February 19, 2014
How's The Face: An Update In One Act
The Setting: The blogosphere, present day.
The Characters: Chris, our intrepid yet often absent blogger, and The Inquisitive Public who we'll just call Tip (see what I did there?).
Tip: Well, it certainly has been a while.
Chris: Yes. And you've obviously been kicking around this series of tubes until I resurfaced to talk about my face.
Tip: Exactly. So, how's it going? I see you still have the beard.
Chris: Yeah. Someone I haven't seen for a very long time told me I looked like a distinguished gentleman.
Tip: You know she meant old, right?
Chris: Oh hell yeah, she did.
Tip: So, when last we talked you were trying to get approved for a shot or something, right?
Chris: Yeah, after months of searching for a diagnosis I might have stumbled onto something.
Tip: Don't leave us hanging.
Chris: Well, if this shot works, it'll prove that I have some weird immunodeficiency that, when triggered by who-knows-what sets off a chain reaction causing, in some people, really painful reactions in the face, near-undiagnosable symptoms and distinguished gentleman beard-growing.
Tip: That's great! Did you get the shot?
Chris: Yes, two actually. Last week.
Chris: I don't want to jinx anything but something good seems to be happening. For the first time since the summer, my face doesn't hurt.
Tip: That's great. But why are you still hanging on to the beard?
Chris: It's not gone. I'm still on steroids. Too early to call, you know? But headed in the right direction.
Tip: So, what next?
Chris: Well, hopefully I keep getting better and I keep taking the shots.
Chris: Yep, forever.
Tip: That sucks.
Chris: Not really. I've got both my legs, my family's healthy and I've never really been all that afraid of needles.
Tip: Thanks for catching me up.
Chris: Anytime. See you later.
Tip: Don't trip over that RSS feed on your way offstage, okay? And watch out for that ethernet cab...
Chris: Oh...shit..ouch. Now you tell me.
....and scene!Posted by Chris at February 19, 2014 8:44 PM | TrackBack