after dinner sneeze

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about g & t and “the sneeze”

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g & t say: Hello world.  g & t here.  This is our first attempt at blogging, which means that we are at least five years “behind the times”.  That said, we hope you enjoy reading about our day-to-day adventures, our lifelong journeys, and our passing obsessions.

Here’s a little about us …  we have recently moved from Philadelphia (for nearly a decade), as t is a clinical fellow at a San Francisco hospital.  g worked for a fabulous apparel-and-lifestyle company based in Philadelphia (there aren’t many – you could probably figure it out).   The primary motivation for this blog is that we (like everyone in the country) have become fascinated by food and wine; ever since discovering that there’s a whole world of edible items that we had never known (we both grew up in Southern Jersey – we have fast food and Italian food – that’s it!), we’ve tried our best to read up on the latest and greatest in food, cook out of our comfort zone, and keep up with the local dining scene.  While not all of our adventures have been successful, we’ve had some great experiences and figured that a blog would be a good way to document them all so that we can look back at (and actually remember) what we’ve done and where we’ve been.  And if we manage to inspire, entertain, or influence you with any of our ramblings, then that’s just icing on the cake.

We will warn you, however, that both of us tend to get distracted by a lot of things unrelated to food, so I’m sure that you’ll see some bizarre posts every now and then.

So, what’s the deal with sneezing? Well, you see, g suffers from a very peculiar chronic condition (for as long as I’ve known her) in which she sneezes a few times after eating meals (usually dinner).  She finds this satiety-induced sternutation both extremely embarassing (e.g. eating in a quiet restaurant) and very uncomfortable (she doesn’t like the act of sneezing).  I think it’s cute.  While some might say that this verges on a clinically significant illness, as it significantly impacts her life, I’ve never heard of such a disease (if you know the diagnosis, let us know) and google (an authoritative source for medical advice) can’t seem to pinpoint a real mechanism.  So for now, we’ll have to just keep eating … and sneezing … and enjoying life’s little idiosyncracies.

Written by afterdinnersneeze

14 February 2010 at 12:27am

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