Thursday, July 5, 2012

"I've got a bad disease"

When I come back from a vacation I need rest. 

I used to feel that way even before I was concussed. I would hurry and pack (leaving a tornado wake of clothes behind) and fill my trips with a bunch of fun activities, then come home with laundry and travel fatigue and a mess to deal with.

Now its enhanced even more because I just can't do all those days of conversation, thinking, and interaction (on top of the usual vacation fun activities). My travel fatigue is exponentially greater.

I don't want to imply that I had a bad time. I had a wonderful trip! My enjoyment of family never wore thin, but by the end of the week, it was nearly impossible for me to interact with strangers. I couldn't be in clamoring coffee shops and I thought mean things at the slow walking families. 

And when everyone wanted to do a wine tasting, I realized the thought of responding to a sommelier about 'how long we're in town' or 'if we can detect the subtle hickory notes' might push me towards aggression. (it wasn't far from this scene in Bottle Rocket when Anthony explains why he went into a mental institution. which is not necessarily comforting)

So I'm taking all morning to say nothing and do nothing and rest from my relaxing vacation.
(that sounds spoiled, I know, but I'm saying it anyway)

Here is a nice soothing song for my kind of concussion recovery day (I've got to take it slow):

Here is an image of the beaches in Michigan (yes Michigan) that I will close my eyes think about.


  1. Is it awful that I want to use that last picture as my screensavor on my work computer?? I could almost transport myself to Michigan.

    I'm like you, I get a short mental fuse and can think nasty thought to slow movers too :)

    1. haha Coy you have full permission to use this picture if its not strange that I take your photo from biking in the mountains and put on my desktop... because I've been admiring that for days now.

      I hope you get the chance to transport yourself somewhere wonderful very soon because you deserve it after all the work you're putting into your iron man!!

  2. Unplug, detatch. I'm already dreading going home on a flight on Sunday night and having five days of work before me. I know I'm going to need a vacation from my vacation! Who do I see about that?

    1. I've been consulting anthony kiedis and my couch... so far its worked well