Saturday, December 24, 2011

Very strange.

I am obviously awake. I can see stuff. The lights are on. I am sitting up at my desk and making words appear on the screen...

But I can't seem to brain this morning. Have the dumbs. More coffee.

It would suck to feel like this all the time, although I understand you get a cool purple t-shirt.

(It actually seems to be an asset rather than a hindrance in many career fields, such as media commentator. I wonder if MSNBC is hiring?)
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12 comments:

farmist said...

Mrs. refers to this condition as "oatmeal-for-brains". Coffee and/or physical activity seem to help.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Sounds like you qualify to be a member of the House of Representatives to me.

Merry Christmas!

ontoliberty said...

The purple t-shirt comment made me snort!!!

Anonymous said...

Purple t-shirt?

Tam said...

Purple t-shirt.

Jeffrey Quick said...

So apparently the part of you that excels in snark is not your brain?

Pumice said...

I was not aware that "to brain" was a verb. I guess I ought to read blogs more often.

Grace and peace.

Will said...

Stroke will do that to you. If only it was a temporary condition...

Tam said...

"Have the dumbs" is also grammatically incorrect.

Sometimes I attempt to interject humor by using colloquialisms. Sometimes it even works.

Have a very Merry Christmas! :)

Borepatch said...

Merry Christmas from the Chattahoochee, Tam.

Brad K. said...

Tam,

Perhaps you are awake, yet still sleep-deprived. Or sad. Or experiencing SAD.

or maybe your brain is shrinking, like it does with MS, Hodgkins Disease, and Alzheimers. There is a doctor's talk at TEDx Iowa City, a Dr. Wahls, that explains how Americans don't eat to nourish their brains and other parts -- we need 3 cups of greens daily, and also three cups of sulfur-rich veggies like cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprouts, and parsnips, and onions. And three cups daily of 'colors', like carrots and peaches and berries. Potatoes and corn are starches, and don't count, and you don't get to eat them until after you finish your veggies for the day. Oh, and grass feed meat, and sea weed, and fish with omega-3 fatty acids like salmon once a week. Eating that way your brain won't shrink, and the snark factor will zoing through the ceiling!

Or, you could try some St. John's wort in the morning every other day for a week, regular bed times, lots of hot decaff green tea, cut out sweets and carbonated stuff, anything with corn sweetener, or with ice cubes, or chilled. And use saline nasal mist, twice in each side, once and hour, and blow, and practice deep breathing. Or hit the pool at the Y and the hot tub and steam room.

If you took Yoga lessons you could just stand on your head for a bit, then move to the "plow" pose to get the blood circulating.

On the other hand there are beverages of distilled spirits to distract your attention so the unrealized opportunities for snark going unavailed won't bother you as much.

Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!

Dr. Feelgood said...

"It would suck to feel like this all the time, although I understand you get a cool purple t-shirt."

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Merry late Christmas. Someday I'll be able to keep up with all the cool kids.