Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Spite For Sore Eyes

I have this condition. It doesn't have a name yet. They'll probably name it after me. Basically, it's a condition that causes the bags under my eyes to darken and inflate given certain conditions. Usually it's because of tiredness. I get a lot of "Dude, are you okay?" and "You look like a zombie." And those kinds of comments don't hurt my feelings because I've seen the evidence.

But occasionally, I'll hit the perfect storm of eye-puffiness. Like this morning. You just have to add the lack of sleep from last night, the lack of coffee/caffeine this morning, the fact that I'm feeling slightly under the weather, and that ridiculously stupid Daylight Savings Time. So now I look like I got punched in the face... twice.

And I'm not exaggerating about that. I honestly look like I was hit by someone. Strangers are giving me looks of pity and co-workers are asking me what happened. And if I weren't so out of it, I'd come up with something witty to say back. Probably something involving Mike Tyson or some hurried, nervous mumble about how "I fell. That's all. I just fell."


Lindalou said...

I have to agree with the stupid day light saving time. That one hour really messes with me.

Thanks goodness I'm a girl cause I get to use under eye concealor. It works wonders.

Kelly said...

Cucumbers dude! But we'll need pics LOL

Jennifer said...

It's probably related to allergies. My brother used to look like that every spring. Seriously, he looked like someone had punched him in both eyes. And I've read about it being due to allergies as well.

By the way, I love your blog, and the "older brother" premise. I followed you from cake wrecks many moons ago.