diameter! Honestly the picture does not accurately show it’s size, I will get one…… Awesome stuff.

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The giant ass apples in the Hachinohe fish market

At Shimoda mall we spent majority of the time in the arcade, she loves her arcades. We played that weird circle rhythm game again, forcing me to play it on super hard with my retarded hand/eye coordination.

Shimoda Mall arcade, first floor.

Shimoda Mall arcade, first floor.

…. And then I saw them… The backpack of all backpacks, the randoseru. For those that don’t know, randoseru are the super square backpacks all the elementary and sometimes middle school students carry as part of their uniform. Most always seen in anime and Japanese movies. I have wanted one for the longest time, since I can remember first seeing them in Sailor Moon back in the early 2000s. Needless to say, I will have one. I have plans to turn it into a camera bag since I can think of no other use for one. But priced at anywhere from 30,000¥ to 60,000¥ (roughly $300 to $600) it might be a little bit. I’ve proposed getting it as my anniversary/Christmas gift. Since both are coming up really soon. ;p

RANDOSERU!!!!! All the needs!!!!

RANDOSERU!!!!! All the needs!!!!

Anyway, we ended the day by running some small errands like stopping at Sanwado, Yamada, and JoyM. As well as getting sammiches for dinner.

But that’s not all……. After I had finally decided to go to bed, my husband calls me at 3:30am. I was sound asleep and it was the best sleep I had had in a while…. “Babe, I had a blow out. I’m on the side of the road just before the beach. I need you to bring the car so I can put my tools and this stupid microwave in it and for you to help me change the tire.” Oh husband, he’s lucky I said “for better or for worse” because I was on the verge of strangling him. The cause? My dear, dear husband had neglected to check the wear on his tires, for a month. Which is something you should do when the camber on your car is super crazy like his. The band and wire mesh was showing through, I’m surprised it didn’t happen sooner. Then I couldn’t go back to sleep. So my schedule was screwed for a few days. But it’s all good now.

It was a very long day, fun and frustrating, but long. :p

Home Wrecking Game

After watching his favorite lets-play channel, Game Grumps, on YouTube the past few days my husband thought it would be a smashing idea if we bought Monopoly. Danny and Erin, the hosts of Game Grumps, played the Wii version and for some reason it made him want to bring this home wrecking game into our house. This board game, simple as it may seem, has single-handedly ruined millions of families…. probably…. either way it causes lots of animosity amongst it’s players……..

MonopolyIt started innocently enough, about half way through all the properties were bought and we were both doing well, had lots of cash in our coffers….

The high point of the game

The high point of the game

Then I got tired…. it was close to my bedtime. And on top of that he had bought a hotel on Boardwalk around 11:30p….. aaaaaaaaaand I landed on it…. $2,000… and it was too much work in my state of tiredness and soreness from sitting on the floor to do the math to mortgage my properties…. So after 4 hours of playing, I folded. Because screw math when you’re half asleep.

Sugar Sunday!

Since it’s starting to get very cold out here I’m going to share my favorite summer treat. I don’t know exactly what they’re called but they are the best!

They’re basically just ice pops that tastelike watermelon and honey dew melon, but they’re not super sweet and sugary. Just really refreshing and yummy!

That’s not even the best party though! Each one has little bits of chocolate coated crispies in it! The honey dew has white chocolate and the watermelon has regular milk chocolate! I love them!

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Oh Allergies…

I’m allergic to a lot of thinks, mostly skin care related and never food… I’ve never had a food allergy until I moved here.

An online acquaintance of mine bought these things called Futura Choco Egg. They are like the European Kinder Eggs where it’s a milk and white chocolate egg around a yellow capsule that contains a toy. I grabbed 5 because they remind me of my childhood in Germany and contained Pokémon toys!

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I may have bought 5, but it only took one. Within an hour of eating one my lips were swollen to three times their normal size. And nearly 12 hours later I woke up to vomit and it was full of undigested chocolate. Now, I’m not a doctor but I’m pretty sure after 12 hours it would be out of my stomach….

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Anywho, I ended up with crazy nausea and a hard core migraine for 4 days until I finally felt like myself again…

Needless to say, I won’t be eating the others for risk of a Allergic reaction as well as the risk of being hospitalized… But at least I have 5 new Pokémon figurines! 😀

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Only 4 are pictured, I got two Fennikin.

Sugar Sunday!

So it’s Sunday again, and it’s time for another sweet treat!

These are super yummy! They are Ramune hard candies, and the fizz up and stuff! My faves are the peach and coke flavors, but they’re all pretty yummy.

Not much to say about these though… other than that I got them at Universe… 😀

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