||[Jun. 19th, 2007|11:13 pm]
Yesterday I stayed home and mostly took the day off. It was very rejuvenating. Spent a lot of not-doing-much time. The only downside is that I burned the roof of my mouth pretty badly on a microwave burrito, and it has made eating difficult. Thankfully the mouth heals quickly.|
I took the bus to work today. I discovered a new route that doesn't make me wait 20 minutes at the park-n-ride for the shuttle from work (I can instead take the bus all the way in to Boulder station, then hop the bus to Longmont & get off a hundred feet from work), but the shuttle was right there when the bus pulled in, so I took it anyway.
The new plan is to take the bus (which has air conditioning) on days when it is really hot, because the minivan does not have AC. Plus, I will save money on gas.
We realized at bedtime that Greg was out of sudafed, so I drove to the nearest 24-hour Walgreens, which is all the way out in freakin' Thornton. I curse everyone ever involved with the creation of crystal meth, for making it so much harder to buy effective decongestants. Curse yooooou!
Buses here were free today, and will be tomorrow too. We all get free bus rides on code orange and code red days. Thanks to our traditionally stagnant hot, humid, summers, we have more of those days than i care to think about, though in fairness, the air quaility is still better than it was 20 years ago, if only due to most of the older cars no longer being on the road.
Hm. Considering that our regional population has doubled in those 20 years, i suppose things could be a lot worse.
(Sorry, i'm a bit tired and rambly this morning - i realyl should sleep.)
I curse everyone ever involved with the creation of crystal meth, for making it so much harder to buy effective decongestants. Curse yooooou!
I just worry that before too long it will move from being difficult to buy pseudoephedrine to being impossible.
There is a chemical pathway from ephedra to crystal meth. Entangling pseudoephedrine with red tape means a steady rate of meth dealers slipping up when they arrange purchases and then they can be pounced on . Choking the supply completely, however, will only change how meth is made.
Small comfort, I know.
But at a certain level of red tape, it really is unavailable. I needed it when I was in California, and it wasn't possible, because it was on a Sunday, when the pharmacist wasn't in.
Have you read John Christopher's Tripod series? I have a copy of the first book The White Mountains that I don't need and was wondering if you might want it.
It's a great series about first contact between primitive humans in a post-apocalyptic world and non-humanoid aliens. It's a s/f classic for young people.
I re-collected and re-read it just a few years back, else I would take you up on it.
Yup, good stuff!
Why-come you can't get Sudafed at the King Soopers just up the road? They stock it at my local KS, you just have to go to the pharmacy counter and ask. I guess I've never tried to get it outside of "normal" hours -- is the counter not staffed?
I agree that the red tape is obnoxious. I hate having to stand in line, with a runny nose, waiting to show my ID and sign my name, feeling like hollering, "do I LOOK like a meth dealer?!?". They should have an express lane for "middle 30s obvious professional with obvious cold symptoms". Sheesh.
I guess I've never tried to get it outside of "normal" hours -- is the counter not staffed?
Nope. And nobody has the keys to go open it up, either. Which is super-annoying.