Pretty good, huh?

Monday, October 30, 2006


Baby ETJB (who will be one next week!) got a stomach bug last week. Nothing major, just throw-up, no fever. She never lost her spirit, just a little more whiney than usual.

Later that same week, Mrs. ETJB woke up and got sick herself.

I came home early to look after the baby and make some homemade baked potato soup for us.

That same night, I woke up a little nauseous. I walked downstairs and laid out on the couch for a little while to see if I could perhaps ride it out. About 20 minutes later, I walked back upstairs to vomit, something I hadn't done in years--drunk or sober. I was amazed, incredulous that this was happening.

As I hovered over the commode, I identified a few partially digested foodbits from earlier. I then noticed a taste of, well, Parmesan cheese. When did I eat Parmesan cheese?, I thought, then realizing that it had been so long since I had regurgitated that I forgot what it tasted like.

Completed and relieved, but with puke on my chest, I took a 2 a.m. shower. A hard blow yielded stinging foodbits from my nose. I slept in the next day and was all better by breakfastime.

So scoring-wise, it was a 48-hour bug for the baby; a 24-hour bug for the wife; and an 8-hour bug for the papa.


I took a couple of creative writing classes in college. In one, there was a longstanding rule that encouraged a least one detailed vomit reference in at least one story....

Old habits.

Thursday, October 26, 2006


I've been traveling for work. First to Kalamazoo, then to Minneapolis, which is a cool town. I frequented Brit's Pub for Monday Nite Football and World Series action. Muy agradable.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Buffett con drugos

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Vote on this

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Vote up unitl Octomber 10.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

I ran a race

Last Saturday, I ran a race. A shorty, a 5k. I came in 196th, 27/47 for my age bracket.

Like always, it felt good when I finished.