Monday, May 03, 2010

I'm not really one for Sunday drives

We went and stay at my mother-in-law's place in the country over the weekend, and something that I had suspected for quite some time was confirmed to me: I simply cannot handle being in a car anymore.

Short drives appear to be fine, but I rarely do those as we don't own a car, and generally hop on the bikes if we need to go somewhere. But put me in a moving vehicle for more than 15 minutes and it quickly becomes chunder city. I sit in front passenger seat, furiously sucking on a Chupa Chup, willing myself not to be sick, and then when we finally get to our destination it takes a good half hour of hoarsly breathing in the fresh air before I feel quite myself again.

So Jorth + extraordinary mild g force = sickie. I guess that puts my dreams of being an astronaut to rest, then! On the bright side, whilst all the powers of my mind are concentrating on not revealing the contents of my stomach then I'm not thinking about my vintage dress disaster (yep, still bummed!)


  1. Jenny9:40 pm

    bummer, dude
    I'm pretty sensitive to it as well. have you tried travel bands? wear them around your wrists, they work on pressure points. and they work!
    I wore them on bus journey around western Turkey.

  2. What have you got to lose? If you're going to feel ghastly and vomitous anyway, then why not give the knitty sticks a whirl? If you're quick enough you could whip up a sick bag or some such? (in which case I wouldn't go for a lace pattern).

    PS. Hmn. Or don't you like visiting your mother in law?
    PPS. Crawling back into box now.

  3. Yep, same for me. Wonder if it's because my family never had a car, and we still don't? Can you get out of practice car riding?

  4. That is not good at all. At least my car sickness is self inflicted-crocheting madly without looking up. So I am productive before it all goes belly (contents) up.

  5. i'm with tas all the way. i can't sit idle, so i must read or crochet and that does not bode in a moving car!
    so sorry you don't travel well...

  6. I'm never sick if I'm the one driving. It does suck though...


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