rambling post in which i assert that i am not crazy, it’s the weather

i’m sitting here near one am with the warm winds blowing through the east-facing front door, following some two hours spent on the phone, which followed some hour of awakeness, which followed some four hours of napness. yes four hours. time, well, spent.

if you’ve never lived in any of the 15 places in the world where these winds with names happen, it’s hard to explain. i went a-searchin’ on google for some data, and i found, oddly enough, policeops.com. it’s called full moon effect (you know, lunacy) (and yes, we’ve had quite the moon these past few days) but it also applies to the winds. devil winds. siroccos. santa anas (santanas). chinooks. sharkias. and other cool sounding wind names. but this ain’t cool.

look at the side effects:

emotional unbalance, irritation, vital disinclination, compulsion to meditate, exhaustion, apathy, disinclination or listlessness toward work (poor school achievement), insecurity, anxiety, depression (especially after age forty to fifty), rate of attempted suicide about 20% higher, larger number of admittances to clinics in drug cases. and that’s just psychological. physical side effects include body pains, sick headaches, dizziness, twitching of the eyes, nausea, fatigue, faintness, disorders in saline (salt) budget with fluctuations in electrolytical metabolism (calcium and magnesium; critical for alcoholics), water accumulation, respiratory difficulties, allergies, asthma, heart and circulatory disorders (heart attacks approx. 50% higher) low blood pressure, slowing down in reaction time, more sensitivity to pain, inflammations, bleeding embolisms of the lungs, and thrombosis.

can somebody explain to me what “vital disinclination” means? and is a compulsion to meditate a bad thing? ohmmmmmm.

at the tone, the temperature at 12:51 AM on november 21st will be 70 degrees.

that nap was epic though. i had these great dreams, in which i was writing stories that were so surreal and poetic and entirely bloggy, but even as i wrote the words they vanished; had i been able to record them as they happened, i’d have one helluva post going here. as it is, i’m just babbling.

20 thoughts on “rambling post in which i assert that i am not crazy, it’s the weather

  1. Okay…..I’m a freakin’ nurse….and all I can come up with for vital disinclination is avolition. Non-motivated. No drive. That scooter ain’t moving on its own.

    Of course, now….I’m so with you on this whole phenom. It’s unsettling. It’s freaking me out. Well, that and a million other things. What else is new? Oy!

    But, there you have it. We can officially blame it on the weather. Now, when do I get my nap?

  2. the nap is giving me consequences — like still being awake and quite alert. and it’s so warm it feels like broad daylight. i’m going to regret this in the AM, yes i am. even though i’ve technically already had half a night’s sleep, it never feels like that in the morning.

    but yeah, the santa anas are crazy times, crazy.

  3. Glad you like it! 🙂 [I’m off topic here too]
    I had a terrible nap during the History class video… I dreamt that I was a Communist during the time Mao Zedong (on October 1st) established the People’s Republic of China. I woke up with a start and found him waving and making the exact same speech. I must have heard it and then made it part of my dream. Very scary…

  4. k.d. you rock. now i won’t have to go to the therapist and fork out $110. you’ve given me the answer. even though i’ve been saying, “it’s the weather” i now know i can back that theroy up with proof, baby!

    ah, the clouds are whispering in the sky this am. perhaps- perhaps, change is coming.

  5. I like a little ramble with my morning caffeine. My mind is never fully functional until … well, it’s never fully functional. So, don’t mind me … 😉

  6. it’s a little cooler, but still santa ana conditions:

    79�F — Fair
    Feels Like 77�F
    UV Index: 1 Minimal
    Dew Point: 37�F
    Humidity: 22%
    Visibility: Unlimited miles
    Pressure: 30.06 inches and steady
    Wind: From the East at 12 mph

    one more day, is all. tomorrow we will be back to cloudy and cooler.

  7. Hey, Goddess, we’ve been know to call it “Failure to Thrive” (seriously, I’ve seen it as a Dx).

    Ya’ think?

    …and the online Merck Manual knows not of “disinclination”.

  8. i’m totally failing to thrive here. it’s better in the air conditioning but the damn ions are everywhere, eating my brain.

  9. It’s fucking freezing here. I had to wear a sweater today.. a SWEATER! in Vegas.
    Ok, it’s seventy-two. But It feels freezing in my office.
    And I can’t use the excuse that it’s the weather affecting my moods, because I became convinced a long time ago that it’s actually the other way around.

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