Monday, September 25, 2000

Sep 25 2000

Updated my resume.

And meanwhile, the corporate website for Jones Soda made me laugh out loud. Several times. It’s wonderful. If I drank soda, I’d buy a case.

What’s wrong with my stomach? Glad you asked. According to my gastro-enterologist, I’ve got a “compressed colon,” or something like that. My insides have this nasty tendency to clench up, which means I can’t eat a whole lot at any given time, and that I can’t, for example, drink a full can of soda unless I space it out over a couple of hours (the carbonation gets stuck, kinda). The upshot is that I’ve started taking little orange pills that should relax my stomach muscles. Of course, the pills have side effects, including drowsiness. At 9:00 p.m. I’m about ready to collapse, whereas normally I’m wired until at least 11:00 (midnight is not an unusual bedtime for me). But if it’ll let me eat a whole meal without feeling like I’ve just ingested a table saw, I’m willing to give it a try for a while.

What’s weird is, I’ll be in Europe in just about 8 days. It hasn’t really hit me yet.

In preparation, I went out to Target tonight to grab a few things, among them a heavy-duty backpack that will double as my suitcase for our trip.

While in Target, I was gratified to see the Corel distribution of Linux on sale. The penguin really is getting mainstream.

They also had actual Pokemon manga there. Like, not silly adaptations of the TV show; the translated manga from Japan, complete with interesting plots and moral dilemmas. I was impressed. You just don’t see that sort of thing a lot.

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