September 25, 2004

acupuncture round II

I went in for another round of acupuncture and I came out feeling like a new man. Dr. Zhuang can't speak a word of English, but the guy seems to know exactly how to fix me. He even fixed my big toe which has been numb and pins/needlesy for weeks. Today's treatment involved pins both in my back and my legs. The latter had a very slight sting... Amazing how quickly you feel better. I wonder if the pins stimulate adrenaline production which numbs pain? works.


Weird day out there.

We kept breaking things in the house (including Jenn's ibook which we dropped).

There were cops in random places for no apparent reason (these guys were on Baxter):

And the encounters I had with people were kind of out there.

Example: This is a conversation I had with a young Korean deli guy (with a SF/Bay area accent):

deli guy (apropos of nothing): Do you believe in ghosts?

me: It depends.

deli guy: What do you mean by that?

me: I think I believe in ghosts in Mexico, but not so much in New York City.

deli guy: Mexican ghosts. Oooh. Very interesting. What kind?

me: Well for starters there would be the ghosts of the dead, and the ghosts of those not yet born.

deli guy: So many souls.... (picks up a guitar) Do you play guitar? Mexicans are musical people.

me: no

deli guy: Is it ok if I write a song about Mexican ghosts?

me: Knock yourself out.

posted at 07:34 PM by raul

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09/26/04 12:02 PM

Hey guys,

Just caught myself up a bit on your all the heading east pictures, Raul...the clouds and all. It made me miss the midwest. Sunsets and wide open spaces are just as fabulous as sunsets as mountains.
I'm thinking about acupuncture myself for an awful back condition I works, huh?

05/01/05 04:27 AM

Can you recommend me some books or web sites for info. about Mexican ghosts? What you said intrigued me about the ghosts of people not yet born... Thanks.

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