Monday, July 02, 2007

Oh, Uh-Oh Make it Magnificent ,Tonight

Sorry about last night's post. It was the migraine talking. I wasn't expecting it and stupidly let my meds run out except for half a pill. It helped me through the evening, but by the time I went to sleep, it came back in all it's hellish fury. I kept waking up because of the headache and I had this weird pain-high. It's hard to describe if you've never had it, but it gave me really vivid dreams and made me even more internal than I normally am.

Today I ordered my meds during lunch and took them as soon as I could leave work and drive to the pharmacy at the North Dodge Hy-Vee. I'm not sure if it was from lack of sleep or the residual migraine damage or the meds or a combination of all three, but I still felt super high tonight. I went to Mr. Dateman's and we watched part of a documentary called, Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie in high def. All the footage of bombs blowing-up was kind of horrifyingly beautiful in my altered state. Then when I was driving home, I turned the corner and the moon was coming up all blood red and looked almost exactly like this:

Except it wasn't completely full. (I didn't have a camera on me, so I had to steal this photo off of the inter webs) It startled me because it looked so much like the images in the movie. I was tempted to call Mr. Dateman and tell him to look out his window, but it was late and he had to get up early and I figured he'd probably appreciate it more if I didn't wake him up and he could just view it on my blog later on at his leisure .


Anonymous said...

freaky moon. we live in such a strange world ~ both the moon and the bombs. i had a migraine last night, too. it lead to pain, of course, and strange dreams. i am going back to bed now that the pain is gone, and i hope the dreams are boring.

notfainthearted said...

glad your migraine was kicked. They suck.

The moon has been a strange one this month. I guess because it's full so near to the solstice it's low in the sky. So it seems huge! anyway I missed it last night. No excuse really since I sure was up late enough.

Hope today rocks.

Tara said...

I'm sorry I missed the moon looking like that! Beautiful. Sometimes it startles me when it's a normal color and all full.

I don't think I've ever had a pain-high. I'd rather have a natural high or a wine high. I'm sure you'd prefer that too.

Babybull40 said...

We've seen the moon like that oo and I'm surprised we didn't notice it .. I hope it comes back tonight and I can take some shots of it..

Migraines are not fun.. I use to get them and now I get the type that hurt when it's really humid out.. I have to say "Please cut out my eyes"...

notfainthearted said...

Oh yeah, and TAG! (don't worry, it's fun and easy.)

egan said...

I think I see ET and the little boy in this photo if I look close enough. Did I just date myself?

David in DC said...

egan: it's illegal in at least 7 states to date yourself. :)

Remiman said...

I don't know, I think that's a moon worth being woken up for!
Maybe I'll take some of those MG meds just so i can have some good dreams.
Egan: I thought it was a little girl?
It's ok to date yourself in NY.

evil-e said...

I need to see that movie, I have heard of it.

I almost took a picture of the big moon the other night, but I got lazy and started staring at TV.

AlienCG said...

I put the documentary in my Netflix queue.

I love seeing the full or near-full moon low in the horizon. Unfortunately, it doesn't turn out looking the same in pictures.

l.b. said...

I am a very moony person and admire it in all its shapes and sizes. Your view of it sounds excellent.
Because I am not familiar with it, I almost want to experience that pain high...but not quite.

Churlita said...


I hope your dreams were boring too.


I would have missed it if I hadn't been driving home.


Yeah. I'd settle for a different high any day.


I hope you get some great shots.


Elliott! There. Now I dated myself too. Now we can both violate state laws.


Ha ha. Which states?


Yeah, It was pretty cool.


It's hard to decide between TV or the moon. TV is so much easier.


You're right. I can never capture the moon on film the way it looks in the sky.


Experience the full moon, but not the pain high. It's not worth it.