Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Pay Now Or Pay Later

Around 3 a.m. yesterday morning I woke. My face was numb.

I wonder if I'm having a stroke?

Downstairs, the water softener kicked in. I lifted my head.

Strange, I thought. I don't feel quite right.

The Lovely Bride turned over.

It's probably nothing.

I went back to sleep.

"Why didn't you wake me up?" the Lovely Bride asked when I told her the story.

"I was afraid you'd call for help," I said.

17 comments:

Jennifer said...

Bell's Palsy??

Sleeping with the window open in winter??

Wife smeared lidocaine allover your face while you were snoring?

I'm trusting that you're ok, right??

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Snag's probably turning into a zombie.

This is perfectly normal.
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Von said...

I hope you are okey dokey!

Pinko Punko said...

Please tell me the other shoe drops. And that is isn't related to too much sausage.

Snag, we worry. We know your lifestyle is filled with delicious danger.

Mendacious D said...

Maybe you subconsciously mimicking Favre's thousand yard stare.

Hope you're all right.

Snag said...

Thanks for your concern, but I'm fine. Slept on my neck the wrong way. Or the result of the soul crushing pain of living in a frozen hellscape.

Kathleen said...

time for Snag's Change Of Life?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

And how very sad that is, Kathleen.

No more kids for Snag!?!!?
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fish said...

But the hot flashes will be useful in that frozen hellscape.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

whew.

I panicked. Had to run out for more alcohol and everything.

fish said...

You weren't talking about snag's post, were you ZRM?

Brando said...

Glad you're okay, Snag. I instantly thought Bell's Palsy too. My brother Tickle had Bell's Palsy and it was really freaky. Of course, that didn't prevent one of his understanding doctor friends from using a picture of my brother's face in full palsy mode as his Facebook profile pic for a while.

fish said...

The IV in Vegas doc?

Kathleen said...

what's a water softener?

Brando said...

Yes, fish, Dr. Hawkeye. Tickle's face looked like it was frozen in a pirate impression, as if he was going, "Arrgggh." He took a picture of that while wearing this stupid t-shirt that has a cow on it, with the cow saying, "I like grass." Hawkeye used that as his Facebook profile pic until my brother's Bell's Palsy went away.

fish said...

That is classic.

Another Kiwi said...

Like water for chocolate, when you heat it goes soft. True story.
I think water softeners take some of the minerals out of the water to make it more watery