Monday, January 11, 2010

Blood Glucose - NYE Hater

Food coma - I need a celery, STAT!*

High blood glucose is bad. You end up crashing sooner than you can pop another piece of candy into your mouth. It becomes hard to swallow because you're so thirsty you can't drink enough water to alleviate it before you're full and nothing's staying down. Alertness is unheard of and consciousness a great trial. All you want to do is relax your neck muscles and let your head crack on the desk, you're just so very tired!

Last week on my way to a friend's house, I saw an Asian man and an old Asian woman waiting by the light to cross. They were standing so far apart I was uncertain of their relationship on that walk. About two hours later, three miles down the road, I saw them again... They had gone to the grocery store. The old lady was holding all the groceries for them; the man, indifferent, walked a couple yards in front of her. It was such a chauvinistic, sad, pathetic sight to see; my temper was sore. She looked frail, tired, slightly off in the head, but also wary of the man. He seemed arrogant, also frail, but hard in the face. The woman had to carry all their groceries the three plus miles back to their house while walking behind him, not beside him. While slavery in one sense has been abolished de juri, de facto so many cruel things still exist because of the injustice of bigots and patriarchal societies that refuse to learn of compassion.

I have not done much. My new year's eve was quiet (other than the cacophonous sound of me on the ukulele, guitar, and attempting to sing my heart out). I engaged myself in my music, making sure of such deep immersion so as not to notice any passing of time until my lids got heavy and I collapsed into slumber. It was just goodbye another night, hello another day. Life goes on...

*This is an allusion to the movie "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs." If you haven't yet seen it, you should. Only then will you truly know if you're a dork like me (i.e. laughing at pretty much everything ridiculous and nothing at all).


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