Nick Swardson on the Hardships of Quitting Cheese
Nick Swardson, the comedian of Reno 911 fame and Nick Swardson's Pretend Time, was upset when he found out he was allergic to cheese. He had to quit the stuff, and it was not an easy road. Back in November he wrote about it:
I can’t have cheese anymore. I am allergic. Thirty five years I have spent on this planet without that knowledge. It turns out it makes me sick. Stomach and sinus sick. This is jarring news being from Minnesota where we are born with i.v.s of cheese and butter in our arms. Cheese is on everything in the Midwest. You could order a piece of chocolate cake and it would come back with Parmesan grated over it. My parents would have lived in a cheese igloo if they could have.
It all started when a guy working at a healthy juice bar (I go to balance out the gallons of beer I drink every weekend. Another i.v. Midwest babies endure) inquired about a sinus infection I had. He asked if I ate a lot of cheese. I asked him if he breathed a lot of air. He then told me to quit eating cheese for two weeks to see how I felt. I asked him if I should quit walking, that would be easier.