The Anti Gift

December 13, 2009

Those who live in LA know about holiday traffic here: in December, people totally forget all rules of the road, and finding a parking spot turns into some kind of bloodthirsty free-for-all. Add a little rain on top of that (LA natives are notoriously horrible at driving in rain), and holiday shopping becomes a health hazard. If not for the fact that online shopping gifts would arrive too late for the holidays, I’d have nearly no reason to leave my house. Anyway, that’s LA traffic right now. The other night, I went to a holiday party at The Phoenix’s house. With traffic, the drive was about 3.5 hours (maybe more, I had to go to my happy place in my head in order to make the drive bearable, so I don’t know exactly how long I was on the road.

On the way, I made a grave error in judgement: I stopped and got Taco Bell drive-thru.

My holiday gift to you, dear reader, is an anti-gift. It’s what not to give, and what not to get, for the holidays: food poisoning. Probiotics and Pedialyte is no way to spend a weekend.

mike

mike

101 Comments

  1. θ·―δΊΊη”² on December 20, 2009 at 1:48 am

    thats awful! why hadn’t anyone reported this to the police? the government should close it as soon as possible in order to save ppl’s health! shouldn’t they?

  2. Roddy on December 19, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Damn Mike, sucks to hear… I’m a Chef so I know all about food poisoning… It should be completely clear of your system now, but you will feel kinda shit for awhile… Hope you feel better soon, and that it doesn’t affect the new record… Much respect

  3. TooReal4You on December 19, 2009 at 7:37 am

    it must of ben the dog! lol jk..hope you get better

  4. Stephie on December 18, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    I got food poison from them to several years ago put me in the hospital too.. ugggh…thinking about it now makes me sick 😦 .
    Also Holiday traffic will make anyone sick.. more so insane… LOL. I was in Bay Area last weekend and damn with the rain and the rudeness of people.. I was thinking am I insane for doing this…( I had Metallica concert to go too so there was no turning back). Who the hell came up with the line ” The most wonderful time of the year” j/k… Hope your better!
    Looking forward to the new album.

  5. tinkerbella26 on December 16, 2009 at 10:02 am

    Damn Mike, I hope you feel better soon… Thanks for the heads up on the traffic though. I’m flying out to LA Saturday to spend the holidays with my family… I’ll be on my toes! Happy Holidays!!

    Clarissa

  6. cincybmxlpfreak on December 16, 2009 at 9:48 am

    I totally feel for you, Mike. I just got the stomach flu yesterday. I felt terrible. Not only that, but I still kinda have it today, and I have to make a 4 hour drive out to pick up my husband from his AFB, then tomorrow a 4 hour drive back home. Friday our movers are coming and Saturday it’s a 12 hour drive to Memphis, TN, then an 8 hour drive to Cincinnati, OH on Sunday. I just hope I’m feeling better by then. Take care, Mike. Hope you feel better, too. It’s not fun being sick for the holidays…especially when you can’t keep down the delicious holiday dinners and deserts. :/

  7. twilight_LP on December 16, 2009 at 6:25 am

    Ahh…too bad:) Tokyo is the same, traffic is fucking HORRIBLE at this time of year. I would love to go get some Christmas presents, but it takes too long by train. The best way is bus, but it doesn’t help when the buses are moving slower than snails. I swear a lot in cars/buses in December, LOL. I’m sorry to hear you’re sick though- get better soon. I had the flu (might be swine- we call it the “new” flu in Japan) recently, and it was so bad I thought I was gonna die for sure. Needless to say I survived…which is why I’m typing this now…flu is probably worse than food poisoning, so be grateful it wasn’t something that would keep you in bed for a week;) And avoid Taco Bells next time!

  8. HybridMask on December 15, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Well,this pretty much speaks for itself,if it works.Being PC illiterate I can blame on my schooling and my own lack of curiosity against html.Get better soon,and next time..go to burger king instead?

    And traffics suck.Traffics while you’re in any public transportation sucks even more.Try bearing that road while feeling like a can of sardine on wheels.

    Off I go to haunt more blogs!

