Life in the Slow Lane

Life in the Slow Lane

Friday, May 20, 2005

Shake, Rattle and Roll

Ok. I am very PO’d! This is just not fair! Instead of feeling better I am feeling worse. My nausea is getting WORSE!! I don’t know why this is happening. It is the weirdest sensation to be nauseous and hungry at the same time. I wanna EAT!!! The meds are helping a bit and then it will just come upon me as a wave and gross me out. This makes me MAD!

Rant over…for now. Last night we had a wonderful spring storm with lightening and thunder and everything. These kinds of storms are quite rare so to get some real flashing action was a treat. It started just at sunset and lasted until I fell asleep. Yoshi was all tucked up behind my knees and didn’t even flinch with the racket.

Thunderstorms are one of my favourite things. Several years ago while I was travelling in Jamaica it was the just the beginning of hurricane season. This was the only time I could afford to go. Every afternoon there would be a short spate of storm activity and then the sun would come out and roast me and my diarrhea-ridden ass. Once we were sitting at an outdoor beach bar while the rain was sleeting down and this horrific sizzling kapow noise hit us. There was no separation between the flash and the thunder. Lightening had struck a palm tree about 30 feet away from us. The fronds were literally ON FIRE. And the smell. Ozone like I have never experienced before and a weird burning aroma from the poor tree. We decided to go inside during storms after that. The funny thing is that nobody at the resort even blinked an eye. The bartender just gave us all a round of drinks on the house. So we just turned out backs to the smoking palm and continued drinking.


JessicaRabbit said...

That would of freaked me out, I am a huge sissy when it comes to storms and im terrified of tornados.

Im sorry your so queesy, I hope it passes for you quickly and im glad you have a kitty to watch over you.

Candace said...

My dad and I used to leave the garage door open during storms, and we'd pull out lawn chairs, get drinks and watch the storms roll in and do their stuff.

Cool memory, thanks for that, Stacey.

Hope you feel better soon!

Susie said...

I love storms, too. The power, the excitement, the way everything looks and smells and feels afterward. But NOT storms in the tummy. I hope that storm season doesn't last.

Dang Cold.. said...

I'm stacey and I'm not nauseous.
I laugh at nausea.
It is weak like little mouse.
I am standing firm
Nausea runs from me like frightened children
See them run and hear the padder of their feet

Watching a storm like that does sound very cool so long as I wasn't outside and running and screaming for my life.

Feel better or else I'll come over their and sing Raffi songs in your general direction.


Dang Cold.. said...

or come over 'there' perhaps.


Sharkey said...

Storms are great. Except when you're home alone and it's starting to get dark and one of those really loud, unexpected claps of thunder directly over your house causes you to jump out of your skin.

Not that that's ever happened to me . . .

P.S. dc, I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who has brain farts when it comes to writing the English language.

spoonleg said...

I love storms, too. Very calming. I don't understand people who are afraid of thunder. In high school I had a marching band director who was deathly afraid of thunder. If there were ANY dark clouds in the sky that even SEEMED ominous, he'd cancel practice. Oh well, we loved it! Sometimes we'd even egg him on, "Mr. C., it looks like it might start storming today!" He would be quaking in his boots. HA!

Hope you're feeling better soon! At least this time around you've been able to manage things much better than the last, and for that I'm grateful. Keep on truckin', hopefully it will pass quickly.

Dang Cold.. said...

My senility is proceeding on schedule, Sharkey. Oh and just to add, Kranky, storms like that ARE harmless if you think about it. Its just Jesus playing Motorhead way too loud on the celestial boom box.

God save the Queen.(Its Victoria Day weekend in Canada)


L.Bo said...

Well Kranki, your body never did behave as expected did it? I'm not surprised it isn't starting now! Throw some more of the heavy duty stuff at it.

I am thinking calming thoughts at your tummy. Like a tummy lullabye. Shhh!

mrtl said...

tee hee - DC said Raffi. Did you see that episode of "The Simpsons" with Ruffi? (one two tie my shoe three four shut the door five six don't play tricks seven eight don't be late nine ten start over again)

Kranki - I'm working on getting caught up and I hope your next post talks about disappearing nausea. :*(