Friday, July 18, 2008

Are you sure.....

Sunday, July 13, 2008


I've been using mouthwash much of my adult life. So I have no idea how I managed just now, while intending to gargle, rinse, and spit, to instead swallow much of the Listerine as if my plan all along was to drink the stuff. Naturally, this was so surprising to me that I immediately coughed half of it up all over the sink while the rest presumably disinfected my throat and removed any possible unpleasant odors from the inside of my stomach. Stunned and confused, I stood there hacking and spitting before rinsing with some water and trying again.

32 and still getting the basics wrong.

And in case you were wondering, yeah, this'll leave the back of your throat burning for a while afterward.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

The floor and the dirt

The underside of my bare feet are annoyingly dirty. The apartment I moved into about a week ago has laminate flooring. It's the first I've had in several years that hasn't been carpeted in the living room as well as the bedroom. I'd been walking around on carpet in Houston, and prior to that, Pittsburgh, Augusta, and the Air Force barracks at Ft. Gordon and DLI. Not since the place with the hardwood floors in Charleston back in 2001 have I had to consider a need for a broom as well as a vacuum cleaner. Dang it.