  9. msgirl on December 15, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    wow..i hope you are okay now! or no? if not, get well soon!yeah! traffΔ±c Δ±s a big problem in every city on holidays!so i hope the traffic problem will be over soon!and take care!always smile even there is a traffic!cuz when you smile,even traffic problem will DΔ°SSAPEAR!=)

  10. Charlotte_Jay on December 15, 2009 at 9:09 am

    You’re talking about the “holiday traffic”, in Tehran is always like that: MADDNING! we get stuck in traffic for 3, 4 hours on NORMAL days in this God damn city, just add holiday and rain or snow to that…it ruins “the happy place in your head”! I’d prefer to stay at my house on snowy or rainy days and for holidays…there’s a good shopping center near my house so I can walk to there.And Mike: Get well soon, OK?! we don’t want to hear you’re sick, please take care of yourself πŸ™‚

    Niloufar

  11. htx2m3bc on December 15, 2009 at 9:01 am

    That sounds so much like Galleria on Westheimer and 610 in HOUSTON :~( It sucks. Thats one of the many reasons why I’m moving back to the south. People drive stupid, dont pay attention to the signs, barely rains and everyone goes nuts. Not to mention that they have the most coverage of law enforcement in HOUSTON. Sucks you got sick. Especially in that spot you were in. NEVER GO TO TACO BELL…. Unless you want to get the runs :~)

  12. Anstice on December 15, 2009 at 8:23 am

    LOL. You know, I’ve been on the Los Angeles freeway and I think it’s scary without rain and Christmas. Hmm. But your post reminds me of Evansville, Indiana in winter. The crazy fucks down here (and there, I’m sure, if it ever happened) have no clue how to drive in the snow. At all. They forecast 2 inches of snow and oh, hell. Shut the state down! These people are like, “OMFG!! RUN TO WALMART! STEAL FOOD! HORDE GAS!” And they close the Universities; which is cool for me, but really stupid. Growing up in northern Indiana, we had to have 2 feet of snow WITH drifting for them to even THINK about closing school. -/-> I bet you never eat Taco Bell again =)

  13. Rex on December 15, 2009 at 3:24 am

    i ate oyakodon.

  14. Brad on December 14, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    …and I thought Sacramento drivers were bad! At least we don’t have as many people and thank God we have left turn lanes lol
    …as for Taco Bell, I haven’t gotten food poisoning yet (woohoo!) but if they ever got my order right I might lay a golden egg…anyways feel better my man and all hail the porcelain king!

  15. Revenga on December 14, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    I hope you’ll get well soon.
    I guess nothing’s nastier than food poisoning. Many people say nothing feels worse than a broken heart… I call them suckers! Vomitting and diarrhea are one million times worse!!! LOL

  16. Virago on December 14, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Dude, been there done that. Thanksgiving 3 years ago. Wendy’s did me in; to this day I do not eat at that particular Wendy’s. I feel your pain!

  17. HJP007 on December 14, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    I remember when someone got food poisoning from the green onions at taco bell. They sued the hell out of them. Now you know why they don’t have green onions anymore. You could use your doc as a witness or something. Get that money shun!!!

  18. _Tiff_Tiff_33_LP_ on December 14, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    awwww poor mikey,you got sick,we love you,hope you get better soon!!!!!!!!^_^

  19. Sintia on December 14, 2009 at 11:19 am

    sorry to read that you got food poisoning. I hope your fully recovered by now. Sumtimes you got to be careful wen it comes to those fast food places. They should come with WARNING labels just in case. “Could be hazardous to your health” haha
    I hope you, LP, & your families are doing good and are in gr8 health,,,,minus your lil food poisoning. Take Care

  20. xXLEOXx on December 14, 2009 at 11:04 am

    Ooouhh poor Mike! Normaly I always wanted to live in a city like LA but when I hear stories like this one, I’m really happy to live in a little village in Germany (we have 300-400 inhabitans, so –> No stress, no perilous traffic :D)! But the most time of the year it’s quite boring here! But I think it would be hilarious to see the LA drivers, try to drive here in south Germany.. we have much snow and ice here right now and it’s soooo cold!^^ I think it would end in a disaster! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Two weeks ago I had the flu (noo.. not the swine flu^^) It was horrible,too! I had 40Β°C fever.. thought I have to die! But I hope, you get well soon!Hugs and kisses! πŸ˜€ wish you happy holidays!^^ Leo

