Sunday, October 07, 2007

Things that suck

The Chicago Marathon. How tragic for the runners, and how stupid on the part of planners.

Epstein-Barr virus. "EBV remains dormant or latent in a few cells for the rest of the person's life. Periodically, the virus can reactivate... This reactivation usually occurs without symptoms of illness." Without symptoms of illness, my ass.

Labyrinthitis. Seriously. Thought I was dying. Still taking it under consideration.

Valium. Seriously. How did all those 50's housewives manage to stay upright, much less vacuum the house in heels? I'm so stoned it's not even funny. (Or very funny, depending on how you look at it.)

Here's a scary bedtime story, kids. Sometimes, you can get an infection (again, apparently) and it can settle in your inner ear, causing you to fall over. A lot. Then, you'll feel like you're going to die. You'll be tired (really, really tired) and dizzy, and shaky, and sleepy, and very, very disoriented. You will spend several days in the same pair of pajamas, lying in bed an average of 23 hours a day. You will smell bad. Have fun. Take two Valium, call me in the morning.

1 comment:

AmyRobynne said...

Yikes to all topics!

The Twin Cities marathon was yesterday, too, and my new brother-in-law would have run in it if he hadn't gotten married 12 hours before. I told him he picked a good year to skip -- it was about 75 here, still an awful lot hotter than usual.