Sunday, September 19, 2010

I'm just an old hippy at heart.

I had a great weekend, after an episode at work on Friday where suddenly and without warning a huge blind spot appeared in my vision and I was momentarily partially blinded. It was very disconcerting, especially with the guy who is training me directing me to do things and unbeknownst to him I suddenly can't see. I carried through and before the day ended I explained to him and the woman that sits behind me (at that point I still could not see, but I could see enough to tell they were looking at me like I'd lost my mind). Anyway it passed thankfully and has not returned but I made the mistake of Googling this symptom upon which I discovered it is indicative of a DETACHED RETINA and I need to seek immediate eye care or else permantly lose my eye site.

I however have to put this off until November when my health insurance kicks in. I've been obsessing over it, as it is a new symptom that has emerged. The others of which are a) sudden panic while driving on the highway that I am going to lose control of the vehicle, b) a surge of terror that awakens me right when I'm falling asleep repeatedly throughout the night, c) an aneurysm-like headache in my temple, and d) feeling like I'm suddenly going to erupt in profanity and racial epitaphs against my will when in business meetings. I am clearly losing what's left of my mind.

But I digress. The weekend was great. As previously reported, Jacqueline Susann, a great cat, was relocated to a former co-workers home. On Friday, Jo Jo K made a pilgrimage to North Carolin to collect Buddy Budro Wilson, to return him to his Queens roots. I had to get these cats into the hands of suitable parents as I am unfit to mother any other living being. I had to find them homes before the state got involved. Jo Jo is perfect for Budro because he was her mother's cat and she has known and loved him for many years, and he is just all you could ever ask for in a cat. So Pam Damn arrived on Saturday to assist in their long voyage back. While they were here we ate bar-b-que (as requested), went to the Epicentre (they were not impressed), and discovered Yesteryear's Pub which is the most surreal and wonderful place, with the most unexpected mix of people, kareoke, cheap drinks, and general everyone-is-welcome spirit. This morning after they obtained their rental care we ate breakfast at a Shoney's, and I am not sure I've ever been to a Shoney's, at least not in the last 30 years.

Budro has taken many car trips in his day and I received reports from the ladies that, as per usual, he vomited shortly after getting on the road and began foaming at the mouth. But once he gets used to the car motion he calms down, gives in, and naps. Budro is known to turn to food and sleep in stressful situations which is why he is a cat after my own heart.

Then tonight I picked up a friend from highschool that I have not seen in 16 years. We went to an opera recital and reception because I'm CLASSY. It was lovely. I ran into a woman I know and it was an awkward moment when she was reminding me who she was because the night I met her she and her cohorts kept pouring liquor down my throat. But anyway...I remembered in the end and it was good to see her and my friends in the Opera.

So now I am off to bed as the workweek awaits! Here's hoping my vision and mental health can hold on till another Friday arrives.

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