  21. sarah35 on December 14, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Mikey Mikey don’t complain ;DD
    If you drove along Polish roads, you’d get rabies ;p
    I understand the problem and … just be careful, ok? πŸ™‚

  22. _Bianca_ on December 14, 2009 at 9:59 am

    I bet you enjoyed the party, not to mention the way back. What makes this funnier for the German readers: in German “gift” is the word for poison πŸ˜‰

  23. rockermeg on December 14, 2009 at 9:26 am

    Aaaw Mike 😦
    Are you feeling better?
    That’s bad…all of it xD
    Hope you still have a great Christmas though πŸ™‚
    xxx

  24. dianlucas on December 14, 2009 at 8:43 am

    Sao Paulo – Brazil:

    Sniny haaappy peoople…

  25. Tom_SynNergy on December 14, 2009 at 7:46 am

    I hope you get well soon! Even if you went driving somewhere be careful. I think I should be happy that I don’t live in LA.
    By the way do you have all your presents bought already?

  26. 4n174 on December 14, 2009 at 7:17 am

    aww that really sucks. It’s really crazy up here in Canada too. There are really crazy drivers out there in -35ΒΊC weather, and it gets even worse with all the snow and ice. Anyway, I hope you get better soon!

  27. linkinparkette on December 14, 2009 at 7:09 am

    hehe thats funny i dont think i have a happy place, its in music..or maybe i do. evil taco ppl.

    oh yea u forgot the last lil thingie ).
    :]

  28. Shinoda77 on December 14, 2009 at 6:55 am

    Damn. Get well soon. I know it, it feels so bad. Pfft. Please take care of yourself 😦 LY.

  29. Twizzle09 on December 14, 2009 at 6:50 am

    Aaaaww…. Poor Mikey!
    Get well soon, Mike πŸ™‚ Another thing, next time be more careful to choose your food. We don’t want to know if you’re got sick.
    Hugs and Kiss to make it better :)]

  30. Marie14 on December 14, 2009 at 6:48 am

    get well soon 😦 i like anti gifts now…i think i’ll give them to my whole family…dont know anything else to give them for chirstmas πŸ˜€

  31. clara110 on December 14, 2009 at 6:44 am

    i was laughing pretty hard because of the 3.5 hours.. poor guy! if i just imagine you can kinda drive through switzerland within this time (tiny little country..yay!xD and with lots of snow!(and LP coming round every once in a while..xD))
    LA must be huge then.xD

    and thanks for the gift! i hope i won’t have to use it though..^^

  32. MichaelFromGermany on December 14, 2009 at 6:38 am

    oh no :D…ok get well soon right?!

  33. burningdaylight on December 14, 2009 at 6:29 am

    oh no!!!! hugs – gently of course that’s absolutely horrible!!! at least, unlike one of my friends, you didn’t end up in the hospital and only able to eat ice cubes!!! (the upside of this story: enough settlement $ to cover college!)
    make sure you take it easy the next few days – rice will help settle your stomach, as will plain pasta. there’s a reason why the “BRATT” diet is useful lol (BRATT = bread, rice, applesauce, tea, toast, btw). bananas are also really good too!
    feel better mike!!!!

  34. PankakeMunky on December 14, 2009 at 6:27 am

    that sucks a lot. i hope you feel better soon! think of this as another experience and you can prep yourself next year for a better way to spend the holidays. πŸ™‚

  35. GenMTL on December 14, 2009 at 6:19 am

    Get well soon! What’s that idea to stop on a Taco Bell…

    In Montreal, Canada, we got a snow storm, you think that it’s not easy to drive during raining day, you must try during snow storm…I think that everybody lost there mind!!! Add Christmas shopping, wow!!

    But, it’s beautiful outside with white snow. I will walk this afternoon with my 7 month’s daugther!! We have to come in Quebec city or Montreal during winter, it’s wonderfull…when you don’t live there, because it’s cold during 4 months and in March, you don’t like snow anymore!!!

  36. CuteWhiteBunny on December 14, 2009 at 6:04 am

    I hope you get well soon! Food poisoning isn’t nice.

