hoping to someday be a force of nature
"may contain milk"
why? because i'm allergic to milk. the phrase "may contain milk" is what you can find on the 'ingredients' label on food products. you yourself may not look at that too often if you're not allergic*. this phrase used to be the bane of my existence. quite literally. so literally, that if i were to ignore this label, i could have a severe reaction which could indeed result in a long long sleep (death). a few years ago though, i decided to live dangerously. no label was going to tell me what i can and can't eat. this, of course, was a foolish idea my eight year old self had. it perished in the ER of some hospital. today, i know how to avoid the possible consequences of this phrase.
being allergic sucks. it just does. personally, i am allergic to milk, eggs and nuts. all of which can be found in various foods. nuts don't really bother me and eggs are easier to avoid. milk, however...milk can suck it. my allergies have always played a large role in my life. prick tests, doctor visits and ambulance rides. being allergic sucks.
when allergic, one learns how to appreciate the things they can eat. one also learns what hatred is at a reasonably tender age. hatred towards people without allergies, hatred towards people who take it for granted. to see what this blog entails, i guess you'll just have to sit around and wait for it to come. sit tight, another one is coming your way.