October 19, 2004

am i really still up?

ooooh, boy. i haven't been up this late in far too long - it certainly doesn't bode well for tomorrow morning! so i went ahead and tried to make the site look different. i like it so far. it still has a little ways to go, but it's different, and that's good.

let me just say right here, right now, that dealing with columns in CSS is satan's work. it took me hours to figure out how to get the three-column layout working (well, it works in safari, so pbpbppbth). between float and absolute positions and margins, i was running out of trial and error options. i had some pretty dark moments right around 10pm - but somehow i got it to work. don't ask me to repeat that feat.

so, i'm still dizzy. i got up about a half hour ago to use the little girl's room and i nearly fell over from not feeling aligned with earth's gravity. i mean, right now, i feel okay. my eyes aren't really focusing on anything in particular - they're darting around the keyboard (as i never learned to properly type) - but when i try to focus on something across the room, everything starts to feel a little weird - my eyes feel like they go cross-eyed. oy.

the drive home was unpleasant. we've got rain here in southern california! whoopie! the long walk from my office to the parking structure was spent in a downpour (without an umbrella, thanks), however my drive home was relatively raindrop-free... but not traffic-free. trying to focus on the car ahead of me proved rather disorienting. i had to work really hard to discern distance.

if i wake up tomorrow morning and feel dizzy still, i think i'm gonna call in sick. i'm not really sure if it's something i need to see a doctor for (um, do i?), but the drive and the overall weird feeling is not something i want to put up with all day while having to try to concentrate.


posted by julie at October 19, 2004 01:34 AM

things people have said

Hi! I have been reading for awhile but haven't ever posted - I am not a big comment-er.
Anyways, it sounds like you could have vertigo, which is a problem with your inner ear, and causes balance problems and dizziness. If you are still dizzy after this long, you SHOULD go to the doctor. There doesn't seem to be too much they can do for vertigo based on the experiences of my co-worker and my mom's boyfriend, but at least you would know it was that and not something more worrisome. Good luck - take care!!!

so said: Kate at October 20, 2004 01:59 PM



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