Monday, September 14, 2009

Does This Happen to You?

Still sequestered with H1N1. This is a miserable virus, may none of you be struck down by its evil symptoms.

One thing I've noticed about myself is that in addition to physical symptoms, when I'm sick I become an emotional weakling. Self-esteem plummets, doubts arise, and I tear up at everything.

Case in point, throughout my quarantine I've been comforting myself by watching Buffy. Ah, Buffy how you sustain in times of trial. I don't know if it's being sick, or simply sentimental but watching Buffy triumph over evil and her own personal demons has had me wiping tears away on several occasions. I was going to post a sappy moment to share, but then I found this and its awesomeness knocked my socks off (only tears of laughter here):

Angsty Edward vs. classic Buffy sass, it doesn't get better. But hilarious vid remix notwithstanding, Buffy has been bringing me to total sap tears. Now I love Buffy and have been devoted to Joss Whedon's oeuvre for many years, but even I recognize that such tearful episodes indicate that I'm not exactly myself.

Does this happen to you when illness strikes? Other weird non-physical results of a weakened immune system?


  1. I definitely also get weepy when I'm sick - I think it's because when you're sick your body's so busy fighting off the ilness that you're tired and when I'm tired my angst and weepiness come to the fore. Hope you feel better soon!

  2. I can't even guess how many times I've put on a Buffy DVD to get me through a down time. I love, love, love to watch them. And that remix video is hilarious.
    Hope it helps you through this crappy illness. Get well soon.

  3. Yep. Whenever my sinuses are playing up, my eyes get affected, and I cry over nothing, really. It's not hormones - it's the nose ;-)

  4. OH girl! I hope you feel better soon!

    Only when I was pregnant did I cry all the time.


  5. Thanks for all the empathy - it's good to know I'm not alone!

  6. Wow- I know a real live victim of a pandemic! Of course, it being a pandemic, i expect I'll know many more by the end of the winter. What's most exciting is how you're using it to generate excellent blogs...