    I can’t help but wonder what your “happy place” is like.

    And that holiday shopping thing sounds extremely dangerous.

  37. Fatima91MS on December 14, 2009 at 6:04 am

    ooooh nooo…Get Well soon,Mike!
    Take care!

  38. miKer0cks on December 14, 2009 at 6:04 am

    Awwwwww poor you!!!!!! I hope you’re feeling better today^^ Just sit in bed, relax and get well soon, ok? πŸ™‚ be careful next time πŸ˜‰

    Well traffic is the same over here too! I went x-mas shopping the other day and it was like hell! Seriously too many people and cars everywhere! I thought I could chill I little bit with shopping but when I got back home I was so pissed! I didn’t relax at all.

    Anyways…hope you’re better now πŸ™‚

  39. sassi_lp on December 14, 2009 at 5:55 am

    AAAWWW poor man! hope you get better soon, take some time!
    xx Saskia & AB(or Aybee, Aybeeryu whatever u prefer)

  40. Morinoajin on December 14, 2009 at 5:12 am

    NOOO food poisoning is just horrible! Stupid Taco Bell…
    Get well mike!!

  41. Voice_in_head on December 14, 2009 at 4:50 am

    Get well Mike!

  42. Ezza on December 14, 2009 at 4:24 am

    definatly a sucky way to spend a weekend 😦 ( after the way that me nd my brother cleaned the bbq today i dont think i’ll be giving anyone food poisoning.) not the alone in the getting sick dept.. i had the flu last weekend (way out of season since its summer!) and its still in my chest :S it is really quite grose..doesnt really compete with food poisoning tho…if u can keep fluid down gatorade helps make u feel better πŸ™‚
    feel better soon πŸ™‚

  43. DemonNoir99 on December 14, 2009 at 2:03 am

    Ok .. get well soon !!

  44. KATHYxx on December 14, 2009 at 1:55 am

    I liked Taco Bell until I started to have epic stomach problems even with taking my lactose medication. Somethings wrong with that place. You and the guys might wanna leave LA next time and go somewhere with less traffic. escape.

    If it makes you feel better (if misery likes company), I had a crummy weekend too. Standing in sideways rain for an hour and a half waiting for this very late bus, then having to sit on said bus for the rest of the day completely wet and cold. Got all my luggage soaked and ruined. And, on the way I made a grave error in judgment, I had a nice dinner which turned out to override my aforementioned lactose medicine, so i had to … you rather not know, actually.

  45. Jo_o8 on December 14, 2009 at 1:52 am

    Awww… you poor thing Mike. This should make you think twice before eating out next time.

  46. Janni_Loves_LP on December 14, 2009 at 1:40 am

    Thank you for sharing your wisdom once again, Shinoda… Get better soon! sends healing thoughts from Denmark πŸ˜€

  47. BlackHawk on December 14, 2009 at 12:35 am

    Taco bell sucks .. I prefer burritos ( I’ve never had food poisoning with that dish !)

  48. girlaloud on December 13, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Get well soon , but I don’t understand what kind of tacos that you eat until you can get food poisoning ??

  49. ThePrincess on December 13, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Food poisoning ?? ;( … I hope you get better soon Mike …

  50. Nikki_LPforever on December 13, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    Oh that really sucks! Its really bad that u were stuck inside over the weekend!Hope u feel better soon Mike! I would never think taco bell of all places would make food like that!
    Really hope you get well soon and enjoyy the holidayys!
    Love you always Mike! GWS! =)

  51. Dori on December 13, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    That really sucks, Mike! I hope you, and whoever caught it from you, gets better soon… What did you order? Taco Bell is one of my favorite drive-thru fast-food places, btw…

  52. shinoda_fan on December 13, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Are you aweare tha alot of kids are gonna stop going to taco bell? LOL, also don’t trust del taco I found a lock of hair in my food… But if you want Mexican food make some Mexican friends…. Or just come to my casa… Member “MI CASA ES SU CASA” well take care Mike, much love to your family Mr. Shinoda

  53. zahra on December 13, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    haha! remindes me of the bad trafic days here….(happy place!!!??HAHA FUNNY!!!) taco bell’s awesome my favoraite fast food place after noodel company….(i dont think LA has noodel company…its a mid west thing(chicagoooooo thing….lol!) take care hope u have a gr8 holiday..

