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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Whereas My Fears Are Confirmed

Gilberto just got home from work.

Me: Honey! Come see what I posted on my blog today.

Gilberto: What is it?

Me: It's a video of a woman that gets bitten by a mosquito and ends up with a fly egg in her scalp that grows into a maggot!

Gilberto: Oh, is it the kind with all the little maggots?

Me: Huh? What?

Gilberto: Yeah, I had that once. On my thumb. Part of it swelled and got really hard, and I couldn't remember hitting it or doing anything that would make it get so big and painful. After a few days I started digging, and when it popped a bunch of little maggots fell out.

Me: Oh my God. Are you serious? What did you do?

Gilberto: I just squeezed them out and then ran my hand under water and put on some alcohol. It wasn't a big deal. So did she have the one that's really big?

Me: Yeah. Just one big one.

Gilberto: My dog used to get those! We had to squish them before pulling them out. In Brasil, though, their heads were kind of hairy!

Me: Oh. Wow. Okay then. You know, I was kind of hoping that the whole mosquito maggot thing was just a WORSE CASE scenario. So let's not talk about it anymore, okay? If we do, you risk me not following you to your homeland.

And that's all we have to say about that.

24 comments:

  1. YIKES!!!! I have never even heard of that before. So gross!!!! We are never going outside again...hahaha!

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  2. P.S. I couldn't watch the video. I'm a bit squeamish... :)

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  3. Oh my. And the husband acts like it's no biggie. I'd probably STILL be screaming.

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  4. Oh my, I feel for you. I really do.

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  5. And so matter of fact about it - did you make him sleep on the couch last night?!?

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  6. Oh no - how grosssssss!!! I didn't watch the video either, but I do have a nice mental image in my head now ;-)

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  7. Hmm, wow. Eric wants to go camping this weekend. In Brasil. I love camping. Well, I used to. My bed in my apartment with the windows shut tight is sounding better and better. Eeeeewwwww!

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  8. What are the chances of that happening to you?

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  9. Wow. That is so disgusting....I have never ever heard of such a thing! Glad I'm not eating right now...well it is almost lunch time. Maybe I'll wait...I can't get these images out of my mind!

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  10. OMIGOD! Now I'm terrified of growing maggots with my body! :) EEK! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

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  11. oh honey that's sooo gross!!

    seriously just gross!!

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  12. Ew! Now I'm a little freaked out! I can't even imagine...

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  13. I think I would have a complex for the rest of my life if something like that happened to me. Seriously, I would need therapy and probably medication to keep me calm!

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  14. That is so crazy, and your husband's response, isn't that something you should have screened him for before you married him?

    So gross, that video...

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  15. Yet another reason to hate mosquitos ... YUCK! Thanks for stopping in my blog the other day!

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  16. OMG, I don't know what is worse, the one big maggot or the many tiny ones. That is just beyond disgusting.

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  17. Oh. I don't even know what to say except... yuk. It's probably a good thing he didn't tell you sooner!

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  18. LMAO Thanks for the laugh! Yeah that sounded pretty darn yucky! Bleck!!

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  19. Oh yuck. I can't even imagine. I think I would have to die if that ever happened. Ewww! I'm going to wait on the video, until morning time. I don't want to have bad dreams!

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  20. oh my god i have the hibby gibbies now. I feel a strong urge to go shower despite showering 40 minutes ago! yuck.

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  21. I'm still far too traumatized by that VIDEO to leave a coherent comment.


    Auds at Barking Mad

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  22. i love how he's all non-chalant about it! what the heck is that?! joking is all good and fun, but i stop laughing when real maggots start spouting out of your thumb!!!

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