Caffeine: morning cup + midday cappuccino
Evil Calories: half bag of Cheetos
Reality TV: Last Comic Standing, Top Chef
I love writing. I really think everyone should do it. You create a whole world with characters, heroes and villains, plotlines, love-triangles, and best of all, you control everything. You are, for lack of a better word, a God.
That being said…I really hate writing. Because at some point, you’ll invite someone into that world, and they just won’t get it. And then you feel like a failure, God-wise. You suddenly stand accused of creating people who do things that don’t make any sense.
But what I think is interesting is that we, the characters in this blockbuster, NY Times bestseller called life, constantly do things that don’t make sense, yet we seek strict, formulaic plot-lines in our escapisms. Maybe its because we’re so ridiculous that we need order and normalcy to feel some semblance of hope.
Ok, as a total side bar, having nothing to do with my book…. I came down with a slight ear infection over the weekend, and had to go on antibiotics. Fine. Cool. Whatever. I’ve taken them a million times before. Cake walk.
Umm…yeah…lemme tell ya a little something about Cipro.
Yes, Cipro…as in, what they use to treat Anthrax.
Holy friggen crap. First of all, I didn’t find out until two days into dosing that you shouldn’t drink coffee when you take it, because it enhances the effects of caffeine. So that explains the palpitations and the fact that every bathroom in my house is clean and all the deli meats in my fridge are filed appropriately.
It also causes dizziness, and you’re not supposed to drive or operate heavy machinery. (WTF? What the hell is this stuff doing to the poor little bacteria infecting my ear?)
Insomnia. I woke up at 2:00am last night and lay awake for three hours wondering how Chewbacca went to the bathroom.
Loss of appetite. (Ok, this one wasn't so bad. See Cheetos confession above.)
So, in my jittery, dizzy, sleep deprived state, I Googled Cipro, and here’s what I learned Cipro is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that is active against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. It functions by inhibiting DNA gyrase, a type II topoisomerase, which is an enzyme necessary to separate replicated DNA, thereby inhibiting cell division. Wha…??
Ok, I kinda get it. So…if it does that to the bacteria’s DNA…then…what about my DNA…
I will only be cool with this if I get some really awesome super-powers out of it.