atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#2147: Miscellany

What do you do at 2 AM when you can't sleep and are too sleepy to play WoW? You fire up your laptop which hasn't been moved in six months and you run Windows Update.


7 of 31 complete.

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I looked up the manual for the ATV that Sailor V was hooning around on Sunday. Turns out that if you place the ignition switch in the center position, you should have headlights. Had we known that, he wouldn't have had to drive the thing home in the dark from where we were lighting fireworks.

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It's been a bit more than a month since I ordered my Aluratex eReader. The ship date is two weeks from now.

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I was laying in bed, trying to sleep, when I realized that one thing keeping me awake was that I was hungry. I headed out to the kitchen intending to heat up a hot pocket, but wore my flip-flops because while it was cooling from incandescence I wanted to go outside and get an idea of what the weather was like.

After hitting the can I decided to go to McDonald's and get a Big Mac, so I crammed a hat on my head, grabbed my accoutrements, and went.

I got a bit scared on the way home because I was feeling so incredibly sleepy, but I made the trip without incident; and I sat in my rocking chair and ate the entire thing. It was the first time in more than a month that I'd eaten an entire serving of french fries (but for the few that I gave to the cat).

The fries had salt on them, of course; and now I feel a lot better than I did. I'm still tired but I don't feel exhausted any longer, which leads me to believe that Gatorade is not the do-all-be-all of summertime hydration. I probably got low on sodium and Gatorade doesn't appear to do much of anything about sodium.

It reminds me of the time my Mom and I went to Great America in 1998. After tramping around the park all day and riding roller coasters on a beautiful indian summer afternoon, we were starting to feel really run-down and were thinking about leaving...but I decided to have one of those big, soft pretzels with the gigantic rocks of salt on them (description is slightly hyperbolic)...and Mom had some of it, and we perked right up: we were tired because we needed salt.

...and we stayed at the park for several more hours after that.

From this point onward I'll make sure to have some salty snacks with me when I know I'm going to be out in the heat for hours. Gatorade alone doesn't seem to cut it.

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The laptop's done with Windows updates and I'm starting to fade out again. Oh well.

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