Just Another Manic Wednesday

September 19, 2012 at 12:01 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )

This is one of those posts where I’m going to whine and feel sorry for myself.  Here goes:

Yesterday morning I woke up with the cursed stiff neck that I’ve now experienced two other times in my life.  It makes it difficult to really even move so of course my evening gym plans were out.  I spent the night on the couch, alternating a heating pad and ice pack, while eating soup and generally feeling miserable.  I’m dealing with the same thing today and staring at two computer screens for hours on end isn’t exactly helping.  I hurt.  And I’m on my period, which is super awesome.  In fact, I’m guessing the anti-malaria pills I’m still on have done what the doctor warned and thoroughly messed with the monthly reminder that I’m (thankfully) not knocked up because everything’s all out of whack and this is the longest, worst week I’ve had in years.  Oh, was that too much information?  Are you slightly uncomfortable, especially if you’re a male?  Well it’s a hard world out there so toughen up.

Wednesday Addams gets me

I also forgot my wallet at home today, which is something I’ve never done.  I took it out last night to walk to CVS to buy IcyHot and tomato soup and apparently forgot to put it back in my bag.  I didn’t realize this until I was in the train station this morning and at that point, if I turned around to go home I was just going to curl up in bed and start the day over again, which my boss wouldn’t have appreciated.  So I begged the CTA guy who sees me every morning to let me on without my card with the promise that I’ll show it to him next time, so that was one hurdle overcome.  Unfortunately, once I was on the train I realized that I wouldn’t be able to get into our office without my badge.  Since The Tower Formerly Known as Sears isn’t exactly lax on security, they wouldn’t just wave me in as did the CTA guy.  My options were to either call our front desk to have them send someone down to get me or to stand around and wait for someone from my office to walk by so they could vouch for me and get me upstairs.  Alas, it was too early for anyone to be answering our phones so I stood around like a weirdo for almost 15 minutes before seeing a familiar face and begging for assistance.  Eventually I made it, only to realize that there was no way the afternoon CTA attendant would let me on for free so I had to beg some more and borrow a few dollars from a coworker so I can get my sorry ass home tonight.

As a cherry on my shit cake, I have a seriously ill family member whom I’m more than a little worried about.  Hopefully he’ll be out of the hospital and back to his routine before we know it but the whole thing just reminds me once again how much it sucks to live far away from so many I love.  And while I know I used this post to bitch and moan about my own troubles, if you can do one thing for me it would be to send some good vibes in the direction of my uncle.  I know he needs them more than I do.

And since I won’t be going to the gym again tonight, I’ll just count down the hours until I can be reunited with my ice pack, my couch, and hopefully good updates about one of my favorite family members.  Thankfully tomorrow is Thursday!

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Wacky Wednesday

January 20, 2011 at 12:04 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , )

My yesterday included the following:

  • Thinking my throat hurts, I hope I’m not getting sick as soon as I woke up.
  • Seeing two people carrying large bouquets of balloons.  They were both seen before 7:30am and they were seen in different locations.  This was something I’ve never witnessed on this route before and definitely not twice in one day.
  • An encounter with a 99 cent banana at the Corner Bakery.  That’s one dollar – for a banana.  I laughed and then cried a little.
  • Accidentally showing up to volunteer at the food pantry on a night I hadn’t signed myself up for.  Also, the security officer there had to make his first arrest tonight in his year and a half working there.  The guy threatened him and was handcuffed in the street (I didn’t see it but heard about it from the cop).
  • Four random people say something to me about how everyone was acting crazy like there was a full moon.  None of these three people knew that there was, in fact, a full moon last night.
  • Going to sleep early, slathered in Vapor Rub and woozy from nighttime cough medicine.

I guess it’s not much but it’s enough for a Wednesday.

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