-Got up at 5.15 a.m.
-Felt strange stomach pains, which reminded me of nothing so much as the time I had an attack of diverticulitis. Panicked for an hour.
-Headed to the airport, en route to which my stomach pains went away.
-Got on plane
-Read the LRB while waiting for the plane to finish boarding.
-Found I couldn't read clearly. Identified wonkiness in field of vision as the sign of an incipient migraine.
-Panicked for 45 minutes, waiting for the migraine to set in.
-Acquired an extremely mild headache, and went back to reading-Arrived in L.A.
Unlike many people, I love MLA. But perhaps my body, knowing the abuse it would be subjected to, was protesting?
Sorry, body. You can take it.