"Fire is motion / Work is repetition / This is my document / We are all all we've done / We are all all we've done / We are all all we've done / We are all all defenses."

- Cap'N Jazz, "Oh Messy Life," Analphabetapolothology

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

the world is spinning too fast for me these days...


sorry it's been so long since i posted anything, but the last week has been insanely busy with meetings (seriously, all the damn time!) and i've been battling a head cold that inflicted me with incapacitating nausea. i stood up out of bed yesterday morning only to fall back on the bed and watch as everything started spinning... now i'm shooting steroids up my nasal cavity so i can maintain my vestibular equilibrium. (in other news, Miami University is now facing a pending epidemic of flu! so the rumor mill says, if ~30 more students are diagnosed with it at the local seedy health center, school's out! dare i say this is one thing i don't mind seeing passed around?)

the problem with violent nausea is that it prevents you from both sleeping and eating. as a result, the light-headedness continues, the wobbly knees are a-knocking, and the days become extremely hard to pass. last night i had fitful dreams, of murderers and death by gunfire (lately all my dreams end with death, sometimes my own. hm...)

my first week of teaching classes was fantastic. the moment i realized my self as a "teacher" and my self as a student/peer/friend were not different, that they'd melded together without any effort on my part, was a breakthrough of the most joyful kind. reading student papers and feeling like my work could fulfill some need ... oh it made my heart sing, i tell you!

anyway, i've got to do some more prep for class tonight, and i need to find something warm to wear! if there's one thing i won't miss about Ohio, it's the awful January weather.

hoping for stable ground,


remaerdyaD said...

Ur back! Nausea sucks. I get that once a week now with my thing. But you get a boost once ur over it. It is feed a fever, starve a cold, right? I always liked burying my head over a bowl of boiling water and ecalyptus oil.

The ZenFo Pro said...

Lol, hope you feel better :)

Alas, fairly sure the 30 individuals diagnosed is one of those seedier campus rumors. Would take, probably, 30 percent of the campus being incapacitated (i.e. hospitalized or worse) to shut the ol' bird down.

Rest, rest, fluids, yaddayadda.

Brian said...

You poor dear. I hope you are getting some TLC at least. ((((hugs))))