Off Caffeine Again

I bought a Sunkist orange soda along with my lottery ticket this afternoon on my way home from work. I drank the soda on the way home and by the time seven o’clock rolled around I had a feeling in my gut that finally reminded me why I’d gone off caffeine all those months ago. It wasn’t all because I was getting bad sleep. It had a lot to do with the fact that caffeine does funky things to my stomach, funky things that I don’t like at all.

What got me through the funky things was a solid blast of Phil Collins, courtesy of the “Hits” disc I bought for Stephanie last weekend. I’d brought it to work with me today, along with Metallica’s S&M album (which I listened to on the way in, after catching a small bit of Metallica’s MTV Icon special). I re-realized how amazing some of Phil’s songs are. “Something Happened On The Way To Heaven” is especially brilliant. I found myself singing at the top of my lungs to that one.

When I got home from another long day at the office, made only slightly more bearable by the return of our e-mail services (but not our archived messages, not yet at least), I did my standard slew of entries from 1997. I’m back through July now and that’s pretty exciting for me. I’m moving at a much faster pace with this year than I did with 1998.

After that and a steak & cheese sub for dinner, I began work on the purifying of my desktop computer, which is still in progress as we speak. I’m typing this entry on the laptop, staring at an endless array of progress meters and other silly Windows thingy-dingies. I’ve written out a detailed plan of what I’ll do with this project late into the night tonight and tomorrow. When I’m done I should have sated my desire to fuck with my computer, at least for another six to eight months.