Headaches are never fun. It doesn’t matter what age you’re at either, they’re always annoying. Sinus headaches are devious little guys too. They’ll sit around your brow right around your eyes just causing dull aches and minor pains until you’re in a sour mood and you’re not sure why. Migranes are far worse, I’ll concede, but at least if you know what triggers them, you can try to prevent them. Sinus headaches aren’t nearly as predictable.

One minute you’ll be reclining watching a movie, and when you get to your feet to get something to drink, suddenly the whole side of your cranium is throbbing. Only one side of course, because sinus headaches are annoying like that. You reach down to pick something off the floor? Headaches. You pet a cat that is begging for attention? Headaches. Part of your day may be painless, wondering if you were just stressed out, or if it’s due to your glasses prescription, and maybe you’re not really all that bad off. In a few hours, your head is throbbing again, and you realize your sinuses are indeed the true culprit.

I had a biology teacher a few years back, a quiet man who had a surprisingly high-pitched voice and spoke to our giant lecture hall with as much enthusiasm about plants as a sports announcer does about the latest football game. “If you’re new to Atlanta, and you’re not allergic to anything yet, just wait.” He’d smile behind the podium, “Give yourself a year and you’ll be allergic to something. Georgia’s bad about that.”

It’s the weather. We get warm, moist air all the time, and plants love it. Trees, grass, everything I’m allergic too explodes with pollen. It doesn’t matter what time of year it is either. Certain grasses have different pollen times than others, and it’s the same for trees and weeds. In other words, my sinuses don’t have a chance.

So sorry if I haven’t been the biggest poster this last week or so, I’ve been trying to decide if I needed to go to the doctor or not, and finally realized I needed to. Now I’m on a slew of meds, and hopefully will be getting back into my writing again soon. I got the parts for my new desktop PC, and had a friend help me swap out parts yesterday. Sure I have plenty of programs to install still, but it’s incredibly faster than my old PC (and just as heavy). Something to look forward to while I nurse my headache for the rest of the day.

Dixie Alley hammered by more than 150 tornadoes

Only now starting to see how bad the tornadoes were here in the Southeast last night. Around this time of year, it’s incredible how many tornadoes come sweeping through. Although Atlanta is *usually* lucky enough not to be in direct line, the tornado that came through here a few years back was bad enough to rip windows off of several skyscrapers, and cause others to come tumbling down.

Interestingly enough, the Weather Channel predicted that the South would have a difficult time this season with tornadoes. “Dixie Alley” as the danger section is called, is far more active this season that the more renowned “Tornado Alley” in the plains. And new research actually points to whether or not the plains actually get less destructive tornadoes than the south does.

Definitely not a competition I’d want to win.

My thoughts are with all those towns were folks were barely lucky enough to make it out alive, and with the growing number who didn’t.

Tornadoes: 178 Killed Across South, Including 128 in Alabama – ABC News.