Up Early, How Long Can This Last?

Fourth Place Is The New Third Place
A skeleton staff of Meet The Hashers went to the trivia sandbox known as Johnny’s Pizza last night. Sadly, we didn’t bring most of our brains with us. Yours truly missed three sports-related questions (well, really two sports-related questions and one NASCAR question). Somehow we managed to be in first place at halftime and also going into the final question. Unfortunately, the person who answered the final question (not me) was talked out of his original answer and we ended up in fourth place. However, the team that finished in third place failed to adhere to the Must Be Present To Win rules and we claimed the $10 consolation prize — which is rougly one pitcher of satisifying Sweetwater 420 at Johnny’s.

We Live In A Fucked Up World Part II
Have you ever paid attention to the advertisements on television for new drugs? Yesterday while listening to the Braves’ game I heard a commercial for a drug called Ambien. Ambien is a drug intended to help one overcome insominia. However, read the safety information for the drug.

AMBIEN is the #1 prescribed sleep aid in America*

*IMS Health, National Prescription Audit Plus, MAT December 2004.

Important safety information: AMBIEN is indicated for the short-term treatment of insomnia. There is a low occurrence of side effects associated with the short-term use of AMBIEN. The most commonly observed side effects in controlled clinical trials were drowsiness (2%), dizziness (1%), and diarrhea (1%). When you first start taking AMBIEN, use caution in the morning when engaging in activities requiring complete alertness until you know how you will react to this medication. In most instances, memory problems can be avoided if you take AMBIEN only when you are able to get a full night’s sleep (7 to 8 hours) before you need to be active again. As with any sleep medication, do not use alcohol while you are taking AMBIEN. Prescription sleep aids are often taken for 7 to 10 days — or longer as advised by your doctor. All people taking sleep medicines have some risk of becoming dependent on the medicine.

Yes, one of the “side effects” of this sleep aid is drowsiness! WTF?

Hell’s Kitchen, Thankfully Over!
Well, the grand finale of Hell’s Kitchen was last night.

I am a sucker for many reality shows, and for some reason cannot stop watching them even when I know how boring they are (which says a lot about me).

Today I am hating the player, and perhaps even the game. I didn’t care for the way that Michael played the game. I thought that his intentional omission of crab from the crab risotto while Ralph was in charge of the kitchen was completely Bush League. I guess it goes to show you that cheaters can prosper. To make matters worse it the way the final prize was changed from “owning your own restaurant” to “being an apprentice under Gordon Ramsay in London”. Meh!

Tuesday == CD Day
I’m not really excited about today’s drops for CDs. Not being a fan of Faith Hill, I am going to have to pick Michael Penn,‘s “Mr. Hollywood Jr, 1947” for my CD Pick Of The Day. Most people have heard of Michael Penn, but don’t know why. His biggest hit to date is “No Myth” (known by most people as the “Romeo in black jeans” song).

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – eh, notsobad
Current Music – MacCast Podcast from 21-Jul-05
Website Of The Day – Behold the power of Cheese.

Off to read other blogs….

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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3 Responses to Up Early, How Long Can This Last?

  1. i have no idea what they’re talking about. based on my preliminary research, ambien induces drowsiness about 99% of the time. and that is why i worship the god of Abraham, Isaac, and Ambien.

  2. Paulie says:

    My point exactly!

    Drowsiness should be an effect of a sleeping aid, not a side effect of a sleeping aid!

  3. in their defense, maybe they meant drowsiness in general, not just right when you take it?

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