>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….

3 thoughts on “>Arrrrr….woah.

  1. >Did you see I had a post about a month ago on labyrinthinitis? No, there’s nothing you can do about it (and mine hasn’t gone away), but there is stuff on WebMD if you wanted to self-diagnose using something other than a dog. 🙂

  2. >NO, I didn’t see that because I’m soooo behind on blog reading (only 400 posts on Bloglines to go!), but now I’ve found it and it may very well explain things going on in my head, too. Or else I have a sinus infection that’s migrated to the ear canal, which is also possible.Thanks for the info! I’ll bring it up to my doctor at Monday’s appointment.

  3. >wiley wishes to convey that he would be more than happy to come over and clean your ears out for you, using the same torture device i use on him… ear cleaning is not that popular in our house! hope you get it taken care of soon…

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