Aging with grace

my freaky red eye

I'm a wreck. I went to New York over the weekend to participate in Peter's 30th birthday party (it was a surprise!). The next day, half of my right eye turned completely red. It is not bloodshot -- it's completely smeared with bloody red! But it feels totally normal, so I am guessing that I popped a blood vessel, perhaps when throwing up all the alcohol that my body clearly cannot handle.

As I was going to bed last night, I was suddenly overcome with what felt like a raging fever. I woke up this morning with aches and pains everywhere, and as I sat down at my desk, I somehow hurt my back. Now, it hurts to do just about everything. I can't walk, I can't sit comfortably, I can't move when I'm prone -- and on top of all of that, my refrigerator is completely empty. Yippee.

I must recover before I leave for Galapagos on Sunday. It's never been this bad. I ordered some food and could barely carry the bag from my door to the dining area. :(

More bizarre stuff: my sink just spewed up someone else's food, and it further revealed that the plumbing underneath the sink itself is not ready for such a backup. Rescue Rooter is on his way. I resent the fact that I have to pay for a plumber because someone else on my line clogged up the pipes.

*Update* setting this entry to private. too many people are giving me advice.