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April 3rd, 2016

While I haven't been here

Highlights of this period where I haven't been posting to this blog:




  • Not being sick!

  • Sun! And warmth! At once! Again!

  • Getting around Portland! Yesterday afternoon I simply walked and rode, and wound up in 1) the Moreland neighborhood near where I used to live, 2) OHSU, not for health or "visiting sick friends" reasons but because I used to work there and I still find it a comforting place, 3) the OHSU Aerial Tram (first trip in a while — maybe a few years), and 4) O'Malley's pub near my home, because two friends of mine (and their cute young daughter) had a going-away party.

  • Getting to play Bingo! Once more! Greg and Sarah of Funemployment Radio hosted their latest one Thursday night, and I was one of lots of people who attended. And though I was too slow to realize it before someone else did, I DID ACTUALLY WIN A ROUND OF BINGO. But, again, I didn't realize it until more than a minute after someone else had called "Bingo!" from their card. I'd've felt weird going "Um, Bingo too!"

    Clearly I do not have the lightning reflexes necessary for Bingo.

    But it was a good time at Landmark Saloon, and I was happy to pass along more collections of Neil Gaiman and Company's Sandman comic to Greg and Sarah, who are very enthusiastically reading the series for the first time. "I'm the best kind of enabler!," I told them.
  • Food that doesn't hate me

    I really, really like rice.

    For a while, I wasn't eating rice.

    After it happened enough for me to test it and see, I tested and saw: I had some sort of reaction to rice if I ate it for dinner. That reaction: being kind of sore the next morning. I'd rather not be sore (or too sore). So I finished the rice I had, and kept not buying rice.

    Apparently I react to only certain kinds of gluten, maybe, somehow? Pasta is fine, for instance — I've tested that, too — so it's like my body is picking and choosing what it'll react to. (Milk with lactose doesn't agree with me anymore, either, but lactose-free milk is fine. So's ice cream. I CAN STILL HAVE ICE CREAM.)

    Further testing told me that at least rice for lunch is fine, though. Yes, I have rice in my pantry again, and I realized: why not rice for breakfast, also? I mean, how much of the population of the world has rice for breakfast? Likely a lot!

    In other news, today I had rice for breakfast. Now you know more.