October 26, 2009

Empty Tummy Woes

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , at 2:36 AM by ilearnsomethingnew

NEVER would I touch that much of the toilet, but you get the idea.

NEVER would I touch that much of the toilet, but you get the idea.

You know how, when you’re a kid, you like to share important health tips and tricks with your other kid friends? Well, when I was young I was told not to drink orange juice on an empty stomach because it would make you throw up. The acid, you know?

Anyway, today I took my medicine on an (almost) empty stomach. I’d had some orange juice, and figured that that would be enough to keep me from throwing up the multivitamin I take that makes me sick if I take it on an empty stomach. Orange juice doesn’t make me throw up when I drink that on an empty stomach, so I felt I’d be safe. Wrong. Within half an hour I was throwing up, just a little, but enough that I wanted to cry. I usually cry when I get sick, so yeah. The juice was obviously not enough to make taking the vitamins safe, so my lesson has been learned. The hard way.

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August 18, 2009

Astroturf; or What Is That In My Shorts?

Posted in Submissions tagged , at 10:55 PM by ilearnsomethingnew

Submitted by cdean, 08/17/09

Mmmm, grass!Today I learned that if one lays down on an Astro turf covered football field after a rainstorm, one will be brushing tiny plastic green flakes off of one’s entire body for quite awhile. And those plastic grass blades sure can migrate….