  54. linkinladie328 on December 13, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    yeah, huge mistake. eating 24 hour old meat and beans is not good. hahhahah feel better soon!

  55. LPAssociationDerek on December 13, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    As someone who’s had relatives who worked in the food service industry, I would highly recommend you contact Taco Bell to complain about the food as it seems that whatever you had might have been undercooked/under-prepared. Feel better Mike.

  56. LPLisaB on December 13, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Hey! Hope you’ll feel better soon! Best wishes to you and your family!

  57. diptiamin on December 13, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Why did you go to Taco Bell? It’s all about Del Taco. Feel better soon.

  58. WidyaRahayu on December 13, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    And my holiday gift to you, dear writer, is http://widyarahayu.deviantart.com/art/sensei-pianoda-144803621 πŸ˜€ Hope it can help you to get better!

  59. abbykulyde on December 13, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Sucks big time, what did you ate? Hope you’re feeling better now…

    what a weekend, take care more ayt!

  60. Tyrena on December 13, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    when i was younger i had an ear ache on christmas day & had to have my presents opened for me because i felt so miserrable……… : (

  61. zimminator on December 13, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    wow dude i just had food poisoning today too! but im glad i wasnt in yer position lol. im sorry dude that sux

  62. Stoker on December 13, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Damn, That sucks Mike! I know how it feels. I’ve been stuck in my house the entire weekend to get over strep throat! It sucks because I can’t be at work earning money, my voice is screwed so I can’t sing, and the only thing that helps is friends, medicine, art, or sleep. Anything that makes that overwhelming fact that your sick seem that much less noticeable. To the both of us, I hope we get better soon!

  63. HERT on December 13, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    i am sorry to hear that mike hope u get over the hole food poisoning fast and get back to your holiday fun soon and hay it not fun to be sick during the holidays at least your at home and not on the rode if u get what i mean.

  64. MayJ on December 13, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    omg…DO NOT ever go to Taco Bell!!! You know Del Taco is much better!
    Hope you get better soon!

  65. Meryl on December 13, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    LOL mike if you complain about the rain, come in montreal during our winters, you’ll kill yourself on the road lol

  66. ShirleyAlvarezNY on December 13, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    Hey Mike this is Shirley…I met you at the Johnathan Levine gallery NYC..hope you come back soon. πŸ˜‰ .Please take care of your health.. I really hope you get better soon!! XOXO I

  67. vampki55 on December 13, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    well i for one cannot relate to the traffic in LA but i feel ur angry towards the rain! it’s been raining three days straight here in Jersey with heavy winds that almost took my umbrella away from me. u see i take the bus almost every day to my college and it was a pain walking through puddles of rain, waiting when buckets of water is pouring down your front argh
    take care of that food poisoning hope u feel better soon =] oh btw thanks for taking ur time to chat with us Dec 9 !

  68. mraznxcrazyxboi on December 13, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    hope you fell better and yes the traffic here in LA is very ridiculous
    fell better mike. And Mike please watch this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhhQGezFNSc
    great cover of Across the Line. Mike Have a great day/night hope you feel better before Christmas and new years~~ :]

  69. BeautifulSeraph on December 13, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    One of the many reasons I could never live in LA. The traffic is just ridiculous.

    Hope you feel better really soon, food poisoning is the worst.

  70. vr23 on December 13, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Hey Mike, don’t be eatin that crap from taco bell unless its a quesadilla. those things are good. Get well soon Man!!! πŸ™‚

  71. ShimizuAiko on December 13, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    I had sashimi poisoning several years ago , so I know exactly how you feel ! Get well soon Mike !!

  72. luckyluck on December 13, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Traffic jams and food poisoning ..ο€ two things That I hate most!!

    Get well Soon !!

  73. Madlen on December 13, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    I feel you…Food poisoning is not very enjoyable…I do hope you’re feeling better now.

    p.s btw in my country drink poisoning is more popular

  74. RurouniKenshin on December 13, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Food poisoning ?? That’s awful ..

    Get Well soon Dude !!

