Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Bird Flu Anyone?

Today's Soundtrack: Copeland - Beneath Medicine Tree
Today's Mood: Sick & Tired, but surprisingly happy with where I am in life

I spent the weekend before Christmas through the 29th or 30th of December sick as a dog and unable to talk (I could squeak a little, but you had to listen hard to understand me). Some would have found my inability to talk a gift (to them, of course). I, however, found it to be frustrating, annoying and painful. Particularly since I still needed to make contact with customers to wrap up some end of year business. My throat felt like it was gonna fall off. Right after my body.

Anyway, come New Year's Eve, I was still feeling a little sick, but not enough to blow off a friend's party for a second year in a row. Besides, I figured, I had taken the three days after New Year's Day as vacation days, so I figured I'd have time to rest.

I lost my voice again on New Year's Eve after spending most of the evening sitting out on my friend's back deck huddled over his fire pit. So....cold air and smoke. Not my smartest decision to date, but it was a good time.

Fast forward to today, and I am once again....sick as a dog. Absolutely miserable. Whatever this is does not seem to want to go away. As an adult it's easy to forget how awful a sore throat feels. Until you feel it again. Then it all comes right back.

And so, once again, I'm trying to get a doctor's appointment so I can get some meds to finally recover from this yuckiness. For good, I hope. Unfortunately, it seems that doctors tend to be closed to new patients at the beginning of the year. Which I should have remembered from last year (I tend to get sick every year around Christmas. Good times. And no, I haven't bothered to find a Primary Care Physician, for which I am today kicking myself).

I'm beginning to wonder if maybe it's the Bird Flu. Or the Plague. Or Ebola. Or something equally heinous. Who knows? But I feel awful. Guess I'll find out, if I can ever manage to get a flipping doctor's appointment.

Update: I found a great doctor, close by, with walk-in hours from 7:30 - 8:30AM on Weekdays (early, but it's the best I could do). Thinking this will be my primary care physician, too. Also, it's not the Bird Flu! It's just a bad sinus infection! I'm gonna live!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

The Best Ever....Movie Lines

I love Bridget Jones' Diary. In large part because I am hopelessly in love with Colin Firth and refuse to see him as anything less than the delectable Lord Darcy.

Anywho, so I just turned to the Biography channel (one of my favorites) and oddly enough, it's showing Bridget Jones' Diary. And to my delight I "arrived" in time to see what are probably the best lines ever to be uttered on film.

Mark Darcy: I don't think you're an idiot at all. I mean, there are elements of the ridiculous about you. Your mother's pretty interesting. And you really are an appallingly bad public speaker. And, um, you tend to let whatever's in your head come out of your mouth without much consideration of the consequences... But the thing is, um, what I'm trying to say, very inarticulately, is that, um, in fact, perhaps despite appearances, I like you, very much.

Bridget: Ah, apart from the smoking and the drinking, the vulgar mother and... ah, the verbal diarrhea.

Mark Darcy: No, I like you very much. Just as you are.

What woman wouldn't LOVE to hear those words come from the mouth of a man she adores. Particularly one as smoking hot as Lord Darcy, errrr...Mark Darcy I mean. It's what every woman secretly wishes for. A man who will love her. Just as she is.

Unfortunately, I am inclined to believe that it only happens in the movies. That's okay. It's better than nothing.

Dinner for Two

Last night I accomplished an admirable feat. I cooked an entire meal without dirtying one pot or pan! I didn't even dirty a plate!

"How?", you ask. Well I'll tell you. Broil Salmon on foil in the oven, microwave bake the pre-wrapped potatoes, and steam asparagus in those new microwave steaming bags.

It was lovely! And delicious! And minimal clean-up!

Ahhh, a truly perfect evening.