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My Spring Allergy (and Dust Mite Shit)

Spring FlowersThis is a post in which I whine. Don’t say you haven’t been warned!

So, it’s spring time! It was May Day yesterday (which is still considered a major holiday here, barbeques, people outdoors, day off work, etc.) and the weather is nice. But, ugh. The spring also means my spring allergy, and let me tell you, it’s not fun at all.

It first appeared sometimes in 2005. I have no idea why. Ok, I have two ideas: 1) this is when I moved to this apartment (the building is old and my grandma, bless her, was never big on cleaning) and 2) I was 24 at the time, and they say some allergies start after puberty.

In any case, every spring since then has been, well, not horrible, but difficult for me. It’s not just that I get rashes and my face is full of pink spots – I wouldn’t mind that as much. The main problem are headaches – I get pretty mean migraines. I’m susceptible to migraines so this makes them even worse. And these migraines are weird. They hurt and my ear gets cold and my throat itches.

I’m also sleepy all the fucking time. Like, I can sleep for 15 hours straight, wake up only to be sleepy in an hour.

The worst thing is that I can’t find a proper medicine. They either don’t work, or they work by making me even more sleepy. So I’m really unproductive. Which sucks.

They say I’m allergic to dust. Which actually means I’m allergic to dust mites. Which actually means I’m allergic to dust mites’ shit – because this is what people allergic to dust mites are actually allergic to.

But there has to be something else (and not just dust mites’ shit) I’m allergic to, because it starts in spring – some kind of a plant, no doubt. But they can’t discover what it is.

So… Yeah.

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R.I.P. Dale my hamster

My dear hamster Dale died on April 6th. :( He was 2 years, 10 months old, which is considered an old age for a hamster. I know he was old but still I miss him.

He was such a tame, cute animal, a long haired Syrian. R.I.P. my dear Dale.

Dale (May 29th 2006- April 6th 2009)

The whole day today went half-wrong for me. The morning was ok, but after that I got my traditional spring allergy and had to sleep whole afternoon. After that, I had a bad conversation with my mother, who started panicking about the money- not that I don’t understand her. But it was really disturbing to me, the subject of money I mean, that I started panicking as well. So now I feel like 100% shit, anxious, guilty, and also panicking a bit. Because, well, she’s right, I don’t have money; I just try my best no to start panicking about that, I don’t need it at the moment. Staying optimistic is not always an easy task. I guess it’s just really easy to make me anxious, especially when it comes to existential issues. On the other hand, I love spring, and I’m glad it’s here, even with the allergy.

So… I’m 27 :D

Ok, so… I’m 27. Luckily, I’m not a rock star, I’m a (not-so-soon-to-be) archaeologist. We carry our bullwhips and fedoras, which keep us young and fresh. Just look at Harrison Ford. Impressive, huh?

So, my birthday was great, thanks for asking, except for allergies. I suffer from these spring allergies, and any medicine that helps also makes me reeeeally sleeepy. Which is not a good solution at all, since I have to work.

Anyway, Iva made me a wonderful birthday surprise on facebook’s Fluff friends, it was a real online-pixel-surprise party! And I just had to scream! Only, I couldn’t, because my throat hurts. Blah.

PS-Anyone who can post at least 1 Indiana Jones movie mistake CONCERNING ARCHEOLOGY, gets a permanent link. Any Indiana Jones movie. Any archaeology mistake. Hint: anything concerting archaeology in those movies is incorrect. :p At least I tried educating people here :D