Wednesday, June 16, 2010

China: Day Two, Pearls are Kinda Gross


Yeah, doesn't make you wanna get all dressed up and drape on a string of pearls, does it?

The average shell carries about 24 of these little jewels. I guess I've watched too many cartoons where there's only one. The wives at home had told their guys that they wanted lavender pearls. I'd never heard of them.

We arrived at the Pearl Factory and watched a demonstration where we learned all about them and then had a chance to buy all we wanted. They're beautiful, but after watching that first image LIVE, not for me. Plus, I rarely wear lavender.



P.S. I'm not ignoring you guys. I have giardia. Ugly. And I think I got it drinking that tea on the second to last day that was just kinda warm. It occurred to me later that it probably hadn't been boiled properly. I'm sick and frankly, it sucks...except for the weight loss. To come home with all of these stories and not one drop of energy to tell them is a bummer. But hey, I'm tryin', ok?

P.P.S. If you haven't entered for the drawing for something from China, just add your name in the comments. I'll pool everyone that's entered into one big pot and give you something cool that I brought back. Promise. Soon, mkai?

29 comments:

Lola said...

Yuck! Sorry to hear you are feeling under the weather. Hope you're feeling better soon.

Lola
Lola's Diner

Dana said...

So China id kind of like Mexico? Don't drink the water? Hope you are feeling better soon!

Evil Twin's Wife said...

Ugh! I hope you feel better soon. But, I do love those lavender pearls. :-)

J.J. said...

I'm not into white or black pearls, but those lavendar ones are purty!

Hope you feel better SOON!!!

Munchkinland said...

I definitely agree with J.J. Bring me some pearls back! :P

SkylersDad said...

I hope you get better soon, and I had no idea about multiple pearls either!

Jormengrund said...

I'm not sure, but it kind of looked to me like that oyster was more of some kind of Vag stand-in.

Meh. Being sick sucks. Eat some oranges, since what you've got is basically a mutated form of scurvy, and the acid in the fruit helps to clear it!

Micky-T said...

...and boil me up, another pot of tea...

Hope you feel better soon!

nitebyrd said...

Feel better soon!

Gods! That oyster is HUGE! And, yeah - YUCK!

Golden To Silver Val said...

Wow, I always thought like you...one oyster, one pearl. Reality is a lot more gross than what I could have ever pictured though. ewwwww. Sorry you're icky...feel better soon. Watch out you don't get dehydrated!

CheekyMonkey said...

I'm with Jormengrund, I thought that was some gross Jayjay photo... And yeah, I'm with you now, certainly don't want any of those pearls.

Can't WAIT to see pictures and get your amazing stories, I missed youuuuuuu!!!!

Grant said...

Oh, sure, blame the land of bunny for your intestinal distress. It's more likely that you got it from some feckin' Western food. Admit it - you ate a cheeseburger since you got back, didn't you? :p

J said...

Giardia is brutal! My friend and her son both had it and poor little man had a relapse. Apparently it hadn't completely left his system with the first treatment. Hope you feel better. Drink pedialyte to rehydrate it's better for you than gatorade or powerade.

Akelamalu said...

Pearls are so beautiful it's hard to believe they look so gross in their natural habitat isn't it?

Sorry to hear you're poorly, have a ((HUG))

Gina said...

Yuck to the pearls and the giardia. Feel better soon.

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

ugh...so sorry you got ill, but traveling like that opens you to viruses. Make sure you keep up with your doctor.

Add my name please

Charlene said...

While I love the idea of a natural pearl necklace, they have always been beyond my budget. After seeing that image I'm glad I don't own pearls!

Hope you feel well soon!

Jones said...

feel better soon, love the blog.

Dr Zibbs said...

That is gross!

Slyde said...

ouch! hope your feelign better..

Indi said...

That oyster resembles an alien ling or some thing... just thought I'd say that,

Indi



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佳梅 said...

How about the sorted out products..................................................

Awake In Rochester said...

A lesbian who doesn’t like lavender! Te he! The pears look beautiful.

Hope you feel better soon! When you feel up to it, I hope that you drop by my blog. I wrote a post called “Homosexuality Similar to Alcoholism”? I’d be interested to hear your opinion. ;)

Jeanne said...

I experienced something similar after a trip to Mexico--kind of takes the luster off the pearls, doesn't it?

James said...

The inside of that looks like something from the Alien films....hope you feel better soon.

Micky said...

I had no idea that lavender pearls even existed! I LOVE purple..I want them...
PS Sorry you're not feeling well hope you get better soon.

Jude said...

Hope you're feeling back to normal by now. That stuff can knock you for a loop.

Can't wait to read about your stories!

Susan said...

Several items: how the hell did I ever lose track of you? Giardia is hell on earth and chardonnay does not help. Flagyl does but prohibits the use of chardonnay. I'm SO sorry. That oyster picture was nasty but I want those pearls so bad! Finally, when I think pearl necklace, I think something altogether different but I still want lavender pearls!!! So glad to have found you again.

Susan said...

pps - does it hurt the oyster or is he long gone since they cut off his top half? Serious question.