>OK, so I’m a little late, but today is Talk Like a Pirate Day. I did, however, point out to my students last week that one of the Old English verbs for “to be” (there are two sets) — bēon — is a little like talking like a pirate: Iċ bēo, þu bist, hē/hēo/hit biþ… (You had to be there.)
Anyway…the “woah” of my post title refers not to some Keanu Reeves-ified pirate, but rather, to the fact that I’ve been feeling a little dizzy for the past two days, especially any time my head is below my heart (e.g., bending over to pick something up, flipping my head over to wrap my wet hair in a towel, etc.), or even if I turn around too quickly. I’m not sure what’s going on, but I’m starting to wonder if I have some brewing inner-ear problem like Wiley had last spring. OK, so I’m using my experience with a dog to diagnose myself. Is there a problem with that?
Yes, yes, I’m going to take myself to a doctor, but right now I’m too busy, dammit. I’ve got a grad committee meeting to run tomorrow and two classes to teach after that. I won’t be able to get to the doctor until Friday at the earliest, which means my students will just have to deal with a dizzier than normal prof.
Argh. Er, arrrrrr….