I had planned to do some writing on the three days off that I have from work. I had also planned on visiting everyone’s blogs and catching up on those past posts I had missed during my move. All of them are sitting in my Reader, patiently waiting for my viewing eyes so I can leave comments. Then something unexpected happened.
I got a headache.
I know sometimes these things don’t seem like much. Just pop an aspirin and get on with the day. But you have to understand something peculiar about me (as if all of you don’t know how strange I am already). See, I don’t normally get headaches. I can honestly tell you that for the past ten years, I might have had four headaches.
4 headaches in 10 years...
There is no pain greater to me than having a headache. I’m not talking about a migraine, although I have experienced these as a kid. But a regular headache can send me into a quivering pile of mush.
The old adage is that a picture can speak a thousand words...
...this one can tell you how I’m feeling right now.
I’m not usually pain-sensitive. A broken toe? Who cares? I’ve walked it off. Pulled tendons in my leg running from my swollen knee down to my swollen ankle? HA! I don’t let that bother me. Ice it up and continue with my life.
A headache? Please, make the pain stop... make the pain stop... MAKE THE DAMN PAIN STOP!
There’s one other thing about these headaches that’s the most aggravating. It only truly HURTS when I have my head down, like I’m looking at my feet or at my screen as I type. Holding my face upwards and staring straight ahead doesn’t bring on the pain. This means that if I happen to drop something on the floor - like a towel - and I look down to pick it up, there will be stabbing pains throughout my head to send me to my knees in mercy. Otherwise, there’s just that bit of faint soreness as if I’m on the verge of having a headache but it could fade at any minute.
Yeah, my headaches are sneaky-ass bastards.
So I’m holding off right now in doing anything, writing included, and will try to catch up on my reading later. If I have it in me to post something new later this week, I will try. But there’s no guarantee. The last time I had a headache like this, it lasted over a week.
No. I’m not joking. Believe me; this is the last excuse I would use in not getting around to reading everyone’s blogs. Do you actually think I would post such an embarrassing photo above if I was lying about it? How often do you get these that feature ME, as I am today, versus childhood photos?
This will be the first time besides the one I use as my blog avatar.
Anyway, if you need something funny/entertaining to read, you can go through my archives or visit my blogroll/followers to visit these wonderful people or still go over to Clouds and Silvery Linings to read my roast interview there.
As for me, I’m crawling back under the covers while hoping the pain stops sometime this week. I’m up to 3 aspirins and they’ve done squat so far. Forgive any spelling/grammar errors in this post. I’ll fix them later.