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Too much chewing

posted at 12:01 pm
on Oct. 12, 2002

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Lately, I’ve been chewing a lot more.

I’ve been under a lot of stress, and I figured I needed to give my guts a rest, because they didn’t need to be all filled with bile and such, and with the way I’ve been wolfing down lunch it’s a wonder I don’t have teeth marks still visible in, well, you get the picture.

So I’ve been really concentrating on chewing.

I think it’s made a difference, my digestion seems much more calm now.

But on the down side, my face has been hurting.

I knew I was out of shape, but I never figured that would include my jaw muscles as well.  It turns out, though, that chewing is a lot of work, and it’s no laughing matter, literally, because laughing makes it hurt worse.

It reminds me of when I had to give up chewing Beeman’s bubble gum because I was getting problems with the joint in my jaw.

So I’m sorry, stomach, but you’re the toughest link in the chain, so I’m going to rely solely on you when I swallow Gummi bears whole to spare my jaw muscles. (In my head, I’m pretending the bears are responsible for all the incompatibilities in various Web browsers and I’m torturing them for it.  Is that weird?)



 
 

 

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