Wednesday, August 16, 2006

They're Orally Delicious!

”Orally disintegrating tablets”
That’s what it says on a box of allergy medicine I have. What I want to know is what happened to chewable. Orally disintegrating? Give me a break.
Will M&Ms follow suit and change their long-time slogan to ”Orally, not Manually Disintegrating!”?


It’s exactly 4:17am right now and the sprinkler in our back yard has been on for a little over an hour; maybe an hour and ten minutes. Yeah….I got up way too early. I ordinarily get up at 4:00am, but couldn’t sleep.

In case you didn’t know, we’re in the midst of a heat wave/drought and are on water restrictions. That means we can only water our grass once a week on specific days. Today is my day. The back yard gets the early-morning soaking; the front will get it this afternoon.
I'm so very, very tired of the heat.


Memory du Jour:
Arizona, 1973 or 1974
I was eleven or 12

Driving in the back of a Volkswagen bus up north with some group of kids and a parent or two. I don’t remember where the hell we were going, but we were on I-17 chugging slowly up the hill, north of Black Canyon City, around the Bloody Basin (I know…Cool Arizona name eh?) exit. I was making out with some girl who was 14 or 15 while the other kids “covered” us. I don’t remember much, other than she was quite well-developed and had blond hair. Ahh the days of youth, puberty and raging hormones.

Quote of the Day:
Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed. –Mark Twain

Image Du Jour:
Mom, Grand Rapids Michican, Circa 1944


R. said...

Awww, what a great picture. Thanks for sharing.

Hey would you burn me some blues cd's? Please!!! For an early birthday present.


Karlos said...

It's one of my all time favorite pics Nay.

You'll have a blues CD in your mailbox before your birthday angelface. :-)

R. said...

I don't know if you have my new address?

And what's up with "A"? Did I plauralize cd's incorrectly and you are punishing me? ;) Please burn me the greats, BB KIng, Muddy Waters, Etta James, etc...

Thanks baby cakes!!!

Karlos said...

Your wish is my command! :-)

I have an address for you. Think it's the right one, but I'll email it to you to be sure.

Do you realize we met TWENTY-SEVEN years ago, give or take a month or so? Fucking amazing. Funny I don't feel any more mature now than I did back then. How 'bout you?

Who loves ya babe? :-)

jules said...

I'm so sick of the heat too. This morning the news said we were on our 31st day of three digit temps. And more to come.

Deepak Gopi said...

nice to meet you.
wonderful blog

Webmiztris said...

orally disintegrating sounds so sexy though. ;)

jules said...

Orally delicious sounds like a man's come on for oral sex....

Margaret said...

You must be taking Clariton. Just stopping by. -M

Karlos said...

Jules: Let’s run off to Alaska or something then! This weather really does suck.

Deepak: I checked your blog and I don’t have a clue what it’s about. Judging from internet traffic on it, I’m guessing you’re looking for visitors. Well, I visited. Now whatchoogonnado?

WebMiz: In a clinical kinda way ;-)

Margaret: Dingdingdingding! Congratulations, you’ve one a brand new…aw shucks…I don’t have anything to give you. :-( I will say thanks for dropping by though, and will visit your blog :-)

Sudiegirl said...

your mama was a pretty girl...makes me think a little bit of my grandmother (the eyes...very haunting).

hey man...hope all is well...maybe
you, jules, and monty can caravan it out here for my wedding in April '07. It'd be a hoot to have ya here!


The_Gator said...

HEY I WANNA "ONE" something!

i checked out that guys site too and i agree with your analysis.

you could probably start a cereal with that catch phrase. " oral charms" "Oral O's" "oral pebbles" "Oral pops" "Special Oral"

either way they are Orally delicious.

Miss Cellania said...

That picture of your mom is QUITE pretty. Orally disintegrating tablets are way different from chewables. You still have to swallow chewables eventually. The disintegrating tablets are eeeeerie,they just kinda disappear, melting into infinity. Odd. Its a really odd feeling. Don't you think?

Karlos said...

Sudie: Thanks. Haunting…I think that’s the perfect word to describe them. Not sure if I’ll be out in your neck of the woods come April, but if I am, I’ll let you know!

Gator: I like “Oral-Os” or “Oral Pebbles.”

MissCellania: Next time I take one of those “orally disintegrating” pills I’ll let it dissolve to infinity. I’ve been chewing them…maybe that’s why I don’t get it.

Come to think of it, isn’t everything chewable? I mean, if it exists, it can be chewed upon unless, of course, it’s a wall or a floor ;-)

Bunny ~N~ Early said...

Your mommy was so pretty!!!
I wouldn't have gone to depacs blog, Government man may be rushing your place soon for being a bad guy lol.

Karlos said...

Thanks Y. That was sweet. Mom was as pretty inside as she was out.

Didn't think of jackbooted thugs coming for me cuz I visited Deepak's blog. If you don't hear from me for a couple of months...hop in your freighter and come fetch me in Guantanaomo Bay! ;-)