Saturday, June 25, 2005

Now hear this

Two quick notes:

  1. My parents have switched cell phone plans, so the old number is no more, and for the duration of June, I have the new cell phone. Since I know better than to put my phone number online (Joyce) drop me a line and I'll give you the new number.

  2. Today after a good ol' Memphis Blues dinner, Cecile and I got two bottles of "Propel", from the makers of Gatorade. (I figured my electrolytes were low.) Only after taking a huge swig of the stuff did I think to read the label. It turns out that it's not a sport drink, but in fact a vitamin supplement. The label actually lists "medicinal ingredients":

    1. Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
    2. Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride)
    3. Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)
    4. Pantothenic Acid (Calcium d-Pantothenate)
    5. Niacin (Vitamin B3)
    6. Vitamin E (di-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate)

    More alarmingly, it also says that you are to store it between 15 and 35 degrees Celsius, and we got it out of a refrigerator. Even more alarming is the "Cautions" section on the label:

    Vitamin B6 - Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking levodopa. Vitamin B12 supplementation can mask folate deficiency. Consult a health care practitioner if you are uncertain whether you are taking adequate folate. Niacin - Consult a health care practitioner if you have impaired liver function. Discontinue use if you experience a prolonged flushing, burning, tingling or itching sensation on the face, arms or chest.

    So my question to you, dear readers, is how will I know if my liver is failing? And how am I to distinguish the flushing, burning, tingling and itching that the drink might cause from the flushing, burning, tingling and itching that I always have?

Current Music: Broken Social Scene - Cause = Time


dinning said...

if one doesn't know your new phone number, how is one supposed to phone you and find out what it is?

Dickolas Wang said...

You could, for example, ask me in person, or send me e-mail.


dinning said...

But you said, and I quote, "drop me a line and I'll give you the new number".

As far as I'm concerned, a the dropping of a line refers only to a phone call.

Dickolas Wang said...

It's just any form of communication, at least in my books. Then again I've been wrong about these things before. Besides, it's not like anyone calls me ever.

Drop me an e-line, there, happy?

Dickolas Wang said...

Dearest Jimothy,

A quick Googling turns up no evidence that "drop me a line" refers exclusively to phone communication.

Eat me.

-- Richard

Sweet Mother Pfizer said...

Cocaine use by individuals taking levodopa, alone or in combination with carbidopa, may cause an irregular heartbeat.

Graham said...

Sweet, sweet life-giving Pfizer, mother of us all. We hail to thee, Pfizer, and exalt thy glory.

joyce said...

o dear... i dont' check your blog EVERYYYYDAYYYYY u know XD lol~ mostly cuz u don't blog everyday! lol~

but i'm glad i got your phone number sorted out!

Sweet Mother Pfizer said...

I am also glad.

Big Pappa Merck said...

Merck rules! Pfizer pfucking sucks!