I have, as I may have said once or twice recently, been struggling for inspiration, enthusiasm or the ability to think clearly. I have also been suffering from cyanosis. For the last few days. In some ways this is a bit of a relief, as at least I can blame lack of oxygen for my problems, which have, so far, been confined to blue lips. There are a number of causes, and they aren’t all serious, so I consulted Julia about it. Obviously, if I’m going to die, I have to tell her what my computer password is.
So, there I was, with a grave demeanour and a serious tone, explaining that my blue lips could be a sign that she might be a widow this time next week when she started laughing.
It wasn’t quite the reaction I’d hoped for, but I suppose we all have our own ways of coping with bad news.
“Are you sure it doesn’t have anything to do with cleaning your fountain pens?”
I was about to deny it when I realised that my method of getting pens to write (by licking the nib to persuade the ink to flow) has ben linked to blue lips in the past. My cleaning method, which involves soaking the pens and blowing water through them, also involves lips and blue ink. It had also involved a few sharp words this week, as it resulted in blue blotches on the work tops. I gave them a final blow through this morning, which was when I noticed the cyanosis again (having first noticed it on Friday after licking the nibs of two pens).
It’s likely that this is one of the less serious cases of cyanosis and we won’t require a doctor. I will however, keep a close eye on things just in case. The pens, in case you were wondering, are both writing well.
This is why you must always go to Julia first with any little problem. Besides her awesome sense of humor, I am beginning to think she is also quite astute.
She seems astute, but that’s partly because people use me as a point of comparison. 😉
So, there may be a silver lining!
There is always a silver lining! 😉
The problem with computers is passwords, that is clear. But why not tell her now and begin living a new type of life where people live without secrecy or fountain pens.
Without fountain pens? have you been out in that famous antipodean sun without a hat? Whatb sort of world would that be?
You do have a good point about the password though. We’ve never had secrets about those passwords, it’s just that this computer is comparatively new and I hadn’t thought to do it. I’m hopeless at keeping secrets so I never bother to try. 🙂
An hilarious advocacy for fountain pens
You can’t beat a fountain pen, but you really should be careful about which end you suck. 🙂
There, I have caught up with you again! Licking pens could result in blue, black, red or even green lips, and caution is recommended. 🙂
It is really useful to live with a medical expert.
Mrs T may qualify for that description, but Mrs Q, or the first Mrs Q, as I am thinking of calling her, is just a cynic who always suspects the worst of me. It probably works out to the same result…
Well that’s a relief, I read the probable causes and noticed too tight clothes.
I wondered if it could be the ‘skinny’ jeans? Good to know you’re taking your health seriously 😀
Yes, that’s me – healthy and skinny. Ho, ho, ho… 🙂