Jay's Blog

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Now I’m Cooking

Recently my doctor had me give up about 8 quarts of blood for a comprehensive food-allergy analysis. Not only did the test indicate that I was severely anemic – go figure – but it...

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Poetry at 160kbps

The lyrics to Cake’s “Short Skirt Long Jacket” are actually pretty good poetry: I want a girl with a mind like a diamond I want a girl who knows what’s best I want a...

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Final Destination

The other day, during one of my all-too-frequent work breaks, it suddenly became absolutely necessary for me to learn what Phoebe Cates was up to these days. Boys of all ages remember only one...

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Geek Wars

The battle between Google (“Don’t Be Evil”) and Apple (headed by Dr. Evil) is getting interesting. The latest salvo is Google’s announcement that they are opening their own music store later this year. This,...

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Day Three

Well, many droplets have passed under the bridge since my last posting about health. As I threatened, I did go see the neurosurgeon, who turned out to be a rock star — very bright,...

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Day Two

Never mind that several months have transpired since my first (and heretofore only) post about my health. As far as this blog topic goes, this is indeed the second day. I don’t write more...

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Today is the First Day …

I am a 60-year-old, otherwise-healthy guy who has Parkinson’s. They call it “young onset,” because I was diagnosed when I was just a kid – 58. My symptoms are rare – no tremors, but...