January 20, 2009

sick day, a running commentary....updated

6:30am- woke up with a sore throat, called in sick. coffee drinking commences....

7:00am- only 30 minutes since i got up, and i have threatened to punch the dogs in their filthy furry faces if they whine to go outside again. griffin just walked over to lick my hand and then sneeze on me, twice. it's like he doesn't take my threats seriously.

7:30am- made an egg & toast for breakfast, set a paper towel on fire. cleo seemed excited to see the flames.

a side note- there's some kind of inauguration thing going on today. i'm concerned that this will have an effect on my favorite daytime tv.

random words i keep hearing from the telly: inauguration, dolly madison, historic, glamorous, balls, bush, cash bar, youth ball, interesting balls, neighborhood balls, native washingtonians, economy, stress, brainy cabinet, sponge, poetry, expectations, race, blackberry, vamping, lemon meringue jacket, rotunda, replica abe lincoln china, hats are back.
8:15am- still in PJs, on my 2nd cup of coffee. i'm goofing around on pajiba, making comments on a thread about "your parents car" and the music we grew up with. i love talking about music!!! also trying to figure out where to put the sea monkey aquarium. they're on mars! but first must lay down for a while. my throat feels like a knife is going into the right side.

9:30am- shopping for boots online. i want the tall, black leather boots to wear with skirts. but i'm clumsy and need a nice, low heel. do they make sexy black boots in orthopedic models?

side note- switched from coffee to ramen noodle soup and and orange. it's the cure!

the orange didn't seem to help......

holy shit: barak does not drink coffee or alcohol. he prefers spiderman to batman. he does not drink coffee. (did you hear me????)

9:35am- cleo grumbles and asks to go out for the 40th time since i got up. she says i'm exaggerating, but really, not so much.

side note- inhaling incense does not help a sore throat. dog farts are also not helpful. time to go play with the new wooden spice box thing i got at world market.

11:00am- huh? what happened? it's 11am and i am still in pjs??? i need to drop off an RX, get my mullet trimmed if i can...but the couch looks so comfy...

12:00pm- showered and back on the computer. pajiba is addictive. going to go to the grocery soon. too bad i left my now boots at work.

more inauguration: i should have just gone to work. sigh......i know i "should" care, and obama seems potentially amazing, but i got burned on politics at a young age, and just don't know if anyone elected to the oval office can help but suck. also, why is aretha franklin a big deal? yawn..... time to walk the dogs!

note to self: dogs suck. you'd think they'd be appreciative of someone with a sore throat taking them for a walk in 3 feet of snow. again, not so much. instead, they took my weakened state as a chance to go diving for deer shit. cleo ran off into the woods and hit paydirt (and by paydirt i mean deer crap.) she wouldn't come when i called, and when i finally caught up with her (griffin in tow) she took off running in the other direction. and i swear, she was laughing at me. when i turned to head back to the house, griffin dove head first into a pile of snow and scored himself some deer poop before i could drag him away.

(this is where the prime deer crap is located, just east of the old chicken coop, near the mexican graves, fyi..)

2:30pm- home from the grocery store. i got a big mac for lunch and listened to the obama coverage on NPR. something finally got to my icy little heart and i got all happy about him winning and cried. then i ate 2 bites of the big mac, remembered why i never get them, threw it out, and did the grocery shopping. had 1/2 a roll of peppermint mentos (the freshmaker!) for lunch instead. making some tea and taking a giant dose of midol now. sore throat and cramps? yeah!!!!

crying update: yesterday i cried at the doctor's office over "witchita lineman", a sure sign of PMS as a friend in california pointed out. so far today it's obama (seeing his wife and kids & thinking about them living in the white house) and then a tim russert tribute.

newsflash: " The Online Communications Advisory Panel" has asked me for my feedback on the internets!!! do you think they heard about this blog?

about blogs: i know most people don't care about this blog, or blogs in general. they say blogs are self indulgent, masturbatory, no one cares. i just like blogging as a way to be creative, to make myself or my friends laugh, and a way to keep a sort of online scrapbook of my life. i go back to find recipes, to see what i was doing a year ago, to find photos of events...

