What happened to me last January 14 was comical if it weren’t a bit serious. I just got off from the van that took me to Calapan City. I had papers to follow up at the regional office of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)- something to do with the small family business.
What’s funny about it was that I couldn’t cross the street . Dizziness overcame me that I had to stop walking. Minutes passed by. Took me a while before I convinced myself I’d not topple over and crack my head on the pavement or something.
I was able to file important papers with the BIR without an incident though.
When I reached home my sister checked my blood pressure. It was raging in the 160s.
Well, what do I expect really? A normal reading? Not if you’re like me whose sole form of exercise is to read blogs and hit the retweet button,interspersed with pretend farming on the side. Yup, I’m a prince of sedentary living.
Last October, I swore off smoking in response to Holly’s friendly challenge. I spoke too soon. While Holly is making head way with her weight goal. I’m not. I more than made up for my lack of success though with my deviousness. In a blog meet up which served as a send off party for Doc Z, I’ve not only managed to fend off requests for me to take my turn at videoke, I’ve also sneaked in a few puffs in the bushes and in the comfort room. Bonie of ThirdWorldGeek, a renarkable blogging tips blog hereabouts, had a picture of me alone, staring off into space, with my back to the camera. He called it instrospective Jan. You gave me too much credit, Bonnie. It was just me getting my nicotine fix.
If anything, I’m lucky I got away with a minor scare.
Guess this scoundrel has to seriously rebuild his lifestyle this year to be around much longer, huh.
Concern about my health obviously takes precedence over any other issues this 2010. At least for me. How about you? Care to share what challenges which are likely to preoccupy you this year??If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed!