Illustration Friday: “Afterwards”

This is loosely based on a personal experience of mine.

In my home town many years ago, the down town area had a Hershey Hotel. During the Christmas season, they would host a chocolate buffet (Hershey…Chocolate…Buffet? Naturally!). So at something like the low price of $8 a person, you could eat to your heart’s (or stomach’s) content. Chocolate lover that I was (and am!), I HAD to go, and talked a friend into going with me. So once we finished, we were walking back to the car, and truly, I started to double over from cramps. My friend? He was just fine. Guess he didn’t pig out like I did–or he had a stomach of steel, one or the other. I was laughing at my predicament and cramping all the way to the car, just barely making it as I recall. I couldn’t drive us home (I reclined the passenger seat and lay in a fetal position, moaning). Once home, I recouped on the couch for another hour, until the pain subsided. Wow. I don’t think I have ever shoveled that much sugar into myself since then. A lesson learned!

Now Clumsy and Nutsy get to go through the same experience as I! I hope they learn as well, but I kind of doubt it. :)

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  2. vikcy
    November 8, 2010 | 5:02 pm
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    hehe, poor little critters! I know that sort of pain in the gut from too much chocolate indulgence, never again until the next time ;)

  3. Susanna
    November 9, 2010 | 3:31 am
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    hahhaaaa….great Humor!!
    All U can eat stomach ache….!

  4. Rico
    November 9, 2010 | 6:24 am
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    Great work .. love the story and drawing style!

  5. Jazz
    November 9, 2010 | 9:55 am
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    Ah the joy of chocolate. Unfortunately (and luckily I suppose) I can’t do that anymore.

  6. Catherine Denton
    November 10, 2010 | 8:31 am
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    Paula, your illustrations are so fun. Thank you for stopping by my blog! This picture reminds me of a few one-to-many buffets of my own. :D
    Making Life a Work of Art!

  7. paula
    November 10, 2010 | 8:47 am
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    Thanks, Susanna, Vicky, Rico & Jazz! We seem to all relate!

    Catherine: Thanks for your visit here, too! Yes, buffets are made for gorging–even if it’s chocolate!