Thursday, December 01, 2005

Live from Nita JHS

or Things You Wish You'd Never Read

I just finished removing two very large clots of wax from my ears (and I highly recommend having long hair if you want to attempt this activity in public). Seriously, these things must weigh a gram or two each, and they're dark, dark brown, almost black. Yes, that's nasty, and you're lucky my phone makes a loud noise whenever I take a photo (a sound that I can change but can't turn off), else you'd have more than a written description.

I've been told by a couple of doctors in recent years that I had a lot of wax in my ears, but neither offered to irrigate them for me (once because I was in the beginning stages of a dizzy spell, and the other time I don't know why not). My fingernails are the longest they've been in months, and in a fit of boredom here in the staff room, well, my fingers got itchy, found something soft, and started digging.

And I really can hear better. Like when I move my head, I can hear my hair moving across my corduroy jacket. At the moment, I can hear my good friend Peter Gabriel very well. I think my left ear might still be a little plugged, unless the teachers to my right are just shuffling their papers really loudly.

Sorry. I'll post something more sane soon.

10 comments:

Rammsess said...

I am so glad that you can hear better, I think that you should clean your ears more often, but becarful, ears are very sensitive. Good luck!!

Anonymous said...

I was just wondering when you'd update your blog but Honey - this is waaay more information than anyone needs to know! Love, Mom

K said...

OMFG that was by far your grossest post (so far)!

Emily Watkins said...

I don't know if that's saying much, K, but I invite you to read this other post of mine from January 2004.

K said...

OK. I will admit that the older post has its highlights but this post is on a different level because YOU did the dsigusting deed. Can't blame that one on Dave now can ya?

On a different note, it's strange to read posts you wrote before Japan. It's like I didn't consider you had a life before your life in Japan started. Isn't that weird? Reading your old posts feels like intruding on someone else's life, a different Emily.

Judging by your past roommates I think you have it much better in Japan.

Janelle said...

Eww... lol

Andy(Dad) said...

Don't ask an American doctor to irrigate your ear(singular), they charge about $90.00.

Emily Watkins said...

Really? Dag. I just remember John saying he'd go to the health clinic on campus and get it done every once in a while. One of the perks of being a student, I guess.

Ashwan said...

Um... Can't you just get cotton buds (Qtips?) and use those?

Emily Watkins said...

That would require foresight.