On the way to reporting the Morning Musume concert, the driver offered us gum. Not a big gum chewer, I accepted his offer anyway. After the concert began and the bass started going thump thump thump, my jaws went chomp chomp chomp along with it. 15 minutes later, I threw away the gum and went live at the SNG van. The gum really helped wake up my brain! But the next day, my jaw felt a little sore. Today, it's really sore. I've had my share of muscle soreness from tennis, golf, trail running, crew, karate and yoga, but I don't recall ever having jaw muscle soreness! On the upside, hopefully it'll keep me from munching between meals.