Thursday, February 03, 2005
( 9:01 AM ) teahouse
One of my friends, a 30-something-year-old lawyer, woke up on Monday with her eyes sealed shut. She has conjuctivitis (also known as "pinkeye").
I had that once when I was a kid. But adults don't get it as often.
She's beside herself. She won't leave the house because she said she looks like a freak. She's made her husband sleep on the couch for the past 3 nights so he won't get it.
"It's sooo gross," she said to me over the phone. "My eyes are all oozy and encrusted."
Encrusted. Now there's a word that brings up icky pictures in my head. I generally don't like that word.
Well, unless it's used to describe a piece of jewelry that's encrusted with diamonds.