Thursday BARB UP April 27, 2017

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Last night, I had my first migraine in two months. It starts, with me, a low throb. I try to shake it off, like you would a mosquito whirring around your ear, when the dullness begins. A throw of my head will not, of course, stave the pain off. Advil has long since stopped helping. It’s almost an M&M, at this point. The pain, however, is insistent and real. It’s hard to ignore, even more difficult to gauge the right moment to dip into my blue bottle where my pill, THE pill, will render the pain obsolete. I worry that I may be in danger of becoming so accustomed to the pain that I wait until it’s too late to take my migraine medication, the 100mg of elixir that is sumatriptan, which to this day, I can not pronounce without tripping over the syllables. (Where is the emphasis, really? Is it on the su-MA?). I know that I ought to just pop the pill at the slightest tinge, but I still hold out for hope that what I’m feeling is a simple headache, and will disappear. These last two months, though. I’ve been eating poorly. I’ve not been exercising on a regular basis. I’ve been sleeping poorly. And yet, no migraine. Yesterday, was the first day of the implementation of the strict eating regimen—no sugar, no bread—and yet, boom, there it was, laying in wait, my migraine. I have tried, oh I have tried, to measure my intake of food and my daily exercise routine against the frequency of the migraines, but again, fail to find the correlation and/or the consistency. And so, last night, while walking around the neighborhood with my 77 year-old mother and 72 year-old aunt, I fell under the cyclone of my mind. And this time, I didn’t wait. I took my pill, and within a half hour, the pain subsided. Nirvana, as it were. I don’t know why the migraine came upon me. But I was so relieved that I have a solution. Until the next time.

Tina Tchen:“I turned to Susan Rice, our National Security Adviser at the time, when we were walking out and said, ‘We really have to work on girls’ education’.”

I heart Rashida Jones.

Andie McDowell: “It’s the concept that older women are not interesting. They don’t want to do programming about mature women because they think people go to the movies to watch men. They’ll fill the male role before they fill the female role, even if the female role is the predominant role.”

Cecile Richards: “That’s a huge responsibility, and women are waiting to see a sign from this White House that they’re on our side.”

Bette Midler.

Vibrators!

Sex with a young-ass man.

Being a Fearless Fatty.

Coffee.

And now have a laugh with Rosie O’Donnell.

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