Monday, January 29, 2007

If my heart isn't in it, where is it?

Montmorency Falls, Quebec
Today's image is from the Daily Dose of Imagery site,
which you should add to your daily surfing,dudes.

Back to the dentist this morning. This will be the last time I book a dentist's appointment for a working day. I had a crazy dose of anaesthetic first thing this morning and I have spent the rest of the day fast asleep. Is that normal?

I rang in to the office to let them know I had entered a temporary, dentist-induced coma, and the lovely Anne-Marie made me promise to ring the dentist and check if this sort of reaction was ok. I couldn't get through to the dentist (and was too sleepy to persist) but I did call my most reliable authority on life, the Universe and everything - my mum. She agreed that the sleepiness was unusual, but pointed out that allergies to anaesthetic present more commonly as rashes or, in the extreme, more similarly to anaphylactic shock. I relaxed a little about it, and went back to sleep. I don't think I've slept this much since I was a teenager, or since I was last depressed.

So, my jury is still out - was my sleepy day linked to the dentist, a psychological thing or something else? Do I have a periodically active lazy gene? I'm open to theories and suggestions, but if you suspect it's a fatal condition, I'd prefer not to know....

Now I'm awake, I'm worried that I won't sleep for the rest of the night - I've even been considering going into work for a few hours after I've had dinner. I just read a lovely email from my friend Bridget, who has sent me a website that I'm definitely going to join: Read It Swap It. The basic concept here is that you put your unwanted books on the site and other readers can swap their books with you. It's also got some great forums, where reading groups can swap entire book sets (great idea, that), writers can most their material for feedback, and readers can get together to discuss books online.

I've only spent ten minutes on there and there are loads of people in the UK who have books that I am keen to read - including several by Jodi Picoult that I haven't been able to get here through the shops or the library. Plus, I have been planning to have a major weed and cull of some of my books that have sat unloved on the shelves here at the Heights for years, and the thought that I can swap these for others is awesome! I figure that all the ones I haven't sold within a month can go on ebay (which my brother is a huge fan of and has recently been raving about) or be donated to the library, although I'm not sure more secondhand stock is what they need. Even quality books such as those found on the Daily's Library shelves.

My favourite PostSecret today reads:

I avoid social situations because happy people depress me.

'The time has come,' the Walrus said,
'To talk of many things:
Of shoes - and ships - and sealing wax -
Of cabbages and kings -
And why the sea is boiling hot -
And whether pigs have wings.'

Lewis Carroll


Kitty Kat said...

Postsecret is such a great idea, nice find dude.

Hope you feelin ok lovely? Going to the dentist on a Monday morning-thats enough reason to sleep the day away!!

Love you x

Dill said...

Did you sleep the day away with you dentist coz i know you fancy him? Is it him that is sending the viagra emails?

Dill. x

Kitty Kat said...

LOL. Now come on girls, I have seen both of your yearly subscriptions for Viagra.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sarah,

Glad you liked the Read It Swap It website. I'm going to join up when I get the chance. Wouldn't it be funny if we ended up swapping books?

Love Bridget X