Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

I snorfled up a great big bug on the bike ride home today. At least he felt really big. I guess any bug would feel really big when it’s jerking spasmodically, trying to get untangled from the hairs just inside the opening of your left nostril.

Naturally it happened while I was crossing the street, per Hutchinson’s Law: If a situation requires your undivided attention, it will occur simultaneously with a compelling distraction. Nothing more compelling than getting a live animal stuck in an orifice of your body. I tried to use an air hankie to get it out but no joy, so as soon as I got across the street I reached into my pocket for the real hankie I always keep there … until today. The one day I really need a hankie. I wonder if anyone’s coined a law for that situation?

So I used my t-shirt. Not the one I was wearing, but the one in my saddle bag. I blew my nose until it felt like I’d blown my brains out and it still felt like that little bugger was in there. It still feels like he’s in there right now. I suppose he’ll haunt my nose for a few days, or until I forget about the whole thing.

bug | 6:35 pm CDT
Category: commuting, work
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  1. 1 b said at 6:38 am on September 7th, 2011:

    Is “snorfle” the new verb? A combination of snorkel and snarf? Snore and scarf? Or?

  2. 2 Dave said at 7:46 pm on September 7th, 2011:

    snorfle: to snort and sniffle; loud and enthusiastic sniffling http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=snorfle

  3. 3 B said at 9:00 pm on September 7th, 2011:

    That’s made up! As I suspected.