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July 24, 2008

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Raul

It could be because peanuts have a dust that is given off when you break open a shell.

P.S. Why is it so hard to find regular salted peanuts in a jar. Everywhere I go they are Roasted Peanuts. Salted Peanuts only seem to come in little bags

"But that should be no surprise to anyone who has ever listened to the Savage Nation, as he calls his show "for" Michael Savage is the worst kind of "shock jock." " I was just re-reading this sentence from yesterday's post cause I remember it threw me off for some reason. I just made sense of it right now and have figured why it didn't make sense yesterday. You used the word "for" for "since". I guess that it makes sense in spoken English but reading it the the "since" sense is lost. Sorry I don't have anything to say about your peanut article. Except that there are way too many 'allergies' out there now. And if you are stupid enough to believe you are allergic to peanuts maybe you shouldn't be at a ball game.

db

I am allergic to most grass...i should ask everyone that has grass to please remove it for me...allergies are part of life people deal with it...and sorry about your Mariners Bean...go Brewers eh?

Jennifer

Peanuts have a fungus on them (the dust) that can become airborne.

cathy g

wow! bean, i am allergic to hard work, too!

Yeah, it's been stated here, but I think it's because a peanut has dust or otherwise leaves a residue behind when you eat it (at least, the after taste is present for awhile). As for why people are so sensitive to peanuts, you've got me. I don't know of anyone personally who has that alergy, but it seems to be pretty deadly.

And man, if I couldn't eat peanuts I'd be super sad. =(((

Diane

Please let me know when they open up the penicillin free zone at the ball park.

samE

ill give you some nuts

Vic Rattler

Silly Bean.
You're not allergic to Larry the Cable Guy, he's a toxin. Nobody can handle him, except similarly toxic people.

Melvin

"...buy me some PEANUTS and Cracker Jack..." C'mon!

juliette

i have a slight allergy to cheese and some nuts, but i love it! i get a rush through my face that's almost like getting high. ah, i think it's time for some almonds...

The Secret

Everybody these days has some sort of syndrome, or disease, or allergy, or virus, or disorder, or whatever.

Another reason to take more MEDS I guess.

Melika

i'm allergic to honey. i get the worse stomach ache EVER.
i predict peanut free flights are next, if they don't already exist

IHeartBean

In the worst cases, if someone is allergic to peanuts there throat closes up and they stop breathing. A friend of mine from high school died because the plate he was using at a buffet had previously had a product with peanuts on it. Even after it was washed, it still had traces of peanut.

Rose

I have a relative who goes into anaphylactic shock if she so much as smells fish. Though obviously dangerous and inconvenient and nothing to joke about, it's also handy for getting out of attending weddings and jer kid's aquarium field trips.

@anon: The use of "for" was correct, although it would have been better if there had been a comma before it. If I had been editing the entry, I would have suggested "because" before "since". But I wasn't editing it, because it's a personal blog, which is supposed to be fun -- and if you can't make a less-conventional word choice or leave out a comma on your personal blog then it's not fun anymore.

bean2

I'm allergic to pine nuts but I don't mind because they taste pretty gross. I hate peanuts too...I guess I'm just not a nut loving kind of girl. Oh well. I'm curious if the ballpark has a good reason like every time they have a peanut incident it can become a big problem and a distraction, possibly costing the ballpark more money than just roping off a couple sections. Maybe they are just being considerate. Who knows? I like how most people assume that one person with a peanut allergy ruined it for everyone. That may be the case but you never know.

Kelly

This "dust/fungus" from the peanut doesn't explain how eating a peanut butter sandwich and then kissing someone later could be fatal. I think it is most deadly (and so quickly) because the allergy will specifically cause pulmonary issues (i.e. breathing). Can't breathe, you can't live.

As a baseball fan myself, I've never known it to be an issue until you shared that story. One would think people with peanut allergy would avoide ballgames.

Suzy

I am not allergic to anything, thank the heavens!! But I know someone who is highly allergic to wheat and can only eat special foods her parents make at home. Her sister also has some random allergy. I can't understand exactly how and why allergies exist, but it's insensitive to say they should just get over it. Especially when they start getting hives or whatever else happens. That means you, you nameless jerk that posted at 7:55 am.

Bons

My son is 3 years old and allergic to peanuts and milk. The milk allergy is one that he can potentially grow out of. The Peanut allergy on the other hand is tricky because it can cause death. My outlook on allergies has completely changed now that I have a child that can potentially die because someone is stupid.

Nicole

Re: for/since controversy from anon.

Thank you Rose!! You took the words right out of my mouth.

Lynne_T

If the ball parks stop selling peanuts and Cracker Jacks, then I wonder what the people will insert in the 7th inning stretch when they sing "take me out to the ball game." What should they insert in "Get me some _________ and _____________, I don't care if I never get back"?

Ken

Wax paper and Wesson oil?

Shannon

What I want to know is; were people not allergic to peanuts 15-20 years ago? I mean seriously, what is with this huge uprising of people against peanuts... especially in any kind of parenting group! Maybe I'm like this because I'm not allergic to anything either, but it still seems excessive.

Marilyn

Wesson oil and paper wax would rhyme better.

Stacey

Back when I was growing up in the '70's, I knew one person who was allergic to milk, and one person allergic to chocolate. That was it. We all ate PB&J's made with Wonder Bread from our rusty metal lunch boxes and glass thermoses, and sometimes we sat on picnic tables that was made with splinter-prone wood and covered with several layers of peeling paint (which probably contained lead).

So what the hell happened? How is it that we now all have to live in plastic bubbles just to go out and enjoy a ball game or any other pursuit that gets us out of the house? Is it the same thing that's causing all the asthma, autism and obesity?

KJ Krumbach

STOP BLOGGING BEAN!!!!!

WE DON'T NEED TO SEE YOUR PIG, DOG AND CLOSE UP OF YOUR BELLY BUTTON!!!!!!!!!


YOU OBLIVIOUSLY HAVE WAY TOO MUCH TIME ON YOUR HANDS AND THAT SHOULD BE USED TO PUT TIME IN ANOTHER ACTIVITY THAT IS GOING TO BE PRODUCTIVE.

STOP BLOGGING BEAN.
EVERYTHING YOU PUT ON THIS WEBSITE IS MEANINGLESS AND IS RANDOM CRAP THAT NO ONE ELSE NEEDS TO KNOW.

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