July 10th, 2019

crows

Ill Favored

My stomach decided to misbehave today, and tried to set fire to me from inside, so I've been trying not to aggravate it. It might be angry about the potato salad I bought at Safeway. I thought it was just regular potato salad, but when I got it home I noticed that the label said "Loaded" potato salad. It turns out that it is made with sour cream, cheddar cheese, green onions, and bacon, in addition to the usual mayonnaise. I ate some last night and suspect that it was the cause of today's gastro-intestinal distress. I went to Grocery Outlet this evening and bought a package of crackers as a peace offering to my stomach. So far the tripe is unimpressed.

The crickets were both chirping earlier tonight, but currently I hear only one of them. It seems likely that the one I'm not hearing has found a mate and is now chirping much more softly, which is what crickets do. The other, unlucky cricket is still so loud that he downs out the soft chirps of the happy cricket. I've been spending a lot of timeout there since it is stuffy in the apartment and I was starting to get a headache to go along with my stomach ache.

It's pleasant enough outside tonight, but the day was not. There was an overcast, and it was quite muggy, making the heat more annoying. It's going to be much more annoying over the weekend, muggy or not, since the days are going to get above 100 degrees and the nights are going to stay over 70. These are the worst parts of summer, and I'm really in no mood to deal with them this year. But there won't be anything I can do about it but stay indoors with the air conditioner going.