Every Thing Old is Once Again

I woke up with a headache this morning and alcohol was not the cause, although it was to blame.

This was like a visit from an old friend who used to visit more often but who I haven’t seen in a long time. Perhaps because I’ve added a few more carbs back into my diet, or perhaps because the weather is changing or perhaps because I ate a packaged soup that expired 2.5 years ago for lunch yesterday (note: it said BEST BY not TOXIC AFTER) this old friend stopped by for a visit.

Even worse, I went to bed knowing I was going to wake up with a headache.

I knew this because I started to get a tight spot in the left side of my neck. Imagine waking up with a stiff neck and that’s how I felt before I went to bed. Usually I would pop a couple migraine pills and go to bed. However, because I’d had a couple ounces of vodka (from an ancient bottle of Absolut; are you noticing a trend here?) I couldn’t safely take any medicine.

As a result, when I woke up, my head looked and felt a lot like this:

How my head felt this morning. The screws and the pain are to scale.

How my head felt this morning. The screws and the pain are to scale.

I drank some coffee and hoped it would go away. When it didn’t, I took the medicine I would have taken the night before (note: it is not past the BEST BY date. Probably.) and went back to bed for a couple hours.

After I woke up I braved breakfast and although I didn’t have a lot of energy to make and eat very much, what I ate settled well, and I settled down at the desk to waste time.

Since then I’ve been woozy but not sick. I’ve had no trouble eating except I didn’t have a lot of interest in eating. I also managed to accomplish several small tasks but nothing big.

Tomorrow I suspect I’ll feel better. Then I’ll be able to waste time more efficiently.


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