Archive for September, 2008

Warning: I may be about to opine

  1. I finished Well Enough Alone earlier this week. Towards the end, Traig notes that writing about her hypochondria cured her of it. Reading about her hypochondria failed to cure me of mine, though it was a satisfying temporary distraction. I’ve now returned to my regularly scheduled programming of trying to convince myself that I’m not actually going to die anytime soon.
  2. In a somewhat embarrassing display of idealism and naivete, I have decided that it’s perfectly acceptable to be mortified by the fact that Canadians are more interested in the U.S. election than the Canadian election.
  3. In a far more reasonable display of idealism and naivete, I am positively certain that it’s perfectly acceptable to be mortified by the fact that more people are up in arms about something as inane and irrelevant as the new Facebook layout than either election.
  4. I just want to know what’s causing the migraines. Is that so wrong?

Well Enough Alone (or: I have a new favourite book)

I’m only two chapters in at the moment, but this is probably the best book I’m going to read this year. I’m a hypochondriac too — but, thankfully, a recovering one. Like others, I have a tendency to fear the worst about even the most minor of ailments. It’s not quite as bad as it used to be, though my unfounded fears about the root cause of my strange headaches being extremely serious did alert me to the far more likely possibility that I have a misaligned jaw. Who said generally unwarranted paranoia wasn’t useful?

In any case, it’s a great book.