Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Tuesday

Sorry I haven't been making the rounds lately or posting much; I will soon. Right now I've got a sinus infection and am trying to finish Gravity's Rainbow (about halfway through).

The war has ended. Slothrop realized there's a conspiracy against him, but he doesn't know its exact nature. He's gone AWOL to hide from "Them", and learned that he was "sold" to a scientific lab as a child in exchange for a Harvard education (apparently, the lab is where he was programmed to respond to missiles in that unusual way). He also learned that at least one of the German V-2 rockets contained a mysterious substance developed in the U.S., called "Imipolex-G". He wants to find that rocket.
Googling "Imipolex G" brings up a lotta hits: Galleries, art projects, an indie rock band. But no one knows what it is.

Richard is having pizza with Allen and some other fellas who are - I don't think this is too strong a word - obsessed with Ron Paul.

12 comments:

Karen said...

Hope you feel better soon.

Laura said...

Yick... Have you ever tried a Neti pot or nasal lavage? It works really well for sinus/nasal issues. It sounds gross and feels gross the first few times, but I swear by it now.

Neti pots

Nasal Lavage with common pharmacy items.

As for Ron Paul. John's said a few times that he likes him. And on the surface, he seems like a good guy. Until you get to the "free market is the solution to all our problems" issue. That's where he loses me. I do think it's too bad that the GOP has labeled him a crazypants - since he's the only one that represents true republican values.

tweetey30 said...

Yes hope you feel better soon and the book actually sounds intersting. Let us know how it is at the very end of course.

SME said...

Nasal lavage does, indeed, sound REALLY GROSS. But I'll have to try it next time. Right now I'm draining nicely after three days of misery.

I like Ron Paul and all, but c'mon...he's not the next Messiah. Or is he?

tshsmom said...

WHAT?! Last time I talked to Doug, he didn't like Ron Paul! He was all for that looney tunes black chick (which I think he did just to annoy us). :0

Laura, thanks for reminding me! I want to order a Neti pot. Dr. Oz, on Oprah, swears by them. Sinus medication knocks me for a loop, so I thought I'd try it.

SME said...

He still likes McKinney, but I guess Ron Paul is a close second. I wish Ru-Paul would run; I'd totally vote for him. Or her. Or whatever.

Bridget Jones said...

Get better soon, sweetie. I take Coricidin. Dad used to inhale salt water.

Laura said...

You can also use those rubber bulbs they sell at the pharmacy. That's what we use, rather than a neti pot. You just suck water into it until it's full and gently squirt. It feels really gross at first, and you have to be gentle (you don't want a jet stream) but man does it work.

SME said...

On second thought, I think I'll try a few other things before I resort to the nose-bulbs...

Laura said...

Chicken

Too funny - my word verification was PMSng... AM NOT!

SME said...

Yeah, I'm chicken now. Thought about it too much. Grosses me out. (I'll probably feel differently the next time I have a sinus infection, tho.)

Maybe I'M PMSng and that's why it popped up...
;D

The Zombieslayer said...

Good. Ron Paul is cool. If he drops out, I just may write in RuPaul. He's cool. Too bad he lost his show. I watched it once, and he wasn't bad.