3pm- real newsflash: something happened at the inauguration, someone screamed, ted kennedy might have fallen ill. i'm a nervous wreck watching this coverage, waiting for something bad to happen. time to turn off the tv and look out the window.

we have a ton of icicles, real big ones. and i love seeing deer tracks in the snow. there's pair of deer that come out most evenings and walk around the yard. (i'm never going to get over having deer in my yard, fyi...)

3:30pm- time for dinner: lasagna pie!

4pm- ok, i'm ready to go back to work tomorrow. i've run out of things to do on the internet and found myself looking at paparazzi pics of julia roberts. kill me now. i've had the tv on NBC all damn day.

an actual quote i just heard on tv:
"it's cool to be smart, the rappers think it's cool." unless the leftover lasagna and double dose of midol has made me hallucinate, i think i heard lester holt just say that. and tom brokaw chimed in with, "obama is just a cool dude. they like the way he moves, the way he handles himself..." now al roker is screaming at the crowd. dear lord....we're doomed. i should have turned the tv off at 3pm and looked out the damn window.

griffin watches al roker lose his mind, while cleo ignores the president and first lady...

5pm: congratulations sea-monkeys!!!! they done been hatched!

i'm gonna call it a day on the all day blog. peace out, suckers!!!


rachel said...

So, you were at the Dr. yesterday and today you are sick? hmmmmmmmm.....

glittermom said...

Oh boy...sounds a little fishy to me...

Chris said...

This is your bestest blog post evar. you need to do a running commentary of your day everyday.

glittergirl said...

rachel & mom- what are you implying?

i think i picked up something at the doctor's office. or at work. i got an email from a coworker saying tons of people called in sick today.

maybe we have barack-fever?

chris- are you serious or mocking me? i was just thinking how much fun i've had doing this post, how i haven't done one like this in ages, and how everyone i probably bored with it all.

so if you meant the compliment, thanks! i'll update more later today. exciting grocery store antics and what made me cry.

if you're mocking me (and it all ends in a bucket of pig's blood like "carrie"), then what-ev-a.


jnet said...

aretha franklin is not a big deal, she is big though...and she has on a big hat. i think you got confused.

Chris said...

I was being serious and it was a compliment.

glittermom said...

wow...you people need to get a life...and yes Aretha Franklin is big!

Mojito Libre said...

So that's why you weren't at your desk when I stopped by to tell you that Golden Monkey is the Debil!

jnet said...

i heard some old newscaster (sam donaldson i believe) say that "the kids" don't like to get news the old fashioned way, they don't watch it. they might watch john steward because "he's on the line" i hope i misunderstood that. also, sam donaldson's hair is scary.

glittermom said...

Is Cleo a republican? I believe Sam Donaldsons hair is not actually his...

glittermom said...

F.Y.I. Aretha likes her burger king better then Mcdonalds...per TMZ...SO maybe you should have gone with the new Wopper...

Mojito Libre said...

The commercials for the "Angry Whopper" just make me afraid. Who is the marketing firm for BK? Seriously!

And, the sad thing is, even when you're sick and take the day off...you had a more interesting day than I'll probably ever have!

Chris said...

if I tried to do a running post of a sick day, it'd be like this.

10:00 am - got up
10:01 am - started surfing the web
12:00 pm - ate lunch
12:30 pm - played video games
2:30 pm - watched dvds
4:00 pm - surfed the web
5:00 pm - ate dinner
5:30 pm - played video games
8:00 pm - watched tv
10:00 pm - went to bed

Mojito Libre said...

Mine would be:
11:00 Got Up
11:01 Peed
11:03 Shook it off
11:04 Went back to bed
3:30 Ate a cracker
3:32 Moved to couch
5:57 Woke Up turned on Simpsons
7:47 Peed
8:30 Gargled chicken soup
9:44 Peed
9:45 Went to bed.

Chris said...

dude, you pee alot. and don't shake it more than twice

Mojito Libre said...

I know. If I had done that, I would've had to ammend my day to: 11:03 - Masturbated.

Chris said...

you know, I wonder how many people check the checkbox to have follow-up comments emailed to them? and what they think of all of these follow-up comments?

rachel said...

This was a great blog and I enjoyed it thoroughly! I am serious.
Please don't stop blogging. I have to ask Wayne if Eiko finds deer poop on his twice daily walks to the frozen pond. I would have cried at the Tim Russert thing too... oh.. about 50% of our staff called off sick yesterday. They were't sick.. they wanted to watch the Obama festivities. DUH!