Saturday, September 29, 2007

Burma

I've been following the situation in Burma (Myanmar), and I'm assuming that y'all have been as well. It's horrible. It's the kind of thing that makes you realize how lucky we are to live in this country, even though it's not perfect. Please keep the people of Burma in your prayers.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Fall television: so far, so good.

As everyone who knows me is aware, I loves the t.v. So I thought I’d write a quick something about the fall t.v. season so far. This will be brief.

CHUCK
Chuck is great. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it or not from the previews, but I LOVED it. It’s funny and charming. If you didn’t watch the pilot, it’s still available on the NBC website (supposedly) and should be up until the next episode (although it wasn't working the other night. well it was, and then it wasn't), and after that, you can buy it on Amazon. Y'all, it's really great. Go watch it. Between The Office, 30 Rock, and this show, NBC really has my attention. They are doing great things with the funny shows.

AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL
ANTM was fabulous. Tyra dressed up in a showgirl costume and sang a song. It was so bad. And this season’s second episode, similarly crazy. I just love how that show defies my expectations every week. Every week, I think, “can’t be more ridiculous than last week,” but every week, it is. At least “Miss J” looks like he got a haircut.

THE OFFICE
I’ll just quote you a line from the season premiere: “And while I eventually puked my guts out, I never puked my heart out. And I am very proud of that.” Man I love this show. I'm so glad it's back. The summer was just too long to be away from it.

ETC.
I’m also liking Back to You. It still has some kinks to work out. But Kelsey Grammar and Patricia Heaton are fabulous in anything that they do.

What about you guys? How are you feeling about the season’s shows so far?

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

On the Upswing

I’m feeling slightly better today. I even had enough energy to read a few blogs today. Yes, I still have a wicked sore throat, I’m still coughing, I’m still stuffy. But last night I actually managed to get sleep in solid two hour blocks at a time, and when I woke up, I went back to sleep fairly quickly, so I’m not also dead tired. So now I have enough energy to argue with my body about what’s going on. Yesterday, RR’s brain was having a conversation with her computer. Today, I’m having a conversation with my sinuses.

Me: So, ok, so we’re a little stuffy today. What should we do about that?
Sinuses: Um. . . we’re all good, actually. No stuffiness. Nothing at all. We’re clean. You know how people say, “keep your nose clean”? Well, you’re good in that respect.
Me: Well, that’s actually an idiomatic expression, it’s not actually related to . . . anyway, if you’re “clean,” then why is my throat sore? There’s got to be some kind of drainage situation back there. And how come I can’t breathe through my nose?
Sinuses: You can never breathe through your nose. That’s normal. You’re a mouth breather, baby.
Me: No, that’s not entirely true, sometimes I can–
Sinuses: MOUTH BREATHER.
Me: . . .
Sinuses: And if I were you, I’d be more worried about the fact that your forehead is peeling again. You look like you have eyebrow dandruff.
Me: That’s not nice.
Sinuses: Breath through your mouth. Just do it.
Me: But today I can’t seem to get air in through my mouth, either.
Sinuses: That sounds like a lung problem to us.
Lungs: Don’t bring us into this.
Me: Well, I guess I could use my inhaler.
Sinuses: Yeah! Inhaler!
Lungs: Don’t you have some saline nasal spray?
Me: Yeah, I do, and that doesn’t give me the shakes. I’ll try that first.
[pause while I spray saline into my nose, grab a tissue when it all comes running out again, and cough furiously ]
Sinuses: De-nied.
Lungs: That’s harsh.
Keyboard: Did you just cough on me?

So that’s my day so far.

Also, I just want to take a minute to thank RR for being the best sister in the world. I can’t possibly thank you for everything you’ve done for me in the last week, so I’ll just pick a few. Thanks for making me Jello, buying me fruit pops, checking in the middle of the night to make sure I’m still breathing, driving me to the doctor, bringing me glasses of ice water, never flinching when I accidentally coughed on you, and giving me lots and lots of hugs, all in a fully sympathetic manner. You're just the best!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Woe is me

For the past six days, I’ve been down for the count with a virus, the second virus I’ve had in a month. Yep, while still trying to fully recover from the first one, I get hit again. Anyway, I just wanted to say if you’re wondering where I’ve been, that’s where. I probably won’t be around for a few more days still because I’m still pretty sub-par right now. But you don’t have to feel sorry for me because I’ve got that covered.