Sunday, March 6, 2011

I think almost dying counts as a 'Get out of jail free' card

On a scale of 1 to plague, I had the plague.

Some of you may know that my life is a delicately balanced thing. I cram so many different creative things in, plus a social life, and a 4.0 GPA. Sometimes it's all I can do not to pass out half way through the day.

Well, a while ago I had a pretty big group project for one of my classes. All was well, everyone had their assignments. Ha. Haha. My previous delusions are amusing. Anyway, my group pretty much ditched me with everything at the last minute, so I had to stay up until 4:30-5:00 in the morning to finish the project by myself. Because for me, no amount of sleep is worth my 4.0. A little obsessive? Perhaps, but that's me for you.

Unfortunately getting about an hour of sleep puts your immune system on shut down mode. And just about everyone of my friends had some sort of illness. The result? I caught them all. Yes, I had a fever, aches, a huge migraine, chills, a stuffed up nose, a nasty sore throat, and probably a few other things I've forgotten. AND on top of all of this, for several reasons I practically refuse to take meds for just about anything. So I literally felt like I was going to die before I broke down and took some IBProfen.

Remember my delicately balanced life I mentioned earlier? Well that was like dropping an elephant, a school bus, and a nuclear bomb on one side of my scale. It's taken some serious scrambling and sheer luck to get on top of things again without totally losing what little sanity I've been saving up for just such an occasion.

Yeah, this made it really hard to do anything fun for a long while. But hey, I still have a 4.0 and I managed not to blow up at any of my friends from the stress, so I'll count my blessings here.

But now I'm finally over all that! I've been sewing, I'm going to the Dancesport Nationals next week, and I'm trying out for Les Miserables tomorrow. So I'm getting even more busy with fun stuff! Wish me luck! I'll be sure to share how the tryouts go, because they should be freaking awesome (I get to sing "I'll Make a Man Out of You" from Mulan as duet with my best friend :D)

In other news, I've had pizza just about everyday this week, and I'm still losing weight. That ladies and gents, takes some freaking talent. Yeah... don't ask where I was going with that....


  1. Oh my word! :O That sounds horrible! I'm at the tail-end of a 4+ day intense sickness where I had to cancel work and am struggling to catch up on my (also 4.0) grades (congrats to you on having those! I know what it takes!)

    Anyway. Your story makes me feel very meek and lucky in comparison. Very glad you're feeling better, even if you still have the homework nastiness to deal with.

    Also. I want your pizza secrets. NOW. ;)

    Have fun singing Mulan!

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  3. Horrible to be that sick! Glad you are better and break a leg with your song.

  4. You are a way more dedicated student than I'll ever be. You deserve that freakin' 4.0, girl. I'm glad to hear you no longer have the plague! Good luck on the try outs!

  5. Creative A-I'm sorry :( Good luck with the illness stuff. 'Tis not fun.

    Oh and trust me, the day I figure out how I did that I will scream it from the rooftops.

    Belle-Thank you muchly. The well-wishes worked :D

    Pixie Needle-I border on the insane with grades... What can I say I'm a work-a-holic :P