February 2006

9 Feb 2006 [link to here]
and I'm back

I'm back. I'm unpacking, doing laundry, eating ordinary food, and enjoying the simple things in life, like being able to brush my teeth using tap water and to flush toilet paper down the toilet.

14 Feb 2006 [link to here]
head swimming memory laps

I took my last anti-malaria pill today. Given how absent-minded I usually am, I'm astounded that I remembered to take a pill every day for four weeks. What's next? Knowing what day it is?

At first I thought I must have screwed up and taken two on the same day, since I should have run out of pills tomorrow. Then I realized that, thanks to the freakishness of time zones, I did run out tomorrow. I've been taking the pills each time it's morning in southeast Asia, so the pill I just swallowed was for tomorrow morning, which has alread arrived in Laos.