It happened again.
Another run, another sneezefest, another allergy attack with an A-to-da-muthafukkin’-llergy.
This time: I started wheezing (me: uh…wha?)…then I started sneezing (me: no…holy mothering crap NO!)…then, as soon as we hit warm air (ie. the lab) my eyes started burning and *poof*…swelled up. But, in the corners. Uh, I look like I”m a Romulan in training and will get my notches after I finish my next badge.
Oh…wait…I mean Bajoran. The nose-bridge thing.
So…I went to the bathroom and sat in a stall thinking, ‘how do I get out of this gracefully?’ I was thinking that because I was not my usual, chatty, post-run self when I disappeared to the ladies for a minute, so a quick exit would be noticed. I thought, however, I’d try it.
Went back and everyone was gabbing, so no attention was paid…I picked up my stuff..cheerfully said goodbye…started towards the door and stopped and turned to say, ‘okay, I don’t want to freak you guys out…”
That’s soooo me.
I was | |
I took off my glasses and my advisor said, ‘holy crap!’
By the end of it, I was making jokes about how with my new eyes must come new superpowers and stuff. Cracked them up. The audience loved me. I was slayin’ them in the isles.
But inside…I was the scared mouse. I was the sad clown. I was the coke-addled Robin Williams.
I called C as soon as I left the building and asked him to come get me….hehee…he didn’t even really finish the phonecall before he was on the road. Since his work was a fair distance away, I hiked over to the pharmacy and picked up some antihistamines.
If I forget to pack those one more time, I swear!
I waited for him sneezing, coughing and scratching my head, ears, neck and torso (as discretely as one can when one is standing in public with her skin burning). He came, I got in the car, and I nearly burst into tears. Then, I thought about my burning eyes and kept that shit to myself. Why aggravate an already bad situation?
And…here I sit. I’m tired…very tired as my body is starting to come down after waging an unholy war against, well, my body. You see the predicament.
I think I’m gonna crack a strongbow and turn the double dose of antihistamines into a party!