i think i had the closest thing to a migraine that i’ve ever had in my entire life. a blinding headache that made me feel nauseous and pretty sure that my brain was trying to escape from my skull. of course i don’t think it was an actual migraine. i’ve heard horror stories about those bad boys. but for someone who gets a headache about once every four months, any headache feels like a migraine, or what you imagine one to be. it was so bad that i even fell asleep listening to Tobias Wolff on Talking Volumes (Real Audio link).
i still feel a little shaky and not quite right. i’m blaming it on the mold that is currently blossoming on the living room carpet in weird white and black patches, thanks to SwampFest 2005. to combat the mold, i’ve started looking for a new apartment. i’m not quite sure where i want to live yet. i’m thinking bloomington. it’s halfway between the city and my family. i don’t want to move too far out, i like being within spitting distance of the sister club (yeah, i’m a nutjob who actually likes being close to the fam). minneapolis would put me like an hour or so away from sister #3 (and tony, my auto-mechanic savior on more than one occasion) and st.paul (where i would like to live) would put me way far out.
this is a big step for me. i’ve lived here for nearly 6 years. i don’t have any particular allegiance to prior lake. i don’t even know why i picked here to live. i think because it was somewhere else, and i was just coming out of a bout of depression that lasted nearly two years and i sort of wanted to get away from everything. but as the year moves on i just realize what a bigger and bigger dump this place is. it’s time to go.
and really, the biggest benefit of moving. . . the new place will already be clean!
*it’s an old’s 97 lyric.