Waking up with a cold: sad.
Eating a cubic inch of raw ginger root in an unsuccessful attempt to nuke said cold: alarming.
Rasping with victory after finding a dirty blister package of expired Sudafed between the couch cushions: pathetic.
Teaching five piano lessons while half-delirious with fever: inadvisable.
Being bundled up in a blanket and read out loud to by Techie Boyfriend from David Brin's The Postman. For two hours. With voices. : AWESOME!
I'm in love with Techie Boyfriend.ReplyDelete
Awwwww :). Techie boyfriend is the best!ReplyDelete
Let's hope you're soon over the "rasping with victory" stage and get your voice back soon. Poor INTERN.
Does Techie Boyfriend have a brother?ReplyDelete
With voices? Awww. Wishing INTERN a speedy recovery... for the sake of piano students everywhere. I recommend EmergenC, zinc lozenges, and some sort of reality TV marathon to numb the brain cells as they recuperate.ReplyDelete
Ha! That sounds lovely. Hope you get over your cold soon. I loved your previous post - it made me laugh.... a lot.ReplyDelete
Try a clove or two of raw garlicReplyDelete
Pamela: As a matter of fact, yes! INTERN is pretty sure he's single, too. Maybe INTERN can hook you up :)ReplyDelete
Jon: Raw garlic? Are you suggesting INTERN is some kind of vampire?
RAW ginger? That stuff burns! Even ginger TEA is potent.ReplyDelete
Maybe it was all that dumpster diving. Or, possibly that is the cure. Nonetheless, it sounds like a turn up the heat, put on extra blankets, don't take a shower for two days and read between bouts of sleeping sort of end to your week. It could be worse.ReplyDelete
I'm sick today too. We are like buddies of...sick.ReplyDelete
Robert Michael: No showers? Is that supposed to help? Cool!ReplyDelete
I recommend the cubic foot of whiskey over the cubic inch of raw ginger root for what ails ya. It'll put hair in an INTERN. Get well soon!ReplyDelete
I second Donna's recommendation of a reality TV marathon. Also my Snuggie was very comforting while I was home with a stomach bug over the past two days. Speedy recovery!ReplyDelete
Aww... what a sweetie!ReplyDelete
Try grating said ginger into hot water with honey,... including pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves makes a delightful tea. You can use a coffee press to keep the detritus separate or just let it all settle like I do.
Get thee to a pharmacy and invest in a bottle of Robitussin Cough & Cold. (Even if you don't have a cough.)ReplyDelete
I've just discovered it and it works so well at clearing conjection that it makes me forget I've got a cold. It also makes me slightly loopy, which should make for some interesting piano lessons.
You had me laughing out loud here, which is pretty impressive when you're fighting such a fearsome cold.ReplyDelete
Hope you get better soon.
Poor intern! Hope you feel better soon.ReplyDelete
(Have you tried drinking loads of tea? That worked for me pretty well. Well, that and drinking a boatload of NyQuil.)
Awwww... Feel better soon!ReplyDelete
He does voices when he reads?ReplyDelete
Bravo, Techie Boyfriend!
I do voices when I read aloud. And I am a huge David Brin fan (and also a big David Byrne fan, though that's hardly relevant to this post). Now I know why my husband finds me so alluring.ReplyDelete
I think the whisky-soaked ginger is the best cure for what ails you.
Awwww. I read books with voices to my kids but I've never tried it with my wife. Or reading books to her at all, for that matter. I think she'd die of shock.ReplyDelete
Are you worried that you might be a vampire? If so, DO NOT eat the raw garlic... cause that's bad for you. However, if you can step out into the sun without bursting in flames, then raw garlic has great medicinal qualities. I was skeptical myself, but it's worked. One clove, chew fast, swallow, then introduce yourself to a stranger for fun. "Huuuuhh-hi..."ReplyDelete
Hope you're all better now!ReplyDelete