I know you tend to be forgetful if you don't write things down. So I'm going to write this down for you in the hopes that it will actually stick in your brain this time. You need to stop sabotaging yourself. You need to remember one little detail that will spare you a lot of discomfort. You are quite likely lactose intolerant. You know this, and yet you go around eating ice cream, cheese, and other things without remembering to take a lactose pill first. This is the second time this week you've had ice cream and only remembered the whole "hey, I need to take a pill before I can eat this" thing AFTER consuming it.
You're not allowed to eat ice cream unless you take the pill first. There's half a box of them in your car and probably a few in your backpack. They're right there when you need them. All you have to do is take one, and then you can eat all the dairy products you want. It's that easy. WHY can't you remember? Well, maybe that "urgh, my tummy feels funny" feeling you're going to have until dinner time will teach you your lesson.
So next time you go to eat something, ask yourself, "does this have any dairy products in it?" If it's something like yogurt, butter, or cheddar cheese, you'll be fine, but if it contains milk, ice cream, sour cream, most other cheeses, etc., TAKE A PILL FIRST. Yes, even if it's just a bowl of cereal. Your tummy will thank you. Remember how you modified your eating habits when you were having acid reflux problems and how avoiding certain foods or taking antacids fixed the problem? It's like that, only with most dairy products. The solution is so simple, but you have to REMEMBER it.
My office had a cake for the September/October birthdays today. Being the Cake Wrecks junkie I am, I immediately had to make sure everything was spelled correctly. Giant Eagle is a little disappointing, because they almost always make cakes that turn out nice, and then I have nothing to laugh about. But on the other hand, that was officially the most off-key, pathetic version of "Happy Birthday" I've ever heard, so it balances out.