Tuesday, January 19, 2010
"Mono? Feel better."
"Mono? How'd that happen?"
"Mono? I always knew you were a whore."
You get the picture.
I sincerely wish I'd had some of the fun involved with contracting this evil virus. It would make having my ass embedded in the couch so much more enjoyable, with at least a few good memories to pass the time.
Mono IS contracted via saliva. It can be spread if a person sneezes on their hand and then shakes hands with someone or touches a door knob/handle.
Which is how I got it. I'm assuming.
Perhaps this isn't the best time to confess my penchant for sucking on door knobs?
I am listening to: A very quiet house
I am reading: A user experience assessment for Zumies
And I am: Crabby and tired
Friday, January 15, 2010
"You have mono."
"That's GREAT. I'm not crazy."
Pos: "You may have mono, but that's not a mutually exclusive condition from 'crazy'."
I am listening to: Gromit breathing
I am reading: Googled 'mono'
And I am: Relieved
"Not again. Still, apparently."
Anyhow, here are some good things from the past week:
"You've lost 5 lbs. since we saw you between Christmas and New Year." - my doctor, today
Watched Slumdog Millionaire - good story, a little contrived, but good.
And the soundtrack is awesome
Taught myself how to add motion to a PowerPoint presentation
It might not seem like a big deal to you, but as one friend puts it, I'm easily amused
All of the Christmas decorations are finally down/away as of last weekend
I am wearing Christmas socks, compliments of Mom.
They are comfy.
The Red Cross, making it easy for all of us lazy-asses to help Haiti via texting
Talking to Judy last night about her brilliant book exchange idea
"Did you hear Pat Robertson said Haiti made a deal with the devil?" - me
"And that's why they've been living so well all these years?" - Jim
I've been having my nails done on a regular basis for about two months now
My hands have NEVER looked nice - and now they do
It's a totally girly thing but it makes me feel good so fuck it
The mentor meeting went well last week - I'm supposed to write my obituary by Jan. 22 when he gets back from Mexico
I don't think he's planning on killing me - yet
I am wearing my favorite sweatshirt from Granite Peak in Wausau, WI
The house is clean
Two weeks, 4 days from tomorrow I'll be on my favorite beach with a few of my favorite people
I am listening to: CNN Haiti coverage
I am reading: Ugh - nothing
And I am: Tired and crabby
Friday, January 08, 2010
The 2009 holiday season was the best EVER
A fabulous pre-Christmas trip to Michigan to see family and friends
Nelson and Bec are getting married in Hawaii this November and it's just crazy-awesome-cool
Skiing in northern Wisconsin – one of my very favorite traditions and a great way to kick off every new year
I'm not a great skier but it's relaxing and fun for me
The cupcake charm Mom sent for my Pandora bracelet is wonderful
"You're a cupcake. And who doesn't love a cupcake?" - Mom
1Password – software that keeps all your password, ID, credit card, and software license info in one secure and easily accessible place
Sorry, it's only for us really cool Mac people
Jim built an amazing, awesome bar in the basement
He’s calling it the Wong Way Inn
(his nickname is Wong)
It makes me think of my favorite golf joke
Anyhow, it’s growing on me
Can’t stop watching the new Star Trek movie
It’s just good clean fun
And Leonard Nemoy's cameo is priceless
Good week back at work
New Motorola wireless headphones for Christmas - fantastic sound quality, and so much easier on my tiny ears than those damn iPod earbud thingies
I hate the word 'earbud' it sounds like something ugly growing in my ear
Finally sucked it up and got another copy of my Best of Ed Bruce CD, which was stolen years ago
Definitely one of my top 5 favorite albums
“Everything’s a Waltz” and “Mommas Don’t Let Your Babies” are sublime
Ed Bruce actually wrote the song made famous by Willie and Waylon
And sang it way better than them on this CD
The guy’s like 80 years old now and still kickin’ with the ding-dang sexiest voice on the planet
Like a very old Kid Rock
He had a cameo in Public Enemies with Johnny Depp
My boss and a co-worker made it home to Chicago last night
Keith at the front desk and Andre the Giant - two guys in our office building who keep things running smoothly
It's the only way I can remember his name - he's Andre and he is the Largest Human Being I've ever met
I have my first meeting with my mentor today finally
He scares the crap outta me, that’s why I asked him to do this
Had a pretty horrible dream on Monday but by Wednesday had it mostly figured out
Fantasizing about everyone on the train singing “Mommas Don’t Let Your Babies”
It’s been like eight or nine months since I’ve had a crunchy/salty chip
Still haven’t given up sweets as planned
But I’ll get there
Realized yesterday that 2009 was the best year of my life
I am listening to: TLC – Diggin’ on You
I am reading: Eat, Pray, Love…sorta
And I am: Like peace…in a groove