Take THAT, Celiac!
While on the Twin Cities ROCK (Raising Our Celiac Kids) walk last month (sidenote: fun event, great food fair, fun raffle and silent auction prizes, and all for a good cause: celiac research – be sure to go next May!), our family was walking with another family (friends of ours), and we were talking about stuff, catching up on all the tidbits of news and whatnot from when we last saw each other. (we get together quite often, but still oddly find stuff to talk about.) You know, typical conversation with good friends.
Our friends were commenting on my blog, which is nice to know that they take the time to read, since they aren’t celiacs. I think the conversation shifted to talking about the mis-perception that we celiacs are “picky eaters”, when we started joking around about it. It was from this string of celiac-inappropriate comments that we came up with an idea: a counter-point blog to mine (its alter-ego, as it were)….it would be called “Take THAT, Celiac!”
So, as we are walking, our friend (Scott) and I start talking about the blog topics that would serve as counter-point (he said / she said) posts to mine. And in this determination, we decided that the posts would consist entirely of a photo of some gluten-laden food, with the caption, “Take THAT, Celiac!”
(the gluten equivalent of “So there!” or “Oh, yeah? Well, whatever!”) Imagine…a whole blog with each post consisting of nothing but a photo and an idiotic caption.
I found this idea to be endlessly amusing and although incredibly inappropriate, it was hilarious to think about.
And….surprisingly, I have found that it has helped, in a bizarrely unexpected way, in dealing with all of the yummy stuff I can no longer eat. Since that day, when confronted with pangs of nostalgia for deep fried whatever, or some delicious pastry, I visualize the perfect photo of it posted on a blog with the words, “Take THAT, Celiac!” below.
It makes me laugh from the sheer idiocy of it.
If anyone did that in reality, I would be kind-of hurt and probably offended, but the thought of it as an idiotic comeback to logic and reason, well, it amuses me.
So…in my ramblings today, I just wanted to share that sometimes celiac disease is just stupid, and the only cure for the stupidness of it all is to out-stupid it. I take celiac disease sooooo seriously in reality, it is fun to now and again have a laugh about the absurdity of the situation. (this could just be me and my quirky sense of humor…. but if you think it is funny, let me know, because for some reason, I think it is hilarious.)
I have started a “takeTHATceliac” blog: NOT to actually follow-through on the photo/caption idea, but to prevent someone from actually using it to be mean with.
If you think this is stupid-funny, let me know! If you think this is just plain stupid, well, feel free to share as well.
But if you find yourself walking through a store and spotting some yummy-looking, gluten-filled whatever, I want you to pause for a second and picture what the photo of that would look like on the blog…and then the caption “Take THAT, Celiac!” If the absurdity of it all doesn’t at least make you crack a smile, well…. your sense of humor is probably more refined than mine. 🙂
BUT, if it makes you start giggling, I want to hear about it.
So whadaya’ say? Ready to conquer the gluten-filled world? Take THAT, Celiac! 😀