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Posted on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Dave!The winds shifted, which means a respite from the smoke that's been plaguing the valley. I very much needed this, because I have been taking way too much Alka-Seltzer and Pepto-Bismol in a futile attempt to make myself feel better. Holy crap I wish I knew why some smells... including smoke, incense, and various perfumes... cause me to instantly end up with gut-splitting cramps.

It's like when I mix soda and ice cream... instant gastrointestinal agony. Just the idea of eating a root beer float is enough to make me feel sick.

I also run into problems if I fly on an empty stomach (queasiness).

Or scuba-dive after eating sweets (headache).

Or eat peanuts too close to bedtime (heartburn).

And, as I get older, I'm finding more and more crazy shit that causes my body to revolt. I suppose that's just a natural part of aging, but it still pisses me off. Mostly because I can never seem to remember what it is that causes problems, so I'm forever repeating the same mistakes.

I'd give up, but I'm just too old and stubborn.

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  1. strong smells with give me headaches or stomach issues. always have. i was well over 30 before i realized not everyone was the same way and that tums were my new best friend.
    also, sweets without a nourishing meal first are kinda the same way. (crying that i can’t do donuts for breakfast without a tums chaser.)

  2. Sarah says:

    I’m glad the winds changed and you get a little break from breathing in the smoke.

  3. I think I’ve found the problem with peanuts too close to bedtime. It’s the peanuts. Evil things. Put on this earth as a punishment as far as I can tell.

  4. martymankins says:

    The smell of anything that smells like anesthesia makes me ill. Not puking ill, but enough to make me feel uncomfortable in a major way.

    I would be sad if root beer floats made me sick.

  5. Poppy says:

    My body is old too. Sometimes cheese makes my body revolt and that’s a sad, sad night of feeling like I might die.

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