Today my eye exploded. It turned red and got huge and puffy. For like forty-five minutes until I forgot about it. I was feeling self-conscious about it, so instead of going to the gym, I went home after tutoring so I could poke it and see if it was something serious or gross. It was probably a bug bite of some kind, and when I peeled my eye down, it was bright red on the inside. I don’t know. But because I’d forgotten about the possible eye-biting bug by the end of the day, the symptoms decided to go away. Instead, they crept down into my throat and now I have a serious sore throat. My students and I were talking today after school about how everytime there’s a vacation, we end up getting sick in some way. I think it’s because of the air conditioning in the hotel room in Santos. But it could also be because I’m talking all the time since it’s the beginning of the school year.
Also, I think I’m lonely for companionship. I’m dying to get a cat here but it wouldn’t be fair. It would keep me happy inside while I sit here being sick, but I like to travel and it wouldn’t be nice to keep leaving it here alone. So instead of having a cat of my own, I am happy to rate kittens all day long, and add my own cat to the battles (she has lost 100% of her battles, which have been 1 so far. But she’s registered and that’s about all I can say about that.)
Oh, wait. One more thing: Free time + loneliness = bad news.
I need visitors. Please come to Brazil. I promise I will take good care of you and feed you well, and I will let you make long distance phone calls. And I promise not to rate you like I do those kittens.