Friday, July 07, 2006
Rules are made to be broken. -Smart tagline
A few words on my intestines: Yesterday I had my first truly solid bowel movement, but the next one (about an hour later) proved that while I'm somewhat better I'm not cured. I miss having my bowl of Count Chocula in the morning; I've been eating bagels so I don't consume milk (never mind that bagel gets a shmear of butter or creamy cheesy cheesy cream) and I think it's helped me a bit. Still no test results yet.
I don't have anything particularly stupid to report at the moment, but I can flip the coin and mention something to the contrary of a gripe I had last entry. The opposite of the 13mpg-city/19mpg-highway Escalade is the DaimlerChrysler Smart line, which reportedly gets 45mpg-city and 60-70mpg-highway. Sure, it makes a Cooper Mini (25mpg-city, 32mpg-highway) look like a sedan, and it's a gnat under an SUV's wheels. [Tangental thought: I'm shocked that the new generation of VW Rabbits (22mpg-city, 30mpg-highway) doesn't have better fuel economy.] But dammit, this critter has the best gas mileage on the market presently, and that matters a lot. If DMC can successfully market this line in the States (the company has been asked to dump the line in some countries because it's losing money), it'd be way cool if they came up with a hybrid version, muahahaah!! And if the American public still chooses Hummers over Gaia, it'll be just another forward-thinking Yugo (joke all you want, but it got 25mpg-city, 31mpg-highway) or Crossley (45mpg-highway in 1942) on the highway of history.
Hummers look cool, but I wouldn't buy one even if I had the money.
I wish I had the money to buy a new car for each of my kids. It would be such a joy to see their faces when they saw two brand, new cars in the driveway with big, red bows on them. Oh, well, I doubt that will ever happen, but it would sure be fun.
My first car was a Pinto, that I named Mona. I will have to dig out pics of her and post them one of these days. I have no idea if Pintos got good gas mileage or not.
I hope this bowel problem of yours gets completely resolved soon. Maybe you have some intestinal infection, or maybe taking Lamisil is wreaking havoc on your system somehow. No matter the cause, I'm sure it's a royal pain.
You might want to give your kids their own cars (and free up your own!) but you'd probably sweat over their safety constantly. :)
I took the weekend off of Lamisil last week to see if that changed anything, and it might have. I've been taking it since and things are still fair to mediocre... it seems to have more to do with what I'm eating than my medication. There's something going on in my gut, I need to find out what it is and they haven't gotten back to me with results yet.