I first became aware of The Blerch thru the wonderful and hilarious comic series by The Oatmeal. The more I learned about The Blerch, the more I hated it. In Matthew Inman’s (The Oatmeal’s creator) own words, The Blerch is “…a wretched, lazy beast. He tells me to slow down, to walk, to quit.” I suspect that more than a few of you have seen The Blerch conjured up in your own lives, too.

It reared its gross head at me yesterday. Plans were in motion to visit Cape Kiwanda, in Pacific City, OR, because the forecasts …read more