Chili’s: The Ultimate Cure

Day 26 – January 26, 2012
Chili’s: The Ultimate Cure 

Lately, I have had the oddest ailments. I have been coming down with this intense headaches that are making me dizzy and nauseous. I am pretty sure it is sinus related because I can feel my whole sinus cavity throbbing throughout these spells. Basically, any day I don’t take Claritin-D, I suffer. I also used to have a problem with my vision going out randomly. It would start in one eye as a tiny spot, then grow to a lot of spots and circles or “auras” blurring my vision and then spread to both eyes so that I was left with about 20% vision. It hasn’t happened for a while until Wednesday. It is never accompanied with a headache so I have never assumed the migraine route. Well, Wednesday, shortly after the vision mishap, the headache started. I’m not sure if it was coincidence or not. Just in case there isn’t enough going wrong with my body, my stomach has been killing me or the past few days as well. It’s been a weird almost gassy feeling but it has been occurring just below my ribs probably right where my esophagus meets my stomach…I am hoping it’s just a weird batch of food I have been having for the past few days. I am going to give it a few more days and go from there. I have definitely had my share of stomach illnesses, and they all seem to pass sooner or later. So, in conclusion, I should probably go to the doctor. I haven’t yet called to make an appointment because I am not sure who to see. My voice has also been acting up lately; it has been getting fatigued after speaking or singing for a short amount of time. I am hoping to set up an appointment with a ENT in the area. I’ve gotten a few recommendations. But, instead of getting in to a doctor ASAP, I decided that a better more immediate cure would be to go to Chili’s.

There aren’t any Chili’s that are really close enough to public transit for us to go to. Our friend Drew has a car and agreed to take us out to Chelsea just for a yummy trip down memory lane, and mostly for a Molten Lava Chocolate Cake!!!! Let’s be real, that’s the only reason I go to Chili’s. We had a good time with Drew and his girlfriend. It was everything I hoped for and more. The food didn’t really help my whole stomach situation but it did briefly take my mind off of all the other hurting things in my body.

I had rehearsal tonight as well. We are starting on some blocking, which is a lot more fun than normal blocking. The show is practically an operetta so all of the blocking is somewhat dancey, which makes me smile!

Another thing that makes me smile and makes me somewhat nervous as well is that I got a message today from a friend who recommended me to one of his friends who was looking for a female singer for a new gig band he is starting up. Though I am extremely thrilled to be thought of, this makes me a bit nervous. I have always thought it would be so much fun to be in a cover band but A) I don’t know a lot of songs… B) I don’t really have the voice to sing lead in a cover band unless all the keys are changed. I don’t want to knock myself out of the running just yet by my negative thinking, but I don’t really feel like I am the type of voice that someone would be looking for for a cover band. I can learn songs, no problem, but I can’t change my voice. It is what it is…I am going to work on some demo tracks over the weekend to send in and go from there.

Pretty exciting day overall. I am glad to have tomorrow night and Saturday completely open. It is time for some much needed cleaning around the Harrell house.

Favorite Part of the Day: Chili’s!!!!

Least Favorite Part of the Day: The intense stomach pains throughout the day 😦

What I Learned: I really don’t know a lot about pop music culture and history

What I am Thankful for: To be the name that pops in someone’s head when asked “Do you know a good female singer for a new gig band I am starting?”

What I will do Differently Tomorrow: Research some Top 40s through the years


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