A post about sperm and eggs, I think

September 8, 2009

We spent the long weekend with Jack’s uncles in Arkansas. Unlike, Jack’s parents, his uncles are the sweetest people. They had a huge birthday bash for me with homemade cake and gifts piled on the dining table. I don’t have a real relationship with my relatives, and Jack’s parents think I’m a pesky squirrel that somehow slipped in while they were napping, so to be around caring people who made me feel loved felt good.

Later, his uncle showed us to our room. The room was large with an attached bathroom and expensive hand soap. But I couldn’t focus on this. As he showed us the towels and how to adjust the thermostat I found myself transfixed by the artwork hanging on the wall:


Am I the only one looking at a portrait of confused sperm? Uncle Ben caught my expression and smiled proudly, its made by a well known local artist. I can tell you’re blown away by it. After he left, I turned to Jack, don’t you see it?! He squinted at it for a minute and then laughed, yep, looks like we’re sleeping under a portrait of sperm. Then glancing at the bedspread he shook his head, and looks like we’ll be sleeping under a blanket of eggs:


Maybe infertility has seriously fried my brain, but all I’m saying is its a strange feeling to pull up your eggy blanket and look up at 3-D sperm floating above your head before you go to sleep.


  1. And somewhere in america, Astrid’s jaw dropped at this and she had to cover her mouth with her hand. Un. Be. Lievable. Reminders are everywhere. But not usually so graphic. I hope we’re not the only ones who would see sperm and eggs – those clues are a little too obvious. Any idea who the well known artist is?

    • I wish I’d asked! It was hilarious though.

  2. LMAO this post gave me a much needed chuckle today, thank you!!!!


  3. that is funny, i’m glad you were able to spend some time with people who care about you!

  4. I’m practically in tears – good tears – I’m laughing so hard here. Between the description of yourself as a pesky squirrel (god, I’ve been there) and the sperm/egg decor, I’m laughing myself into a fit over here. Thank you!

  5. OMG, I laughed so hard I had to get up and go to the potty. That is freaking hysterical. You have got to go to the artist and see what other wonderful artwork he creates!

  6. LOL! That’s hilarious! Especially in combination… the comforter and the wall art together is totally priceless…

  7. Happy Birthday,
    and blown away indeed– Gosh you made me laugh with this one. Thanks for the visuals– goodness,
    I can get on wordpress here at work!

    warm wishes to you

  8. That. Was. Awesome. I am grinning from ear to ear. You should just package the two and sell them on the internet to couples seeking infertility advise. First tell them to just relax and then offer them the “kit” for $199. You’ll make a fortune! Glad to know you had a fab birthday, best wishes for the best year yet.

    • LOL it could be like those fertility totem poles! I love it!

  9. Love it. The minute I saw the picture I thought, “That’s not sp-…no. Is it? Yes, I think it is!” To me, the comforter is icing on the cake!!

    If it makes you feel any better, I swear all the counter tops in the fertility clinic look like they have a crazy sperm pattern in them. Maybe that’s what they’re intending?

    Great post!!

  10. Hee hee! Gotta be a sign? Have a great birthday!

  11. Bwahahahaha!!! I love it!!! I need one to sleep under!! šŸ™‚

  12. Very funny. They do look like sperm and eggs.

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