I'm sitting here with my WATER, trying to drum up any personality with which to write you. Mostly, my personality is caffeine. Without it, you get this.
Today I drive to damn Chapel Hill, and insert some sort of joke about a church and a hill here IF I HAD COFFEE TO MAKE ME FUNNY, to get a blood draw with red crayon and to answer another shitload of questions and then to get my food for the beginnings of my headache study.
For the next five months, the study will be providing me with food, two snacks and two meals, every day. I get a whole ton of it today. Then as the months tick by, they will continue studying me. They should just put me in a car with holes on the lid, is what I say.
So today I am fasting, and my appointment's not till 11:00, and I am having NO COFFEE TILL AFTER 11:00, and that is not my friend. That is not my joint. I do not thrive under these conditions.
When they called yesterday, they told me they'd have muffins for me, which is all well and good, but I was all I WILL NEED COFFEE. They told me that right next to their building is the dental school, that inexplicably has a coffee shop in it. Maybe dental students stay up a lot. Thinkin' 'bout molars.
Anyway, yesterday my Aunt Mary and Uncle Stuart got here. I took yesterday off, which was stupid, did I already mention that? They landed and got zero bags (long story) and got to the hotel and really we didn't even see each other till after 6:00. Could have worked.
But then I couldn't have obsessed about my new car. Remember how Kaye had me get rid of Sirius, and when I tried to do that they talked me into getting it free for six months? My six months are over in October, but now that I've transferred to a different car, it's free till January. But I can't get the stations to work. I called Sirius and allegedly my subscription got transferred over to the new car, but all I hear is the preview channel, a doctor channel that is already starting to obsesses me, and some other channel that blows. Now I gotta drive to a medical appointment for an hour while listening to the doctor channel. This should go well.
I took them to Stameys--Mary and Stuart, not everyone at Sirius--which is a not-very-glamorous barbecue place, so they could try the vinegar-y barbecue here. Then we all got cobbler. Now I'm fasting, did I mention?
Also, Steely Dan. That's all.
Talk to you tomorrow, when I will be a normal person again, all hepped up on the caffeine.