My boyfriend, my hero

Last night, at 20 past 8, Jan called me. His friend, whose birthday it was, had just asked him if he wanted to come into town and meet her and her boyfriend for a drink. He was calling to ask me if I wanted to join them. I was starting to get a headache so I told him I would give it a miss, take some Ibuprofen and try to get an early night.After hanging up I duly took my Ibuprofen along with half a bottle of water.
Over the next hour and a bit I drank so much water I felt as if I should be drowning from the inside. By 10 o’clock I was feeling pretty much fine, I was just a little tired and my sunburn was stinging a bit. Oh, and the headache seemed to be trying to come back. Great I thought. No major signs of sunstroke yet. I should be ok now. I decided to go to bed.

I shut down the computer, went to the loo, took another Ibruprofen, got into my pyjamas. Then I went over to the sink to brush my teeth…
The second the toothpaste hit my mouth I felt like I was about to throw up. Somehow I didn’t. I managed to finish brushing my teeth then rinsed my mouth out with lots of water. It seemed to help – once the toothpaste taste was out of my mouth I stopped feeling sick. Then I got into bed. 5 minutes later I started to feel dizzy. How is it possible to feel dizzy when you’re lying down?? Not long after that I realised I felt sick again. I went to the toilet and threw up the tiny little bit of pizza that wa still left in my stomach. Great fun. I dragged myself back to bed and tried to sleep. I couldn’t sleep. I felt terrible. I switched on the light and picked up the phone to call my boyfriend.

“Either you do not have enough credit to make this call or the person you are trying to reach is unavailable”. I stared at my phone in disbelief. I couldn’t possibly have used up all 15 euros of my credit already could I? Maybe Jan was in a pub somewhere and had no network?
I resigned myself to a miserable night without my boyfriend… for all of 2 minutes. Then I decided to find out how much credit was on my phone. 28 cents!! Apparantly I could have used up 15 euros of credit already. But 28 cents was enough to send a text message! I sent a message to Jan – “please call me”. He called before I’d even received the delivery report. “Do you feel worse?” was the first thing he said. I told him I had been sick and asked where he was. “At my place” he replied. “Oh,” I said. “If you’d still been in town I was going to ask you to come over, but it doesn’t matter.” Being the wonderful boyfriend he is, he said he still could come over if I wanted. I would just have to wait a while because he was eating. “Yes please” I said, pathetically. “I just don’t want to be alone.” “Go to bed” he told me. “I’ll be there as soon as I can”.
An hour later my lovely, lovely boyfriend turned up. He refilled my water bottle and put water in an extra one just in case. He fetched me a bucket of water from the kitchen in case I needed to be sick again. Then he got into bed and just held me. I still felt sick, my head was still killing, but it was all so much more bearable with someone there to look after me.

I have the best boyfriend in the world!

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Gernsbach and the final

I almost didn’t go to see the football last night. Yesterday was just too hot for me! Despite taking a bottle of water to Gernsbach with us and trying hard to stay in the shade, by the time we left I had a killer headache. Gernsbach is a nice little town though. I found the place where I have the interview, and where I might later be working if all goes well, and it’s in a lovely part of town. There’s a little public garden opposite it with benches to sit on and it’s just across the river from the old part of town. I also found the tram stop where I’ll have to get off on Thursday. One less thing to worry about. Now it’s just the interview itself that’s going to torture me for the next few days.

The football was incredibly boring last night. For Germans it was probably an exciting match, but as a neutral outsider I was bored senseless. Spain won 1-0 and as far as I’m concerned they deserved to. Towards the end Germany did seem to wake up a bit and at least try to equalise but for the entire first half and most of the second Spain might as well have been alone on the pitch. I found myself wondering why I’d bothered to go and watch the match – I could just as easily have stayed home and nursed my headache in bed! Never mind, at least the football is over now and everyone can finally find something new to obsess about.
Oh, and it seems I was wrong about Joachim Loew not being fashionable… at least according to some weird report I saw by accident yesterday. It seems that his combination of a white shirt and black trousers make him a “trendsetter” and all the women find it incredibly sexy. Umm, ok then. Can’t say I find Loew particularly sexy and last time I checked a white shirt and black trousers was the attire of businessmen all over the world, but who am I to argue with the TV. It’s not like I’m exactly a follower of fashion.

My headache seems to have mostly gone this morning – just the odd twinge here and there – and instead I feel slightly sick. I managed to eat a cracker for breakfast and have made a sandwich to take to work with me just in case I feel up to eating later but right now I’m just not hungry at all. And I’m a little worried about the weather too – it’s 19.4°C now and it’s only 8:25am! Not good for someone that gets sunstroke as easily as I do! And today is probably going to be the best day of the week, with highs of 27°C (says the weather man). Tomorrow it’s set to go up to 32°C and at some point later in the week they’re saying it could reach 35°C!