Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Wobbles


It’s the worst part of inebriation. The vertigo. Knowing what’s up and what’s down but being unable to adhere to the standards. Standing on terra not-so-firma having established good sea legs during a long day in the chop.

The world has the wobbles and I swear that I haven’t taken a sip to deserve it.

Not good.

And especially not good with a flight to the Baja in the very near future.

So I’ll be throwin’ back 'dem little red sudafeds like Easter jellybeans for the next couple of days in the hopes that it’s just a tiny trout stream in my inner ear. Damn the jitters. But if the floor doesn’t stop tilting by Monday, it’s straight to the doc.

Or do you think that a few beers will counteract the spin?

10 comments:

e.m.b. said...

I'm a firm believer in a few shots and a hot-as-you-can-stand-it shower. Hope you're back to better soon, Mike...you'll kick this thing.

Mike Sepelak said...

I am as well, Erin. So much so that a few shots and a hot-as-you-can-stand-it shower is my daily ritual. What else you got? :-)

e.m.b. said...

Absolutely nothing. You're badass. ;-)

Kevin Frank said...

This will sound crazy but what helps me with this is going for a drive or riding a bike. I'm not sure if it's because your brain has to concentrate on so much other stuff or what. Works for me.

Mike Sepelak said...

Ain't it the truth, Erin? Ain't it the truth?

That's a perfectly rational and well reasoned solution, Kevin. I'll give it a shot. Listen for the sirens.

Ken G said...

I have a feeling the trout stream has nothing to do with it.

If this has never happened to you before, I'm not sure waiting till Monday is a good thing and Sudafed will be much help.

Just can't be too careful at our age. We know what normal is, even through the daily bone aches. Anything else can be an issue.

Know what I'm sayin'?

Mike Sepelak said...

I know what you're sayin', Ken, and thank you. I don't take anything like this lightly, despite the jocular tone of this post. Quick improvement or to the doc I go.

I did have this once before, though it's probably been ten years. Clogged sinus backed into inner ear. I'll never forget it. Scared the bejeezus out of me.

Chris Hunt said...

Feel better, my friend... I think the hot hot shower treatment is a good start--maybe a steam room a the local club or something... don't mess around too much, though... Hate to miss you in Mexico!

Joel D said...

And I'm still jealous. There's nothing better to cure a hangover than wading waist deep on some grass flats fishing for what's ever biting. It might also ease the transition to dry land. Then again it might just get you chumming the water. As for a beer cure.... I'd give it a wirl.

Mike Sepelak said...

I'll be there, Chris. You can be sure.

Thanks, Joel. I might just have to do that.