Sunday, August 5, 2007

...of deadlines and migraines...

It happened today for the first time in weeks.

I awoke with a slight throbbing in my temples and a bit of light sensitivity. By afternoon, the feeling of queasiness set upon me and my head began to throb. By early evening, I was in serious pain.

But I had deadlines. Er... I have deadlines. Even weekend deadlines. It's part of the job. So I'm writing through a migraine-induced haze.

This is one of those times when it would be great to take a "sick day", but there's no such thing in the land of freelancing.

It's okay, though. Really.

It's almost 9:00 p.m. and the migraine has substantially subsided. Now, I'm left with a blank computer screen and a ticking clock.

Ah... but the vice grip of a migraine is still better than working in a cubby and listening to a coworker jabber on the telephone about her impending menstrual cycle.

(Am I a snark-a-holic tonight or what?)


Anonymous said...

Migraines, bad.

That's a sure way to have part of your day wrecked. I hope it lifted.

The Quoibler said...


Yup, it lifted and I finished the assignment that was due Sunday by around 2:00 a.m. Monday morning... but, hey, I finished. That was my goal.


The Individual Voice said...

Your migraines. My depressions.

The Quoibler said...


I hear you... all too well. Sometimes migraines go hand-in-hand with depression; isn't that a kick in the pants? :)

Oh, well. What doesn't kill us makes us stronger (theoretically, at least--of course, why do some people commit suicide then when they feel they cannot handle any more?)

Blech. I need caffeine. :)