Tub Thai

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March 2nd, 2011

My sensitive stomach these days values a few things more than most others: Mellow and mild comfort food A warm bath where my tummy can assume a more weightless state and therefore not be as plagued by gravity’s pull. I don’t know if there’s any sound, scientific sense behind the latter but it feels better […]

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My sensitive stomach these days values a few things more than most others:

  • Mellow and mild comfort food
  • A warm bath where my tummy can assume a more weightless state and therefore not be as plagued by gravity’s pull.

I don’t know if there’s any sound, scientific sense behind the latter but it feels better when I’m in a soothing, baby lotion bath.

So given the time I have on my hands and my undeniable predilection toward goofiness, I decided to combine the two. It answers the age old question: “What do you get when you combine Pad Thai and a warm soak in the tub?

https://readthespirit.com/rodney-curtis/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2013/03/wpid-rcTubThai.jpgBefore I explain, I should ask this question. Does the three second rule apply when you drop one of your chopsticks onto the bath mat? I didn’t want to take any chances, so I dipped it into the water just to “sanitize” it.

We’ve all done ridiculous things in our lives. The only difference between me and you is I am willing to share my foibles with the greater population in order to seek commonality. Do I think any one of my readers has ever bathed with noodles? No please, I’m not implying that. I’m just saying the silly things we do are most memorable and add spice to our lives, (and baths if some of the toppings fall into the water).

I bring all this up for another reason too. An old friend wrote me recently and asked if I was getting tired of blogging. His question was fantastic because it got my head turning both outwardly and inwardly. No, I’m not tired at all. Sometimes my health or emotions preclude me from getting excited about much of anything. But in this third trimester of winter, that’s pretty understandable. Those feelings pass quickly, although sometimes I’ll force myself to write an entry during a momentary lull just to be completely honest with everyone who reads these virtual postcards.

And too, my narcissistic introspections don’t just give you updates on my journey through time and space, they also help me pull myself into focus — at least during the time it takes to tap one of these babies out.

A recent exchange with my publishers told me my readership here is growing; new readers are showing up and you old faithful ones keep coming back as well. Who wouldn’t be excited by that news? I get comments from some of you on Facebook while others prefer to write them down below. I don’t care where you write; I just love the feedback.

So here’s my little crowd-sourcing experiment, if you’ll excuse the buzzword leftover from my newspaper days. I think it’d be a gas if people shared their ridiculous combination of things they’ve done, seen, consumed or thought about. On the bizzaro meter, eating thai food in a tub is about a zero or one. I’m sure lots of you have experience with other outlandish combos.

Whether you’re my friend outside of San Fran who rides around town with a shark glued to his helmet, my former girlfriend who stuffs animals, my mother’s pal who thinks I should become a ventriloquist or that woman I just learned about in the spiritual community who is responsible for sharing my links with many others, we’d all love to hear your ideas. Yes, your anonymity will be protected.

Go ahead, share if you dare.

And please, this goes without saying, but no anecdotes about clowns or snakes will be tolerated on this blog. Bats either!

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