After a week of Claritin detox to make sure the tests aren’t getting skewed, finally went to the allergist and got tested for 60 different allergens.
Turns out that the source of my misery is nothing less than … grasses. That’s right. The lawns of suburbia are killing me. On a scale of zero to four, scored a four on timothy grass, whatever that is, and a three on bermuda grass, which is exactly the grass I mow every other week.
On a positive note, I scored a zero on both cats and dogs, which means the cats can stay. Am much relieved as, despite their catty attitudes [rimshot], I do enjoy their company.
Interestingly, there are no cures for allergies, only treatments. My inner cynic wonders a little bit if that could in any way be related to the fact that you can sell treatments for the life of the patient, but a cure only once? Nah, that can’t be it.
Posted Friday, 15 April, 2005 by Nic Lindh
Another book roundup, including some stellar athletes and soldiers, what might be the most jaded, soul-weary protagonist ever, and some grimdark fantasy.
The Internet is getting creepy, and Nic is breaking out his tinfoil hat after newspaper paywalls push him over the edge.
Nic is tired of tech sites obsessing over Apple’s financials and business strategy. So very tired.
Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
Computers are complicated. This brings out the irrational in people.
Nic proposes the loan word Rechthaberei be incorporated into American English.
The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.
Springsteen gives a concert in Phoenix. It’s fantastic.