Adrenalum and other Horrors

by angeliska on October 12, 2006

Alright, darlings- to tell you the truth,
I’ve not been sharing all the happy tidbits of
my day-to-day existence of late because, honestly-
I feel paralyzed with dread at the hideous state of the world.
And I feel very odd writing about cheery things like
strange caterpillars. tiny turtles, fanciful journeys,
exquisite books, incredible music and lovely people
when there are such monstrous and dire things
every-which-way happening every-single-day.
And then I think, “Well, but! We need some
marvelous and small wondrous news to keep
our spirits up and remind us of why we still bother,
you know- hanging around on this dreary planet!”
Right? Of course. And I will- I will share
those sparkly stories very soon I promise, I do.
Today has been really quite unpleasant,
(for kind of babyish reasons)
and I feel that if I am going to regale
you with any little tale of woe,
I must mention a few things..
So, first this late-breaking news
from the scene of the crime!
From the suits who brought you
great hits like, “What Ha-Ha-Habeus Corpus?”
and other all-time-faves
here are the…
Top 25 Censored Stories of the Past Year, from Project Censored:
(thank you )
#1 Future of Internet Debate Ignored by Media
#2 Halliburton Charged with Selling Nuclear Technologies to Iran
#3 Oceans of the World in Extreme Danger
#4 Hunger and Homelessness Increasing in the US
#5 High-Tech Genocide in Congo
#6 Federal Whistleblower Protection in Jeopardy
# 7 US Operatives Torture Detainees to Death in Afghanistan and Iraq
#8 Pentagon Exempt from Freedom of Information Act
#9 The World Bank Funds Israel-Palestine Wall
#10 Expanded Air War in Iraq Kills More Civilians
#11 Dangers of Genetically Modified Food Confirmed
#12 Pentagon Plans to Build New Landmines
#13 New Evidence Establishes Dangers of Roundup
#14 Homeland Security Contracts KBR to Build Detention Centers in the US
#15 Chemical Industry is EPA’s Primary Research Partner
#16 Ecuador and Mexico Defy US on International Criminal Court
#17 Iraq Invasion Promotes OPEC Agenda
#18 Physicist Challenges Official 9-11 Story
#19 Destruction of Rainforests Worst Ever
#20 Bottled Water: A Global Environmental Problem
#21 Gold Mining Threatens Ancient Andean Glaciers
#22 $Billions in Homeland Security Spending Undisclosed
#23 US Oil Targets Kyoto in Europe
#24 Cheney’s Halliburton Stock Rose Over 3000 Percent Last Year
#25 US Military in Paraguay Threatens Region
There’s no excuse for not being aware.
For years, I chose to live in a little bubble-
a fantasy-world of la-la-la where I never
bothered to listen to the radio or read the paper,
because I knew the mainstream media was
a pile of poppycock. Now, it’s only gotten worse-
but, there are many alternatives sources for your information.
One of them is run by my uncle
and it would behoove to check it out:
Liberation Video
It’s really interesting- kind of a netflix for activists.
Okay, now it’s time for my awful story!

Come read the terrible tale of your
faithful narratrix being shot up with
Here is the story of how today was truly dreadful.
I woke up at 7 o’ clock in the morning
(which is bad enough in and of itself!)
for an appointment with the allergist
to determine exactly are the sources of
these damnable allergies I’ve been beleaguered by for so long..
Notwithstanding the fact that my morning consisted of being
pricked over and over with hundreds of little needly pokers and syringes.
and the fact that these were filled with wee little irritant beasties,
various things one might be allergic to- this alone, I could deal with.
Yes, it’s true- I was even sort of looking forward to the process!
Oh but then- I had a reaction to one of them, and then-
quick as a flash! I was jammed in the leg
with a syringe full of liquid adrenaline (epinephrine)!
Hello flight-or-flight syndrome!
Hello unstoppable tears
and feelings of insurmountable horror!
Greetings, ragged gasps and tachycardia!
Salutations- shivers, shakes and body quakes!
The sweet hick nurse kept calling it “adrenalum“.
I was so freaked out I couldn’t even laugh-
I was too busy hyper-ventilating with tubes
shoved in my nose and paper bag stuck to my face.
I don’t like doctors or hospitals- I spent too much time
in and around them in my childhood.
They make me nervous and scared-
I think of my mother dying in them,
constantly prodded and poked
and poisoned and pilfered
by the men in white coats. Horrible.
Then they gave me another one,
in the other leg! It took me forever
to calm down, I’m still not really-
and then total exhaustion,
black sleep, soul-crash style.
Combined with all the other crap
they made me take, the after-effects
made me feel like a tattered old shoe.
You want to know the best part?
Guess what it is I’m allergic to?
Kitty cats. That’s right. Meow-meows.
I never in a million years would have guessed it-
in fact, I was positive that it was a bajillion other things.
But never kitties! Damn it! What’s the use of adoring
the furry little creatures if they can’t snuggle up
in bed with you? Apparently, they must now be barred
from the boudoir. This is just positively satanic.

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