Saturday, February 1, 2014
Is Ecstasy the Opposite of Apoplexy?
Well, ok, having squeed and wooted and THRILLED by my book receiving a nod from my peers, I'll write my originally intended post. (Have I rendered you apoplectic yet? Hope not!)
In search of inspiration, being the Seventh Whore of the Week, I found few to no quotes, even Shakespeare only used the word four times (five if maybe we count a mention of "apoplex'd" in Hamlet)....no convenient LOLcats or Dogedogs in the throes of apoplexy...googled ovarian apoplexy, which scared me to death by the way, just contemplating the concept....dealt with the dryer repairman...locked myself out of the condo complex, which still didn't rendered me apoplex'd (just annoyed)...
I believe I was in the throes of apoplexy once, however, and will share that incident with you. Normally, I'm a pretty even tempered, optimistic, pleasant person to work with. A real team player. If I disagree with you in a meeting, it'll be calm and civilized....we may have more discussion later but I won't be in your face, rude, arrogant, slam my notebook shut and walk out of the meeting...all the while wondering WHY am I acting so unlike myself??? Yup, that happened to me one day. My team members chased after me in great concern, the person who had been presenting fairly bland charts was brand new to our fine institution and of course was now re-thinking their decision to take our job offer, I'm sure...
I went to the doctor the next day, because along with the whole "upset all out of proportion" thing, I also felt
So that was my moment of apoplexy. Not fun. I apologized to the person but they were never comfortable with me in meetings ever again...and nowadays if I start to be bothered by something more than I should be, I take it as a sign of the blood pressure going out of control. I try to find a quiet place and meditate for a few minutes, which does reliably bring the b/p back down. Whew.
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Posted by Veronica Scott
Best Selling Science Fiction & Paranormal Romance author and “SciFi Encounters” columnist for the USA Today Happily Ever After blog, Veronica Scott grew up in a house with a library as its heart. Dad loved science fiction, Mom loved ancient history and Veronica thought there needed to be more romance in everything.