Thursday, September 14, 2006

Thursday 13 #10

Well its not stellar writing but all things considered Im glad I got it down! I already linked up my usual suspects whose TTs are up.

Thirteen Random Musings From My Fever-Addled Mind this week

1. I really like C-Span. I don’t know if this is because of my illness or I just happened to find it during my illness. I don’t care. I like hearing the debates. When I am too tired to listen, I find their voices soothing. I like the classical music during the breaks. I like noting that some of our representatives are kind of hot. I like C-Span.

2. Im not that great of a problem solver. It took seven days for it to occur to me that towels might be helpful in reducing the copious amounts of sweat puddling in my bed. It took tripping over the empty pack and play between my bed and my bathroom several times a day every day since labor day to realize I should probably ask my husband to take it back down.

3. I think my taste buds are scrambled. Everything tastes over-peppered. Like ice cream. And special-k cereal.

4. Under the guise of being nurturing, Gill is extremely passive aggressive and somewhat sadistic when im sick. He was boiling my Theraflu in the microwave to the point that the glass could not cool to be touched and insisting I drink it within fifteen minutes. I read the directions to find, you only need to add hot water. Think he was being thorough? This is the same man who was sticking ice cubes through the necks of 64 oz bottles of gator-ade and leaving them by my bed. Oh there’s more. This could be a list of its own, but he is still taking care of me and reads my blog so I must wait til I heal.

5. nancy grace is the ann coulter of legal media.

6. Lunesta makes me very boring. It also apparently empowers me to just shut down conversations I find upsetting by just saying. Ok Im tired. I cant talk anymore. (I kind of like that part)

7. I know have been sick too long when I am developing a sense of pride in my ability to predict my fever cycles.

8. Im a little alarmed to realize that our family spends a lot less money when I am sick.

9. Being ill has done nothing to weaken my pathological need to control what is happening in the world of my job.

10. Im thinking about developing a study to explore the inverse correlation between intelligence levels and the acted upon desire to call into national talk shows to loudly and proudly declare one’s opinion.

11. When you are sick and at work, stay out of controversial conversations if possible. You may realize too late that it is a REALLY BAD IDEA to refer to a non-present supervisor as stupid when you are next to his office. (sorry Madame Fabu)

12. I could win a lot of money if I could somehow cash in on the predictability of Gill Smoke and Norm becoming embroiled in a screaming match within 15 minutes of me getting into my bed to go to sleep.

13. I have this bad feeling that if I god forbid did develop encephalitis and die, Gill would be crushed and devastated yes, but he would also find my mental decline really hilarious. (ok this feeling is based on the fact that he told me so).

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Did You Ever Get The Feeling?
The Knut Hut
Using My Powers For Good
Lil Duck Duck
Ash In Wonderland
Its a Raggedy Life
So Be It
The Kat House
Highland Warriors

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Raggedy said...

Good list.
I hope you are feeling better now.
Thanks for posting
My TT is up

factor 10 said...

Oh, poor CRSE, I am so there with #12... I hope you're on the road to recovery!

...and yes, Norm and the Turnip need need Magic Windows under the tree this year...then you "borrow" them.

luckybuzz said...

Get better, dammit!

Kelli said...

Hope you are feeling better! I'm not a great problem solver either....I tell my students that everyone has a subject in which to excel, and math was not mine! :)
Happy TT!

Tish said...

So sorry to hear you've been sick. I feel your pain. I've been sick all week. Finally thinking of going back to work tomorrow. Ugh!

Great list. My first TT is up!

Thirteen Things I'd Like To Do Before I Die

Incog & Nito said...

Great list - hope your feeling better.

Jenny Ryan said...

I'm so sorry that you're feeling so badly, but I must say that being sick has made you really funny!

Thanks for visiting my TT. Hope you feel better soon.

Canada said...

Number 8 - this is true for me, too!!

Feel better - and watch out for scalding cups of Theraflu!

Pippajo said...

Once again, you've brightened my gray boring day with laughter. What a trouper you are, to give all of us the gift of mirth and merriment though you be ill. Sorry, I almost geeked out for a minute there.

Hope you're feeling at least a little better.

Jesse said...

I would save a ton of money if everything tasted like pepper all the time. At least 70% of my food budget goes towards my vicious black pepper addiction.

OK, so I use a lot of black pepper but not as much as my previous statement would lead you to believe. I sort of bent the truth, then stomped on it, a lot... Sorry.

Brony said...

I hate when my taste buds are off.
My TT is up.