There is a pain pressing in my left eye like a white hot needle pushing into the back of my skull.
I am unable to sleep, and it hurts badly enough that it's upsetting my stomach, as well.
A hot shower has not helped, and I fear it's only getting worse. Possibly a migraine, but those usually effect the crown of my head.
I am *very* tired, but this is keeping me awake, hurts too much. I'm out of pain medicine, as I threw away my percocet, because it had expired, and I've not refilled the prescription. I'm out of alieve. There's not even any booze in the house to take the edge off. I'm going to call a cab, and go to Walgreens for some sort of treatment.
ok, scarfed down 3 alieve, and am having some vanilla ice cream. let's see if this takes.
zugzwang \TSOOK-tsvahng\ noun
A position where one is forced to make an undesirable move.
From German Zugzwang, Zug (move) + Zwang (compulsion, obligation).
approbation \ap-ruh-BAY-shuhn\, noun:
1. The act of approving; formal or official approval.
2. Praise; commendation.
Approbation is from Latin approbatio, from approbare, "to approve or cause to be approved," from ap- (for ad-), used intensively + probare, "to make or find good," from probus, "good, excellent, fine."
I'm sitting here writing perl code and looking out of the window. The whole sky is this dull, uniform grey, it's raining, and I'm thinking "wow. Rain is bizarre. Seriously! It's stuff falling from the sky. If it were anything else except for water falling, there'd be mass panic. I mean, to get up into the sky, you need a big honking plane or a helicopter or something. It takes effort. It took humanity a few thousand years to get from 'ug, sky big' to balloons, and then another few centuries to planes. It takes work to get up there. Anything in the sky is serious stuff.
Apart from a lot of water, which we accept with complete equanimity."
Now this wet, thick air is moving in over the city... enveloping the entire town in a wet, thick embrace, and mist is condensing on the outside of my window, since it's maybe 10 degrees cooler inside than out. It's a day which makes me pine for bed, the comfort of my love's arms, soft talk and easy sleep.
Side note. When I was 13, my age *was* my shoe size.