fosteronfilm decided at the last minute to attend one of the Image free salons last night: "Meet the Press". I decided to stay home and try to write. (Also to see the season premiers of Bones and House. What can I say, I likes my vacuous, passive entertainment.)
So what happens as soon as my hubby is out of the garage? I got hewn down by a throbbing sinus headache. Ouch. Downed some Extra Strength Excedrin and coffee in the hopes of nipping it before it became blinding. In any case I reasoned, once the caffeine kicks in, it should stoke the ole muse. I've written in the midst of an agonizing headache before. I can do it again.
Nope nope. It makes me nauseous. "I hope it's a funny aneurysm." I'm still feeling disjointed and fragile from last night.
Hobkin, however, was excellent company. He seemed to sense my misery and came to flop beside me all night. It was a warm night, so having a hot, furry animal curled against my leg was a bit on the sweltering side, but I appreciated the sentiment. And no matter how miserable I feel, it's always better having the silly beastie with me.
In less "Eugie whines" news, check out shadesong's 8 Hunks of Hanukkah, a parallel and complement to the 12 Babes of Christmas. Personally, I'm tickled and delighted at the idea of seeing some seasonal beefcake along with the cheesecake. So yes, I accepted my "babe" nomination, and yes, I nominated hunks. Expect vote pimping to commence in October.
New Words: 100
Not many words, but I'm pleased with them. Through the miasma of headache anguish, the plot of the Red Riding Hood fairy tale re-telling coalesced and I scribbled out an outline. See? Suffering is good for creativity. Ow.
Club 100 For Writers
On September 14th, 2005 01:21 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
(from Dreamwind the Critter)
I'm currently trying to write an essay on a speech attributed to Gaius Marius, for my Roman Republic class at uni. IT IS NOT HAPPENING. IT IS LIKE GIVING BIRTH TO A BABY ELEPHANT. At least someone's writing is happening. But don't recommend caffeine, it's 11pm and I should be in bed. And also I'm trying to cut down on caffeine. It sets my Crohn's Disease off something awful.
For natural sinus relief (because too many drugs can be Bad): try getting some lemon and ginger tea and inhaling it as well as drinking it. A pine inhaler can be good too - get some of the inhaler stuff (from a pharmacy), sprinkle it in boiling water, and breathe in the fumes. I also find holding a wet, heated towel to my face helps as well.