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The headache that never went away: Part 1 – My buddy and me

I’ve had the My Buddy jingle stuck in my head lately. It was a catchy song played during an ad for a doll sold in the 1980′s. (As well as the gender opposite toy, Kid Sister.) Thanks to the wonders of YouTube you can watch it here:

The lyrics are:

My buddy (my buddy), my buddy (my buddy),

Wherever I go, he goes

My buddy (my buddy), my buddy (my buddy),

My buddy and me

Only I change the lyrics to:

My headache (my headache), my headache (my headache),

Wherever I go, it goes

My headache (my headache), my headache (my headache),

My headache and me

Remember that headache I had back in March? The one I thought had gone away? Well, it eased up for awhile there, but it never really went away. Which means I’ve been in pain 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, ever since February 18th, 2008. (I still have a scar from that monster zit too.) I ran my half-marathon with my headache. I went to my book release party with my headache. I appeared on TV with my [...]

Cool Runnings

Today’s training run was hell, if hell had frozen over.

Even though we’re approaching mid-March, it is still snowing in Indiana. I’ve lived here for years, but I don’t remember any winter being this long. I’m stuck in a never-ending purgatory where it snows every weekend and the skies are grey for eternity.

Today the trail was covered in an inch of snow, so the group opted to instead run down a lightly-traveled side street that had been plowed. I had to futz with my MP3 player before we started, so I ended up trailing behind the pack. I never caught up with them either because I am slow and the traffic lights were against me. This made me 1) feel like a dork ostracized from the cool kids and 2) fear for my life as I ran down the opposite side of the street on my own while wearing headphones. If I were with the pack there’d be a good chance a rogue SUV would hit someone else and not me. I was glad I was [...]

Win an advance copy of “Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir” (Or attend the book release party and buy an autographed copy!)

Hey, I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this a zillion times already, but I wrote a book. It’s coming out in May, but if you are one of 10 people my random number generator deems worthy, my publisher will send you an advance galley copy. A galley is a copy of the book printed before all the proofreading is complete. It’s usually sent to critics and magazine writers so they have time to write a book review before the publication date. However, we’re also sending 10 copies to my lovely, blog readers! You can be the first kid on your block to read my book, AND you’ll gain deep insight into my psyche by examining my inability to hyphenate properly.

To enter, sign up for my email list here. That’s it. You don’t have to leave a comment on this entry, just sign up for the list and be sure to click on the link in the confirmation e-mail to finish the subscription process. You’ll get a free muffin recipe regardless and you’ll also get any [...]

With a headache like this, I’m considering decapitation

I feel like someone has stolen one of my most valuable possessions: my health. Either that, or I have been kidnapped and replaced by someone who looks like me but does a very bad impression of myself. My doppelganger doesn’t run or lift weights, she doesn’t feel like blogging, and she sits around watching mediocre television all evening. Wait, she’s not my doppelganger! She’s me from 4 years ago! I’ve worked so hard these past years to become a better version of myself, yet all it takes is one headache from hell to instantly rewind all my work.

I’ve been hanging out with Mr. Headache for four days now. I’ve dropped some subtle hints that he should go home now (Advil and Tylenol). I’ve dropped some less subtle hints too (a shot and some prescription meds from my doctor), but it still hasn’t gotten the message. So, it’s just me and the pressure in my head until my skull explodes or it finally decides to piss off. Thankfully, my headache has dialed down its intensity from [...]

Cute kitchenware

I have a headache that will not go away. (I did my taxes two weeks ago, so it’s not related to that.) I have a number of theories, including: too much caffeine, SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) due to no sunlight at my workplace, or residual effects of all that chocolate I ate over the weekend. I’m cutting back on the caffeine and avoiding chocolate, but if it doesn’t go away today, I’ll probably see my doctor about it. Either way I don’t feel much like blogging when my head feels like it’s imploding.

I did make it to Target this weekend, though. Have you seen the super cute Boston Warehouse kitchen gadgets they stock? They have a cheese grater shaped like a mouse, an ice cream scoop that looks like a whale, and scissors that look like a woodpecker. I wanted to buy the whole rack of items even though I don’t eat pizza much anymore and have no need for a piranha-shaped pizza cutter. They didn’t have any cute grapefruit spoons though, so I had [...]

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Jennette Fulda tells stories to the Internet about her life as a smartass, writer, weight-loss inspiration, chronic headache sufferer, and overall nice person (who is silently judging you). She does this at JenFul now, but you can still have fun perusing her past here.

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for keyboards ruined by coffee spit-takes or forehead wrinkles caused by deep thought.

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