  75. exia_7 on December 13, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    poor thing. did you watch kroq’s almost acoustic christmas? DBS was great and so was 3 days grace!

  76. durg on December 13, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    nooo :O that sucks dude, but the rain/driving thing is kinda funny.. :p
    here in PA we have snow, then it rained all day & turned that snow into ice, major highways are closed & wrecks everywhere hahaha id hate to see someone from LA in that.. πŸ˜„

  77. ShadowThanatos on December 13, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    ..Ko-ni-chi-wa…(sorry for my bad Japanese anyway :D).
    This will make you feel better:
    1. Don’t eat fat food.
    2. Do exercise every day
    3. Practice to be muscular =))
    . Joking but it is true that you will have a better heath for your life :))
    Being Healthy to create more great music and art. (Looks like everyone in LP love tacos, don’t they?). But you must be sure not to overlimit. I mean don’t need to work to hard. It may harm your health…”trying to take one but losing the other ten”

  78. ninguem on December 13, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    i only know taco bell from movies and when i saw i thought “this was a bomb, poor stomach”, good luck to you
    get some sleep and get well soon to the christmas, specialy because is your 1st christmas like a father πŸ™‚

    and i cannot eat meat because i become bad too, the last time i had this i almost went to the hospital, was awful =/

    ps:
    and i want know about your favorite iphone’s apps thanks

  79. Saphira on December 13, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Awww no! Awful traffic and to top that off, food poisoning. Now that has got to suck 😦
    Hope you feel better, Mike!! I’m sure your strong body can fight that off!!!! πŸ˜€ Ugh yeah, manmade stuff always tastes bad, no matter how much the label says it “tastes delicious” __
    Remind me to never go to Taco Bell, I’ve never been there, and now I’m never gonna go.

  80. lp_fm_fan on December 13, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    AWWW hope you feel better Mike! I, too, had food poisoning just last week, in fact. it was AWFUL. Especially when studying for exams, I HARDLY slept that night. I kept having to go to the restroom for…you know what. Awful just awful, my mom was up with me most of the night/day I couldn’t eat (which was awful as well…) all I did was drink water which in the beginning was impossible because it wouldn’t stay down. I hope you’re better, Mike. But you know you usually don’t need medicine with food poisoning, just plenty of water and rest. Best to just somehow sleep (it was hard for me to sleep for a while). AND you know what sucks? After the food poisoning I got sick…a cold.

  81. Sonia_LPrnway_ on December 13, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    ah, that sucks! feel better soon! πŸ™‚

  82. SteppinRazor on December 13, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Ugh.. epically horrible traffic and food poisoning suck. A lot.

    At least your car didn’t break down?

    Anyways, get well soon!!!!

    Also, I guess I’d better call my brother, who is on his way to Taco Bell, as we speak…

  83. Kaeru on December 13, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    ΓΆ.ΓΆ poor kenji-kun get well soon and forget x-mass its more importent that you stay well!
    ganbatte kenji-kun, mata ne <(^-^<)

  84. liope on December 13, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    Oh god! That sucks!! o.O Wish you to get well soon! πŸ™‚ Don’t miss the Xmas holidays!!!

    PS: LA traffic sounds like Athens traffic!! πŸ˜› The bad thing in Athens though is that the safari for the parking goes for all the year! :S

  85. Senia on December 13, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    the litte story about LA traffic determines me to make a connection w/ my beloved bucharest… it is usually insane, but when there is some sort of ‘extra-stress’ around (i.e. rain, holidays, fridays, ambulance trying to pass, an awful driver stuck in the middle of the road, roads in construction, a policeman trying to make things ‘better’ etc.), it all goes KA-BOOM! even more hektik and chaotic and shit. and the people on TV are actually telling you to stop getting so stressed. yea, like in…?

  86. TheBlackEmber on December 13, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    ha, sorry to hear that mike
    hope things get better soon so we can get some more music =)

  87. Philly_Willy on December 13, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Bahahahahahahaha!!!! thanks for the pressie!

