Sunday, September 12, 2010

drug-induced mumblings

I need to blog more.

The truth of that statement shines with appalling clarity.

Which sounds like a line from a poem containing bad philosophy.

It might have originated with the Benadryl I took about an hour ago because I'm having some kind of bizarre allergy attack that manifests itself in tiny, stinging blisters all over my face. This has happened several times already this year, and it's driving me insane. At first, I thought it was an allergy to blueberries--but I haven't had those in six months. I have yet to identify a common denominator in these blistering (hahaha) attacks. In the meantime, I'm eating Benadryl for the first time in about eleven years.

So far, it's served only to make me slightly loopy. The itching and stinging and blistering continue.

In other news, NaNoWriMo approacheth apace. It's 7 weeks and 1 day away, and I am already crazy excited. I'll be working on the third book in what I'm calling my "demons trilogy." The first two novels are Colors of Deception and Shadows After Midnight, each written from the point-of-view of a different character. For this third novel, I already know who the POV character will be, and I've already written the first scene in my head. I want sooooooooo badly just to type it all out already...but if I do, it won't count toward the requisite 50k. And I want it to count.

I also want it to be November 1st ***NOW***.


To continue the stream of Benadrylled consciousness:

Aaron wants me to paint the cover art for his fantasy novel.

Bryan wants me to paint a mashup of Firefly and Star Wars.

I painted the first of three self-portraits not for public consumption.

Over the last few months, I've written some incredibly bad poetry and one really good poem.

Over the last 8 months, I have completely changed what I once wbelieved about publishing and copyright.

Over the last 9 months, I have changed much of what I once believed about "church" and "worship," and it has been incredibly liberating.

I almost typed "liverating" instead, which would have been unfortunate, because I loathe liver.

I like my own liver, though. It serves me well. But I love -- I really love -- my pancreas.

I'm glad Weird Al wrote a song about his pancreas instead of his prostate, because that would just be awkward.

I just decided that Bendaryl is my friend. You hear that, Benadryl people? I totally endorse your product. You read it here first!

I have a lot of really cramazing friends and family. They all restore my faith in the inherent worth of humanity, and the mere fact of their existence bolsters my faith in God.

I have become a Tweeter.

I talk to people in movies as though they could hear me.

There are a lot of really kooky people on the Internet; I like to think I'm not one of them

I think the Benadryl is winning. More later.


Valerie said...

Sorry, allergies are the worst! I am just getting over some weird and obnoxious breakouts. I had self-diagnosed a couple of different allergies and was suspicious of a couple more and when I went to the allergist a couple of weeks ago he told me the culprit was mosquitos. MOSQUITOS?!? I was highly skeptical but now I'm on an oral vaccine and did a topical cream and wow, I haven't felt this good in months and there have been NO outbreaks no matter what I eat. I'm still blown away that he was right!

So here's hoping your mystery allergy is something you just haven't even considered!

(Written from a non-drug-induced haze. I was woken up early by a kid who went back to sleep and now I'm wide awake!)

Anonymous said...

I am pretty sure this is my favorite post you have ever had! It pretty much made my day. And you should lay off the benadryl for a bit... unless you are planning on taking it directly before a meeting of the minds. Then it would be perfectly acceptable. That is all. Feel better!

thegermanygirl said...

Val: Oh, I can believe the mosquitos! I am terribly allergic to their bites (stings?). I get spots that are 3 or 4 times the size that other people get, and mine are sometimes surrounded by a rash. I go on mosquito hunts throughout my apartment every summer! Mosquito netting works wonders, too.

Sadly, I haven't discovered the source of my mystery allergy. The good news is that it hasn't been back since September! Right now, I'm just content for it to be lying dormant. OR whatever it's doing. ;)

J: You would. ;)

Thanks, though. If I ever take such meds before a meeting of the minds, I'm sure you'll be the first to know. ;-D