White Lightning Axiom: Redux: Time keeps on slipping

Tuesday, December 21, 2004


Time keeps on slipping

Standard morning, except I managed to get up on time. I would have been on the road sooner but I heard a strange humming noise in the house. It was at a low frequency and was periodic. I had to follow it through the house to find it's origins. One of the vents was angled just so that it would hum for a bit till it heated up enough to stop. Moved the vent a bit and it stopped. That burned up a good 10 minutes. I' a real Type-A person about that kind of stuff, had to address the issue or it would have consumed my mind for the rest of the day.

On the Turnpike in 15 minutes ... no problems. Once on the 'Road of Bad Intentions and Damning consequences', I found myself stuck behind a 'Waste Liquid Recovery Truck'. I have no clue as to what kind of liquids it was recovering, but I'm sure I didn't want to be behind it. It had changed lanes and it was obvious that the liquid was sloshing back and forth. It looked like one of the typical northeast heating oil delivery trucks and the way it was oscillating from side to side was of great concern to me. Punch the gas, hit warp 9.2, leave him in my ion trail.

Just before I outstripped the speed of the radio waves, I got a little snippet of news that just depressed the heck out of me. It turns out that Aleve is now on the chopping block. Naproxen Sodium is a completely different type of pain reliever than Celebrex and Vioxx which are Cyclooxygenase cox-2 inhibitors. This sucks, all my pain relief options are being recalled. I'll have to go back to ibuprofin and codeine at this rate.


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