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!!!