Saturday, September 7, 2013

Why I should stick to writing




I have been quite busy recently and my body has revolted. Not with a little tummy ache or a sore throat. No, with nasty cold sores that make me look like the living dead. The aftermath makes me look like I have a permanent nose bleed for a week or so.

Problem is the extra I've taken on is to give a talk or two (or three this term). I like doing the thinking. I like doing the talking. My body does not.

So I have to turn up to a lovely ladies' dinner looking feral because my face has let me down. Unreliable face. It can't be trusted (I had a cold sore on my wedding day - we have a lot of history, me and my face) Unfortunately people have to look at my face when I talk.

So I should stick to writing.

6 comments:

Jean said...

Totally get this. Speaking does me in; writing doesn't. Pity!

michael jensen said...

So.... you put a picture on the internet!

I hate cold sores. Had em for years.

Jenny said...

Oh Michael, the Internet is NOTHING compared to a women's church event!!

Sandra said...

I have one word of advice - Zovirax.

Sarah said...

But I heard someone just yesterday talking about how encouraging your talk was recently, so cold sore, schmold sore!

Jenny said...

Thanks Sarah-lovely to have the encouragement!