Now wait just a minute here.

24 August, 2009
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I mean, really. What’s the big idea, waking up at 3:45 a.m. on the nose for the third straight day? What am I, George Lutz? Honestly. Too much going on this week to go to bed at 11:30 and be insomniatic at a quarter to four.

I suppose it could be that I’m on the fifth day of my gluten-free/sugar-free/dairy-free lifestyle and I’m still getting adjusted; I miss cheese and milk and cereal and bread and Milky Ways. I like how I feel, don’t get me A) wrong, or B) started on the problems that processed sugar and wheat cause for millions of people and they don’t even know it. [Do a search on gluten intolerance to see what I mean.] I guess, as the Thriller has said to me on occasion in the past: I “just wanna be mad.”

Speaking of mad…Mad Men last night was one of those “connecting” episodes. They’re setting up something big. I wish it were a 2-hour show.

Anyway, j’ever have one of those days, when you just wanted to be mad? Actually, I’ve never met anyone who hasn’t, so you’d be the first.

But I won’t dwell on it. There’s too much to do, and besides, there are plenty of other places to read incessant whining. That’s why God made political blog comment sections, and the forums at So cool it, Finkly.




OK I’m STILL MAD. But look on the bright side of life: school starts tomorrow. Yay! I’ma go drown my sorrows with a cherry-vanilla smoothie.


PS – I guess my discontent could also be because….nah.

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24 August, 2009 9:22 am

I’m slowly becoming more Lactose Intolerant so I can sympathize a little with anyone who’s become Gluten Intolerant. Trying to go light on diary is hard enough, I could imagine having to go light on bread or eating some of the Gluten Free bread. Some of it tastes kinda nasty. Good luck with the first day of school tomorrow even if it is on your birthday also. ReplyRat Fink Reply:August 24th, 2009 at 11:45 amThanks, Will. And yep – I think I miss dairy more than bread. Love me some cheese every day, and real whipped cream in my coffee.… Read more »

24 August, 2009 9:43 am

A co-worker of mine recently found out he was gluten-intolerant & now that he’s on the correct kind of diet, he’s feeling better than he ever has. I never drink milk – I think we’re the only creatures on this earth that drink milk as adults & there’s plenty of stuff out there on why milk is not really good for non-infants. On the rare occasions where I break down & have some ice cream, I wake up all congested the next day… so I hear you. Good luck on the new diet. Less than 24 hrs to the next… Read more »

Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
24 August, 2009 11:00 am

Also be mad because of whaaat!!@#??

That too bad about the intolerance. I feel bad for you Finktron.


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Heh heh, Tomasito…tomorrow I put another ring on my trunk.


24 August, 2009 10:44 pm

I happen to know two people who are gluten-intolerant; one since birth and the other just recently. I couldn’t imagine having to be on a gluten or dairy-free diet because I’ll eat about everything. Except for BBQ sauce. Blech. Also, happy (early) birthday! ReplyRat Fink Reply:August 25th, 2009 at 5:44 amThanks Kristen, Miss Huron Fair Queen 2009! Congrats to you as well! I thought the same thing, and I’m the pickiest eater ALIVE. But I’m finding I just had to change my attitude (which was horrible). But…I *do* plan on having a piece of birthday cake if I want one!… Read more »