#824: My Brain On Drugs

The symptoms that inspired me to go to my doctor and have her readjust the level of my drug-to-stave-off-the-crazy:

  1. Crying while happy
  2. Crying while sad
  3. Crying while thinking nothing at all
  4. Shallow breathing, as though trying to hide while being hunted
  5. Occasional burning sensation across my shoulders and up the back of my neck
  6. Tingling in my arms and legs
  7. Itchy skin
  8. Restless sleeping
  9. Decrease in appetite
  10. Depression
  11. Anxiety
  12. Inability to concentrate
  13. Inability to finish a knitting project

What my brain is experiencing on its first day of a higher dosage of its beloved brain medication:

  1. La la la la
  2. Was that a cat under my desk? No?
  3. Coffee is made out of beans. Beans!
  4. Where was I again?
  5. La la la la

What my Friday night might entail, because this brain would not do well out in the general public:

  1. Sewing a button back on to my new office pants. Why are buttons sewn on to the inside of pants' waistbands in such a shoddy manner?
  2. Knitting a scarf
  3. Reading the Palinode's latest copy of "Harper’s Magazine"
  4. Repeatedly knocking the cats off a chair that they are hell bent on destroying
  5. Eating junk food and sitting around in my underwear
  6. Taking photographs of miniature things that I have been collecting over the last few months with no real goal other than to photograph them standing around

Why you wish you were me:

  1. Being this high legally sounds like a pretty good deal.
  2. Sewing buttons on to your pants on a Friday night is all the party you can handle.
  3. Hanging around the house in your underwear is your life's dream, but your mom doesn't let you / you are a gymnophobe.