This is a cake that looks like a UFO.

There, that’s about all I can offer at the moment.

I have some form of debilitating flu strain that has rendered me deaf.

The weekend was spent in my bed, my husband medicated me, which led to bouts of out-of-body experiences.

Deafness is noisy; I have heard a constant wheelie-bin race on the tar road outside my window.

At one stage, I heard the theme music from On Golden Pond replay (transmitted, I was certain, via the fillings in my teeth.) over and over for four hours.

My bed floated up to the ceiling and then spun around like a washing machine’s inner and it was all I could do to cling on.

All that from legal drugs.

It was simply awful and I can’t think why recreational drug users would choose to enter a state like that.

Colin Firth stopped by on Saturday afternoon for a bit of a cuddle that left me drenched in feverish perspiration, that was quite nice …

(I am seeing the doctor later this morning for proper medication which will, hopefully, kick in immediately and restore both my hearing and my sanity.)


74 thoughts on “SIDE VIEW’s WEEKEND THEME : UFO

  1. Eish Cindy – probably a synus/ inner ear congestion angel!! I hope it goes away soon … I was left cross eyed for 3 months once by a migraine headache!! Silence – not good especially noisy silence!! Hugs xxxx jan

  2. You poor thing! Have you been working too hard (the wages of Cin?)?

    You sound a bit like a UFO yourself – up in the ether, puzzling the rest of us.

    Feel better soon. xx


    Otherwiase, here’s hoping you recover speedily and return to a stable bed and sounds of the suburb return to the expected.

  4. That cake puts a bit of a positive spin on things. It is useful for getting rid of the horrid tastes that yucky medicine can leave in your mouth 😉 Do hope you feel better soon!

  5. Klink amper soos ‘white noise’..spooky.
    Modderman was net so siek en is eers vandag weer na die kantoor in die stad toe. Jy moet jouself mooi oppas, baie rus( ja ek klink nou soos ‘n ou tannie ek weet) maar jou ligaam het dit nou nodig om beter te word.
    * hands over some freshly made chicken soup whilst dressed in full contamination suit*

  6. Thank you so much for your nice comment in my blog and your german words!!.I love to read in your blog too because it´s really interesting.I found your blog via a blog post from you about Philippa W.(teacher)to her 50.birthday.More I could write you via eMail.
    Your cake looks good!Have a nice day!

  7. I’ve heard stories of people taking mild OTC meds and having insane flashback trips to their hard drug taking years. Something in your debauched youth that may be triggering your hallucinations Cin?

  8. I’m sorry to hear that you are sick! How awful your symptoms sound, and how awful the psychedelic experience from the medications! May you feel better after getting something to help you recover. Blessings to you, Cindy…

  9. Oh no you poor thing. Hate to hear you aren’t feeling well, especially with all of that extra nonsense going on. Benadryl always makes me feel like that. I refuse to take it ever again. Gives me horrid awake hallucinations! Feel bette soon.

  10. You mean your Drs. have office hours on the 4th of July? 🙄 I’d get sick just to cuddle with Colin. . . Since I have intermittant tinnitus, I can sympathize. Except I hear the 17-year cicadas sending out their mating calls. Such a racket you wouldn’t believe! I used to open my window and shout, “GET A ROOM!” Here is a link to what you are treated to here every 17 years (alternate broods appear at different times across the eastern U.S.). Our next treat comes in about 2021 – goody! The adult cicadas are edible, by the way, and they come out of the ground and emerge from their husks (you cannot walk or go anywhere without crunching the crisp husks beneath your feet) as flying insects about 1-1/2″ long. They number in – no joke – the TRILLIONS and the sound, especially in the evening hours is almost deafening: Here’s a link to a recording of some of the noise of the 17-year red-eyed cicada. Turn up the volume to its highest on the video and on your computer, and that will be about 1/2 as loud as they are in reality! I s— you not!

    I am totally with you as to the durgs. I have to take several, and although I have become somewhat accustomed to them, I still hate that “high” that others seem to want enough to pay ridiculous prices for and/or rob and kill for! I have having the feeling of being out of control.

    Glad to read you are better. May it continue, and stay that way. No more flu for you! (I had to end with a rhyme!)


  11. Well, the cake certainly looks like a UFO, and it sounds like you were one at one point. I trust you are feeling a bit better now, and that it has all gone away. Except Colin Firth, I’d hang onto him if I were you.

  12. oh boo…you must rest (granted a cuddle hot enough to help you break your fever is always good!). I hope the bed stops spinning soon for that is the worst (though I’m thinking of those early morns after too much gin, ha!) Wishing you a speedy recovery!

  13. What a flu bug that turned out to be, Cin! The cure sounds even worse than the bug – except for Colin Firth of course. Scary stuff.

    I have tinnitus – an ever-present ringing that sometimes turns into insipid music- a notch down from the worst elevator music. Thankfully, I can turn on some music and block it out. I’ve many times offered special offerings to the person who invented “timers” on radios so I can go to sleep at night.

    The specialist said, “You’ve lost the upper decibels. The reason for the ringing? The brain hates a vacuum.” Thanks, brain!

    While I’m quite used to the condition, it has not affected my love of music. I am sorry, however, that I cannot hear all of the fabulous bird songs.

    May you be well soon!

  14. Oh, dear me…it sounds so dreadful…the side effects of medicine can be worse than the cure…
    been there with the music in the ear..
    .the doctor told me to keep taking the meds a couple more weeks, which i refused to do…
    the noise was so loud I thought everyone could hear it…
    and then started humming to it…
    I didn’t get the other problems…tho Colin Firth would not be a a problem…
    I’m assuming your doc believed the severity of the side effects and changed your meds…
    I certainly hope so.
    Here’s hoping you are free of the side effects quickly…
    and I do like your UFO cake … stroke of an ill genius.
    ☮ ♥. Siggi on the coast of Downeast Maine, USA.

  15. Holy Smokes, Colin Firth dropped by…. WICKED. He looks like such a good pash. 🙂
    Sorry to hear your soooooo off colour, however the post was very amusing. Sending you some healing energy. Get well lovely.

  16. Goodness, poor you. Hope you are feeling better now… I hope your nose/eyes weren’t too red for Colin’s visit… although I’m sure he was too much of a gentlement to comment. Take care.

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