I know, I’m a horrible person, I haven’t been posting. I’ve been having a lot of migraines, so I’ll blame that. FOR ALL THAT IS HOLY, DO NOT GIVE ME ADVICE. I’ve been having migraines for 26 years now. I have tried every OTC med there is, every prescription there is, every homeopathic remedy. I’ve tried yoga, visualization, and chiropractic (that last actually gave me more migraines). I’ve tried hot compresses, cold compresses, and changing my diet. I have to unfortunately live with them. They were sporadic most of my life, and lasted anywhere from 4 hours to 4 days. But in the last year or so, they have lasted 4 days. Every. Single. Time. The pain is a crippling one, coupled with vision problems, dizziness, nausea, and sensitivity to lights, sounds, and smells. I’ve been getting them once a month. I tracked them and they are unrelated to my period, showing up randomly: beginning of the month, end of the month, waking me up from a sound sleep at times, others just hitting me out of nowhere.
I got TWO of them this month, again, 4 days each. We’re trying to see if it could be related to cheese, of all things, as that is a trigger for some. So I have to cut out cheese and see if they stop. This sucks as I fucking LOVE cheese. But hey, if it will make my head stop hurting, I’ll drop it.
In other exciting life news, I actually got dressed up and went out Saturday night for Halloween. The little local dive bar I was at was having a costume contest, so I figured why the hell not, right? I was up against some good costumes, though. There was a gay couple dressed as Peter Pan and Tinkerbell, a drag queen who had to be 10 feet tall with a great ass, a husband dressed as Abe Lincoln and a wife dressed as Freddie Mercury (they were Lincoln-Mercury), and an NFL referee, to name a few.
And then there was me.
I was Abby from NCIS.
Pigtails, lab coat, NCIS badge, and giant cup of CafPow.
I FUCKING WON.
I honestly didn’t even think I’d place. I hoped someone would take enough pity on my sad little costume and maybe buy me a drink.
Instead I won first place.
$100 CASH, kids.
That’s a LOT of money when you’ve been unemployed as long as I have!
So next week, I plan to go to the mall, and buy a few pairs of pants that actually fit (my size 10’s are so loose I need a belt or I’d be arrested, and my size 8’s are getting a little baggy, too), maybe some new sweats (mine are years old and falling apart), and maybe some yarn from Michael’s.
But damn, never thought I’d win. Also, all of my “Abby” clothes are from my own damn closet. #eldergoth