The Disco Queen and the migraine cause a stall-out #WABWM

11:09 AM

Not sure it’s even going to be worth the bother trying today.

I have only 44 pages of write-in remaining.

However, yesterday, the Disco Queen upstairs decided to share her freaking musical selections with me at top volume for over four hours, from ten-thirty-ish until three. The constant, repetitive, inescapable (even while wearing a headset and listening to everything from Bach cello to white noise) thump, thump, thump of the damn bass through my ceiling brought on a migraine so bad not even I could work through it—and I’ve had a lot of practice lately working through migraines.

I still have it today.

My head is screaming, and I’m going to take some Tylenol and aspirin and see if I can get some of the edge off this. If I can, 44 pages of write-in is small.

If I can’t, I may miss my deadline—because type-in on this sucker is gonna be a beast.

If you’re playing Write A Book With Me, kick ass, write with joy.

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4 comments… add one
  • Roger Lawrence Nov 3, 2012 @ 16:48

    My daughter does the same thing, but now she has her long awaited iphone, all I have to do is look meaningfully at it for the volume to be reduced to a more bearable 120 decibels or so.

  • BJ Steeves Nov 3, 2012 @ 15:25

    Maybe a call to the local authorities with a “disturbing the peace” complaint may help lower the volume.

  • Jen of Hens Nov 3, 2012 @ 8:43

    You had me reaching for a sympathy tylenol! Been there (oh so many times while writing my Master’s thesis while living above a trendy clothing store), and let it ruin my day before. I just couldn’t find a way around it. Finally I made peace with what had been, took a long nap, and kicked some ass in the middle of the night. And yes, I thumbed my nose at the snotty clothing store techno-wenches. Didn’t work all the time. But sometimes it came through for me.

  • Jean Nov 3, 2012 @ 8:25

    I got a headache reading the headline.

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