Monday, October 3, 2011

Dear Diary 10/3/95: Scientific Evidence regarding Lovesickness

10/3/95: I think I finally know what everyone means by "Lovesick." I have a terrible feeling in the pit of my stomach kind of like a roller coaster ride whenever I think of Chris. But when I think of [insert name of gross kid here], I keep feeling sick, but this time as if the thought of him will make me puke! So I know that since when I think of people I despise the roller coaster goes away, what I feel for Chris must be love.

P.S. I made seventy-five cents off of Ian today. O.J. was found innocent. Ian thought he was guilty.

P.P.S. I need Chris!

There you have it, folks. Lovesickness: it's a real thing, as proven by me, sixteen years ago. I'll collect my Nobel Prize now, thank you.

Oh, and that damn Ian never paid me my 75 cents.  I could really use that laundry money. 


  1. I aimed to find out if there is any truth, mentally or physically, to the notion of becoming love sick due to a loved one being away, or a nasty breakup. Plato claims that love is a mental disease, and many researchers actually agree. When people fall in love, they use only a small portion of their brains, which is far less brain usage than even driving a car. Through MRIs, researchers at the University College London found that only a tiny fraction of the brain is used to decipher love. People often blame love for making ridiculous choices, such as moving across the country for someone they've just met, or marrying someone that everyone else thinks is a total jerk. With a lack of cognitive thinking, love truly can be a mental illness, adding truth to the term love sick.

    1. Thank you for your insight! That's pretty fascinating. I'd really love to read more about that.

  2. Very well said @filipino woman.
    Well, love can really make you sick, like for instance right now you were suffering from worst breakup and most affected of it will be boys; they get drunk every now and then and the worst thing is that they don't eat. That's how I demonstrate love sick. Am I making sense?