April 25, 2011

Is pollen affecting you?

Evil pollen. Ft, ft, ft, etc.
About three days ago, warm, humid air arrived. Yeesh. Made me remember why I dislike summer. And it seems to have acted as a signal for all the plants and trees to release their pollen -- all their pollen, in one rude, sneezey dump. I'm a wreck!

It's hard to think and impossible to function. I've been in a stupor for the past three days. (What with the Vito news, this is probably a blessing). As a result, I'm stumbling through my days and accomplishing almost nothing. This is not good. Today I'm going to try to blast my way through the wall of pollen, using the formidable weapon of espresso. I'm pouring cup after cup into my face. Surely I'll wake up at some point. Surely.

Anyone else under the weather because of pollen? Do tell. (And if you don't get the inside joke in the image caption, and feel left out as a result, see here.)


Artichoke Annie said...

Be happy you don't live in the pollen capitol of the USA. I grew up with no allergies of any kind. But that story changed when I moved to St. Louis.

Year one through ten, not bad just and occasional sneeze in the springtime. Then came years ten through fifteen, my body celebrates the arrival of fall pollens with at least one sinus infection.

Now that I am in year 21+ my eyes have joined in the celebration to welcome the pollen creatures each year.

I want to leap out the window and run fast and furious to shores of California and rid myself of these terrible particles. Rude little creatures that you can't really see until they pile up by the millions on the table beneath your opened window.

Soon I find myself back in my sealed up space with the A/C running in an atrocious attempt to filter these creatures from my life.

I sympathize with you, I really do. I wonder....does pollen exist in outer-space?

writenow said...

Of course, the flip side is that A/C is faaaabulous. Humidity is more my enemy than pollen. If it's humid, my mood collapses. But all I have to do is turn the A/C on and I'm back together again. It's nice to have remedies in our modern age. I sympathize with your pollen stories. I used to end up with my eyes bandaged all summer when I was a kid. It's eased off considerably in my dotage.