Monday, June 27, 2011

Excedrin headache number 542

Remember that old commercial?  It's probably more prevalent to me now that I suffer from migraines.  And I do suffer from them.  I have for oh, thirty years?  Yeah.  I love my life.

This morning I awoke with a headache.  It was looking like it was going to be a migraine, too, so I headed it off instantly with the medicine that I call "the big guns."  When I indulge in Imitrex, I'm bracing for the worst.  And I was.  And Imitrex worked.  And the sun was shining.  Which was odd...

Since I've lived in Texas, I've met MANY people who suffer from migraines.  And migraines are quite common in these parts... because, I'm told, the barimetric pressure changes can cause migraines.  Funny that I'd never even heard of this when I lived in California.  Perhaps California doesn't have barimetric pressure?  Perhaps I don't even know what barimetric pressure is.  Pressure I get.  Barimetric sounds too smart for me.

So I wake up this morning with a headache.  And I immediately ask Rick if it's going to rain... 'cuz that's what I've been taught in Texas.  Head hurts, rain is coming.  Pressure has changed.

Rick said, "Uh, no, I doubt it.  It's supposed to be over 100 all week."

And we go about our day until around 5:00, Rick turns on the TV and proceeds to watch a crime show or an investigation show or an investigative crime show.  He's not picky.

And I turned away from my computer when something on TV caught my ear.  (Yes, my ear.  I usually only listen to TV...)  If you'll notice the words up in the left hand corner of the screen you'll understand why I suddenly screamed with glee to Rick... "YOU WERE WRONG!  IT IS GOING TO RAIN!  HA!  HA!  HA!"

And Rick turned and looked at me like I was crazy.

He then pointed at the TV and asked if I noticed anything else about the screen... like the word on that little black box sitting ON the TV?


DVR, huh?  So, uh, I guess it's going to be over 100 all this week?  And it's not really raining right now?  And that's why the birds are all singing?

Maybe I don't really even have a headache!

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