?

Log in

No account? Create an account
entries friends calendar profile ABMann.net Previous Previous Next Next
Headless Wedding Party - Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist — LiveJournal
abmann
abmann
Headless Wedding Party

Headless Wedding Party
Originally uploaded by ABMann
ABMann.net
I have a comfy leather chair and power and coffee cake and a soy latte. Yeah, I'm on the Verona campus for the day. Funny how I'm envious/jealous of all tis luxury when my current office offers skulls and laminated posters of Don Knotts.

I love how off the recent MS updates server systems has installed on my computer seem to primarily slow it down when I'm accessing it remotely. That's just AWESOME. Productivity is for suckers.

I feel good today. I slept really well. I'm starting to suspect red wine is my problem. Nights where we have wine with dinner, I sleep poorly - ostensibly from dehydration. But I wonder if maybe I'm having semi-allergic reaction to it that produces sweating responses in me. I occasionally wake sweaty which may contribute to dehydration and when I'm dehydrated, my nasal passages swell. Seems likely.

Possible testing of said allergy seems to be either stop drinking or drink more and see what happens. :) The former smarter; the latter, more fun. And, of course, it could be something else - like over eating, not re-hydrating properly after exercise, too much salt in my food.

I guess I could just stop eating and see of that fixes everything. Likely the root of all issues I have. Yus. Obviously.

Now:
Don Knotts Vs. Cheap lattes. Discuss.
18 comments or Leave a comment
Comments
antarcticlust From: antarcticlust Date: July 28th, 2008 01:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
As someone who is also going through suspected alcohol allergy issues (beer with hops, in my case), I've been reading up on this a bit. Some people are allergic to the sulfates in wine, but red wine also contains a lot more of the histamines that trigger allergies than red. Your symptoms sound like what I've read about being the early signs.

Also, alcohol in general will wake you up in the middle of the night because while it turns off the sympathetic nervous system initially, this then rebounds during what would be the second half of sleep, often waking people up.

/geek

I love how that's a photo of a wedding party, but the postures really suggest something more sinister.
abmann From: abmann Date: July 28th, 2008 03:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
I didn't know about that last bit. Could the rebound explain some of the sweating?

I shot that photo from the hip. Headlessness was a happy accident!
antarcticlust From: antarcticlust Date: July 28th, 2008 04:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Maybe so! I dunno...Hm...
abmann From: abmann Date: July 28th, 2008 04:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
I emailed my PCP about it. Maybe she'll finally schedule some allergy testing for me. :)
antarcticlust From: antarcticlust Date: July 28th, 2008 04:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm hoping to do the same thing, myself. I've never had one, but I've had some issues with unknown allergies in the past.
zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: July 28th, 2008 02:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Don Knotts FTW. He'll sic Scooby Doo monsters at you and the Apple Dumplin' gang after you if you dare question his authority.
abmann From: abmann Date: July 28th, 2008 03:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Apple Dumplin' gang?
zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: July 28th, 2008 03:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
A bad Disney movie best left mentioned only in situations involving Don Knotts (ex. "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken")
kiwikat From: kiwikat Date: July 28th, 2008 05:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've been meaning to get allergy tests forever, but I think sometimes I'm just being a hypochondriac. Apparently they tested me a lot when I was a kid, changed my diet and all for years.

I would rather have cheap lattes because coffee is the best thing on the planet.

Also I love the pose in that photo, it tells such a story even without the faces.

Edited at 2008-07-28 05:09 pm (UTC)
abmann From: abmann Date: July 28th, 2008 05:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I agree that cheap lattes are better than Don Knotts. I rather enjoy drinking coffee. I don't expect I'd receive the same satisfaction or pick-me-up from drinking Don Knotts.

Are you actually allergic to anything? Were they just torturing you? That's against the Geneva Convention - allergies I men. I hear torture is in vogue aujourd'hui.
kiwikat From: kiwikat Date: July 28th, 2008 05:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have no desire to even taste-test Don knotts.

I'm allergic to ragweed, it gives me hives. there are a few other things too, but none of them have really been nailed down. Some chapsticks will make my lips crack and fall off and some lotions/perfumes give me hives.

They were testing all the food because I used to get way too many ear infections as a kid. Tonsils out at age 3, on antibiotics like 20 times in my first two years or something. So for a while they thought maybe it was food-related and took me off EVERYTHING. I used to eat my cheerios with apple juice when they wouldn't give me milk.

Interestingly I credit that period with my current love of vegetables. They took away most of my diet which was very boring for me, so when they slowly reintroduced things it was like "OH HOLY SHIT AWESOME! I GET TO EAT PEAS NOW!"

Edited at 2008-07-28 05:27 pm (UTC)
abmann From: abmann Date: July 28th, 2008 05:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Peas are the shit, yo.

Wow. Perfume hives probably don't smell very good.
kiwikat From: kiwikat Date: July 28th, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I agree. Brian isn't a big fan of peas, which I think is really weird. How do you not love the shit out of peas?

Mostly they smell itchy and unattrative.
demi_deity From: demi_deity Date: July 28th, 2008 05:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cheap lattes, obvs!

Do you have the same issues when you're drinking white?
abmann From: abmann Date: July 28th, 2008 05:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't recall drinking a white wine recently! Must be the blackouts from excess...
kiwikat From: kiwikat Date: July 28th, 2008 05:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
You had white at our house! but then you also had red and a martini and shots and.... yanno.
abmann From: abmann Date: July 28th, 2008 06:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're such an enabler.
kiwikat From: kiwikat Date: July 28th, 2008 07:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, you guys were enabling me. It's not a problem if I drink way too much as long as I have guests who are drinking too!
18 comments or Leave a comment