teahouseblossom
Thursday, February 03, 2005

      ( 9:01 AM ) teahouse
 
Pinkeye

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.
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