  88. Deftones06 on December 13, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Food poisoning…Well… I think I had one 5 years ago, or so. I lost almost 10 kg in 2 weeks, and I was even thin before that! Not good memories lol

  89. LionTamerE2K on December 13, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Get well soon Mike! The pro-shot video of QWERTY from Summer Sonic ’06 just popped up on LPlive.net, and will probably make you feel better…

  90. SoUneik on December 13, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    I had a feeling something was up. I was gonna say something like “your messing up my internet rituals-get back here” (an obvious attempt to avoid saying real human things) Don’t tell anyone I’m aware of this… Also, don’t tell anyone I was here… I’m in 99.9% anti-social/hermit mode. I had food poisoning years ago, 105 fever, near death, and a month in the hospital. I will never forget that shit. The smell and the taste of pedialyte still lingers in my memories. ughh. I feel your pain.
    I hope you feel better soon.

  91. Xenith on December 13, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Don’t you hate it when your ill, you tell other people your symptoms and they instantly say “I’M ILL TOO” or “I’ve had that” words to that effect. well…

    I’ve been ill also lol, although My illness was not self Taco inflicted. There is currently a 24 hour bug going round the north of the UK and its not at all pretty.

    I have been chucking up from both ends to put it politely. Thank god my bath is right next to my toilet!!! And my god, tomato and basil pasta sauce is not nice the second, third or eighth time round i can tell you! – Little tip Mike : Buy some Imodium (Anti-Laxatives). The sooner you put a cork in one end it ain’t so bad! lol

    Get well soon!

  92. lynndarwinharris on December 13, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    That sucks, I had food poisoning about 3 years ago. I hope you feel better soon!!

  93. Aiman on December 13, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Get well soon, man.

  94. mike_n_LP_4ever on December 13, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    :OOO I’m not the only one! lol That’s why I never eat there any more. πŸ˜› But I’m sorry you got sick(even tho it’s not my fault…lol).

    -Cati πŸ™‚

  95. Curiosa on December 13, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Awe, u did all that just 2 buy me my Christmas gift!! Your 2 sweet, sweet pea. πŸ˜› lol Sounds better when Cheap calls u that. lol

    Reason why I’m glad I don’t live in LA. Regular traffic is bad enough over there & yeah, I noticed at the airport that people drive crazy over there. lol Reason why I’m scared 2 drive in LA. lol It’s easier 2 avoid accidents here than there. Traffic here gets really bad during the holidays 2 but luckily not as bad as over there. Just 1 more present & I’m done. I found the perfect present for u, sent it 2 u via twitter. lol Hope u enjoy it. πŸ˜‰ & I hope u feel better soon. Its never fun being sick. hugs πŸ™‚

    PS: Did u get ur uzi yet? http://twitpic.com/t39r8

  96. cuz on December 13, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Oh man, I hope you’ll feel better soon so you can eat much on holidays πŸ™‚

  97. PrincessbyDawn on December 13, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    Aww Mike that is terrible, poor of you! Being Doctor as I am, all that I can say is that you are doing the very right thing getting pedialyte and mostly probiotics to keep your gut healthy. Other than that, lots of water and no fat food πŸ™‚ You should be ok soon if it was just a bad food and not some virus or bacteria. If you have fever, go to see a doc please, maybe some med will be necessary. I hope you get better soon and in time to christmas! About the traffic, I use to buy online, I have been doing that the last years cause Rio de Janeiro has the same problem with the traffic and people and we have around 40Β°C at this point, imagine! Love your way to ‘escape’, I do the same hehe

  98. Truth_in_Lies on December 13, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    I guess giving out chocolate is out of the question now…but I guess some chocolate wouldn’t hurt anyone (I actually went to the store and bought like ten bags of chocolate)

    I hope you get better soon Mike!

  99. Joie on December 13, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Don’t worry!!!You’ll be OK in no time! πŸ™‚

  100. Shinobi_Ninja on December 13, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    Damn, I remember last christmas, I was sick. I couldn’t eat anything, I was cold. I was in a friend house, I watched him and our family eating, and I was sitting next to them and watching them. πŸ˜₯

  101. lovableFreak on December 13, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    oh poor mike… you really seem to suffer from… uhm… christmas time frustration?! oh well… you’re right. staying at home’s the best to do in such a situation… πŸ˜‰

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