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cbertsch
cbertsch
Little, Red, Different
I had a fierce headache earlier tonight and decided that, since it might have been occasioned by the low pressure system that brought us rain, I would take one of those little red pills that are supposed to relieve sinus pressure. Four hours later, the headache is gone. Unfortunately, so are my chances of getting meaningful sleep. I should use the insomnia to get something important done, but keep feeling my mind pulled to the margins of what matters, like a reader drawn ineluctably to the weathered ear of a page. Still, it's better than a headache. And if I had something marginally useful to do on those margins, my wakefulness would be a boon. Someone should think about crushing this medicine up and mixing it with something that would make it more potent. I bet there'd be a market for a substance of that nature.

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flw From: flw Date: January 8th, 2008 06:53 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Rigoberto an' Me!

That reminds me, I and a one-armed man named Rigoberto need to borrow a room in your house for the weekend. We will be sealing off all the windows with aluminum foil, and filling the room with strange chemicals for entirely innocent purposes. There is a small chance the "apparatus" will "explode" so it is probably best that you not be there. However, if the police DO show up, we will be needing your... ahh... fingerprints. Please leave a key in my van which will be parked behind the Circle K at the corner of 22nd and Stone.

Thank you for your attention. Also, might you be willing to go all over town purchasing cold medicine with a variety of fake IDs?
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: January 8th, 2008 12:19 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: Rigoberto an' Me!

Hmmm. What's in it for me? And didn't your friend win a Nobel Peace Prize or something? I mean, before the sex change operation.
flw From: flw Date: January 8th, 2008 12:47 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: Rigoberto an' Me!

What's in it for you? You get a lesson in how if'n you don't ask questions your arms don't get broke. Wow! Two functioning arms! What a bargain! Also, you'll get help with your diet and exercise program. And if your teeth were bothering you before, they won't anymore! Never visit the Dentist again! And there's the distinct possibility of a guest appearance on Fox's Cops. Wow! Where do I sign up? Nowhere. Nothing gets written down! That's rule number one.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: January 8th, 2008 12:48 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: Rigoberto an' Me!

I see how it is. Meet you at the Circle-K.
flw From: flw Date: January 8th, 2008 01:04 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: Rigoberto an' Me!

That's "Meet you at the Circle-K, SIR."
masoo From: masoo Date: January 8th, 2008 02:44 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
DON'T GET ME STARTED!

As it happens, I had to go buy some of those red pills a couple of days ago, my enormous supply having finally run out (ironically, the very laws that make it so difficult to buy the suckers result in me stockpiling so much of it that I probably could set up a lab). They would only sell me 96 tablets. The pharmacist, as always, looked grumpy as he took my driver's license and starting entering the info into the computer.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: January 8th, 2008 03:00 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
It's amazing how much of our world runs on the discoveries of German chemical firms of the World War I era.

I wonder what the shelf life of that stuff is. I bought a bunch a few years back just in case.
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