Thursday, April 10, 2014

Rambling: Weekend (In which I engage in self-absorbed burbling, without even a picture.)

I'm taking Friday off. So it's the weekend. Now. Woohoo!

I've been experiencing stress stupidity--stuff just dropping out of my head and letting the rest of my mind deal with the hole. A three-day weekend of no obligations should spackle over all that. I hope.

In fact, I can tell that I'm already settling down because I started, earlier in the day, to develop a migraine, complete with nausea. Whee! This is normal for me--when I've been rushing around trying to fulfill demands for a sustained period, and then suddenly get to relax, the migraine comes. I believe it's called a "stress letdown migraine." I have a tradition of consuming plenty of caffeine on the first day of a vacation or the first day after a project is done and delivered, to reduce the odds of it coming on full force. That works beautifully if I've been limiting caffeine, but not so much if I haven't; today's headache just giggled at the Coke that I tried to pour on it. So I just smacked it with Excedrin Tension Headache. That'll teach it. No, this is not a product placement; I only take the stuff as a last-ditch sort of measure, and firmly intend to cut down on the caffeine so that ordinary caffeinated beverages become the nuclear option. If you see what I mean.

I'm sounding like one of those elderly people that discuss their health quirks in excruciating detail. At least you don't have to maintain eye contact and an interested expression. And I promise I won't tell you to stop mumbling.


That is all.


  1. Ha, ha, ha, sorry to laugh at the elderly people idea but I know exactly what you mean. :)
    Hope you're feeling better now.

  2. Haha, this post is so timely because I suffer from a lot of headaches - 'stress letdown' ones, regular every day tension ones, weather related ones, dehydration and failure to eat ones, and I do wonder what is the optimum approach to caffeine in all this. I sort of chain drink tea at the best of times, and think it is a help rather than a hindrance, because if I don't get enough down me in a morning, I get a caffeine withdrawal headache. There we go, there's another one! Like the sound of Excedrin Tension Headache - wonder what its UK equivalent might be.

  3. Yo, Ines! Yep, and in fact the headache gave way in the face of the medicine.

  4. Howdy, Vanessa! Urgh, that sounds frustrating. Mine seem to be almost always about stress letdown. Well, and a few foods. And sometimes it depends on the weather. Hmm.